Developing Sustainable Bioenergy Crops for Future Climates

24-27th September 2017

You are welcome to join us at Bioenergy 2017. This meeting will bring together researchers, breeders, growers and policy makers who are concerned with the development of new bioenergy crops for future climates.

Using thermal imaging to measure water status

Rapid progress has been made over the last five years with respect to emerging new genomic technologies for crop improvement, linked to high throughput phenotyping and modelling approaches that bring together genotyping and phenotyping. Here, we will report latest findings and consider the potential of these technologies for the future deployment of new bioenergy crops in the face of climate change. At the same time, the complex plant traits underpinning drought tolerance and responses to other abiotic and biotic stresses is poorly understood for these relatively new crops. Knowledge in this area will be brought together in this meeting and recent advances which are being used to unravel these complex responses will be discussed.