Corentin Clément

  • Visiting Scholar
  • PhD fellow - University of Copenhagen
Corentin Clément

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  1. PhD Fellow. University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section for Crop Science, Copenhagen, DENMARK.
  2. M.Sc. Agriculture - Integrated Crop Production, 2011, National School of Agronomical Sciences of Bordeaux, FRANCE.

My work is part of the DeepFrontier project which aims, at studying the ability of deep rooted crops (>1m) to exploit unused nutrients and water from deep soil layers hereby increasing the sustainability of cropping systems. Through my PhD, I am looking at the ability of roots to extact and transport water from these deep soil layers. My work focuses on alfalfa (Medicago sativa), intermediate wheat-grass (Thinopyrum intermedium) and chicory (Cichorium intybus) three deep-rooted crops grown under field conditions in Denmark.

The purpose of my visit to Penn State is to look into the root anatomical features that could favor or hinder root axial and radial flow and to seek for species and soil depth related differences. 

PhD supervisors: Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Dorte Bodin Desbrøll

Penn State Advisers: Jonathan Lynch, Hannah Schneider

Research Interests

Roots Lab