Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the 3rd edition of the Xylem International Meeting will be in held in Bordeaux (France) on September 27-29th 2017. This edition will be mainly focused on three topics with the participation of recognized experts as keynote speakers:

i) Leaf hydraulics: new methods and novel perspectives. Speakers: Tim Brodribb (Univ. of Tasmania, Australia) – Christine Scoffoni (UCLA, USA).

ii) New insights into the iso/anisohydric concept. Speaker: J. Martínez-Vilalta (CREAF-Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Spain).

iii) Vitis hydraulics. Speaker: G. Gambetta (ISVV, France).  

Other sections will be organized to cover other interesting areas in plant hydraulics, xylem anatomy and plant physiology in general, with short oral presentations (13’+2’) by the participants and a poster session. All participants are therefore invited to submit an abstract (Max. 200 words) before May 31st for a contributed oral or poster presentation. The instructions and a template for the abstract submission are available in the links below.

For the registration, please, fill this file online before May 31st

Note that the number of participants is limited to 100 so, PLEASE, register only if you are 100% sure you will be able to attend the meeting.

As in 2015, the meeting will take place at the INRA-Centre Bordeaux Aquitaine (Villenave-d'Ornon, France). Sorry, no registration fees! For lunches, the INRA’s canteen located on site will be open to all participants (10€ per lunch). Also, a ‘Meeting Dinner’ will be organized on September 28th evening (30-35 € per person). 

As an output of the meeting, we plan a special issue in The Journal of Plant Hydraulics. You are therefore kindly invited to submit your manuscripts. The deadline will be announced at the meeting, but we predict it to be around December 2017.

We really hope to meet you in Bordeaux!!

The organizing committee:

Dr. José M. Torres-Ruiz

Dr. Sylvain Delzon

Dr. Hervé Cochard

For more info:


Template for abstracts

Instructions for registration