New Phytologist Workshops aim to facilitate advances in plant science by bringing together a small number of scientists who wish to focus and brainstorm a particular topic or issue. The format is intentionally flexible to suit a range of projects, but this might, for example, include a working group that intends to focus on analysing new data or indeed analysing old data in the light of new techniques and planning the way forward. The output from the workshop would be written up and submitted for publication to New Phytologist as a research manuscript or synthesis paper, or in some cases a position paper intended for the Forum section.
If you are interested in organising a New Phytologist Workshop, please complete the workshop proposal pro-forma and email this to the Events and Promotion Coordinator (contact details are on the form). Workshop proposals are accepted throughout the year and are considered twice annually.

Forthcoming Workshops

  • 29th New Phytologist Workshop
    Forest Tree Drought Physiology Research Innovation Group
    TBC, TBC
  • 28th New Phytologist Workshop
    Coordinating and Synthesizing Tropical Forest Root Trait Studies: Understanding belowground NPP, root responses to global change, and nutrient acquisition dynamics across tropical forests
    TBC, Panama
  • 27th New Phytologist Workshop
    New insights into global decomposition: Analysis from the global wood blocks project
    Postponed, Sydney, Australia

Previous Workshops (Show List)

  • 26th New Phytologist Workshop
    New paradigms for understanding ecosystem nutrient limitations
    September 2019 , University of Western Australia, Perth
  • 25th New Phytologist Workshop
    Root traits as predictors of plant and soil functions: aggregating current knowledge to build better foundations for root ecological science
    21–25 January 2019, Montpellier, France
  • 24th New Phytologist Workshop
    Traits, distribution and phylogenies of carnivorous plants – Darwin’s ‘most wonderful plants in the world’
    16–17 October 2018, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, USA
  • 20th New Phytologist Workshop
    Molecular mechanisms underlying the rapid evolution of plant–microbe interactions
    8–9 February 2018, Hotel Kasteel Bloemendal, Vaals, The Netherlands
  • 21st New Phytologist Workshop
    Looking for a pulse in dryland ecosystems: Evaluating the pulse dynamics paradigm 40 years after its creation
    10–14 April, 2018, Global Drylands Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • 22nd New Phytologist Workshop
    Energy costs of mechanisms for salinity tolerance in crop plants: a cost-benefit analysis
    10–12 April, 2018, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Glen Osmond, Australia
  • 23rd New Phytologist Workshop
    Plant proteostasis: controlling protein stability for sustainable agriculture
    18–19 July 2018, University of Durham, UK
  • 19th New Phytologist Workshop
    Synthesis in the city: urban evolutionary ecology of plants
    27-30 July 2017, University of Toronto-Mississauga, Canada
  • 11th New Phytologist Workshop
    Scaling from genomes to ecosystem function in peatmosses (Sphagnum)
    23–24 April 2016, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • 16th New Phytologist Workshop
    Dark diversity of co-occurring arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and host plants
    24 – 27 January 2016, Tartu, Estonia
  • 17th New Phytologist Workshop
    The emerging science of linked plant–fungal invasions: mycorrhizas, pathogens, and soil feedbacks
    16 – 20 May 2016, Lincoln University and Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand
  • 18th New Phytologist Workshop
    The Kok effect: beyond the artefact, emerging leaf mechanisms (KOALA)
    6–8 July, 2016, University of Angers, France
  • 15th New Phytologist Workshop
    Flooding stress: signalling through perturbations in oxygen, ethylene, nitric oxide and light
    20 – 21 June 2015, Ravenstein, the Netherlands
  • 14th New Phytologist Workshop
    Developing interdisciplinary omics tools for organelle and cell type – specific analysis of plants
    13 – 14 November 2014, University of Warwick, UK
  • 13th New Phytologist Workshop
    Model–data integration for the next generation of forest FACE experiments
    17 – 19 November 2014, Jena, Germany
  • 12th New Phytologist Workshop
    The apoplast as battleground for plant–microbe interactions
    9 – 10 July 2015, Gießen, Germany
  • 10th New Phytologist Workshop
    Origin and evolution of plants and their interactions with fungi
    September 2014, London, UK
  • 9th New Phytologist Workshop
    Improving representation of photosynthesis in Earth System Models
    April 2014, Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, New York
  • 8th New Phytologist Workshop
    Improving representation of leaf respiration in large-scale predictive climate-vegetation models
    1 – 4 July 2013, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 7th New Phytologist Workshop
    Frontiers in chemical ecology and coevolution
    9 – 10 September 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
  • 6th New Phytologist Workshop
    Bridging mycorrhizal genomics, metagenomics & forest ecology
    15 – 16 November 2012, Nancy, France
  • 5th New Phytologist Workshop
    Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Plant Adaptation
    28 – 29 June 2012, Old Townhouse, Aberdeen
  • 4th New Phytologist Workshop
    Synthetic Biology
    6 – 8 June 2012, NSQI, University of Bristol, UK
  • 3rd New Phytologist Workshop
    2nd International Powdery Mildew Workshop
    27 – 28 February 2012, University of Zürich, Botanical Institute, Switzerland
  • 2nd New Phytologist Workshop
    A multi-scale model investigation of the mechanisms of drought-induced vegetation mortality
    1–3 November 2011, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • 1st New Phytologist Workshop
    Forest sensitivity to CO2
    1–3 August 2011, University of Sydney, Australia