There have been dramatic developments in our understanding of stomata in recent years. These extend from how their function is controlled and enormous insights into the control of their development to their evolution and the impact of manipulating stomatal function on plant water use efficiency. This meeting will provide a forum for stomatal scientists, both established and early career, to hear the latest developments and to discuss and decide on a roadmap for future stomatal research, including research of a fundamental nature and research that will result in short-term societal benefits. Given the context of environment change that affects all parts of the globe, it is essential to place stomatal research in this overarching context.
The symposium will take place over four days and include sessions organised by broad research topics. The symposium will include a welcome dinner, poster sessions and selected poster talks.