Application of a single root-scale model to improve macroscopic modeling of root water uptake: focus on osmotic stress Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract Root water uptake is a fundamental process in the hydrological cycle and it largely regulates the water balance in the soil vadose zone. Macroscopic stress functions are currently used to estimate the effect of salinity on root water uptake. These functions commonly assume stress to be a function of bulk salinity and of the plant sensitivity to osmotic stress expressed as the salinity at which transpiration is reduced by half or so called tolerance value. However, they fail to integrate additional relevant factors such as …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017