Growth rate of Norway spruce: genotypic variation of root growth and interactions with

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Start day

01.05.2014

End day

30.04.2018

Goals

The goal is to understand how tree growth rate connect with belowground rooting processes by utilizing Norway spruce genotypes known to be fast- and slow-growing in long-term trials. We will build a model for fine root architecture and compare root proliferation of these spruce origins in their early stages of development. Moreover, we will assess the role of disturbances and soil spatial heterogeneity in root architecture, ectomycorrhizal fungal colonization and nutrient acquisition.

Outputs