The rhizosphere is the volume of soil around roots that is influenced by root activity. Terrestrial plants via their roots provide the link between subsurface processes (biotic and abiotic), primary productivity and the atmosphere. It is therefore crucial that water dynamics in the rhizosphere are understood from multi- and interdisciplinary points of view. This research is pursuing experimental and modeling work through a network of soil biologists, vadose zone hydrologists, soil biogeochemists, plant imaging specialists and numerical modelers at various institutions.
Published research on the topic:
Daly, K.R., Cooper, L.J., Koebernick, N., Evaristo, J., Keyes, S.D., Van-Veelen, A. and Roose, T. “Modelling water dynamics in the rhizosphere”. Rhizosphere. (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.10.004 [Link]