sMile: Synthesising plant Metabolomics into biodiversity, Life history & Ecology

Meeting: 9.-13.11.2020 (fully virtual)

1st meeting: 25.-29.10.2021

PIs: Tom Walker (ETH Zurich); Franziska Schrodt (University of Nottingham)

iDiv member: Nicole van Dam


Project summary:

Metabolism underpins physiology, is the interface through which plants interact with their environment and represents the pool of molecular mechanisms through which evolutionary and ecological processes shape plant biodiversity. Despite this, measurements of plant metabolism remain largely absent from ecologists’ toolkits. sMiLE will synthesise a dataset describing the metabolisms of approximately 1000 tropical and temperate plant species to develop the conceptual, technical and data frameworks needed to place plant metabolism at the heart of ecological and biodiversity research.



Jake Alexander (ETH Zurich); Pierre-Marie Allard (University of Geneva); Oliver Baines (University of Nottingham); Virginie Baldy (Aix-Marseille University); Richard Bardgett (The University of Manchester); Pol Capdevila (University of Bristol); Lissy Coley (University of Utah); Maria Jose Endara (Universidad tecnológica Indoamérica); Emmanuel Defossez (Institut de biologie); Dale Forrister (University of Utah); Vincent Jassey (CNRS); Sue Marr (Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry); Steffen Neumann (IPB Halle); Josep Penuelas (CREAF-CSIC); Kristian Peters (IPB Halle); Yvonne Pöschl-Grau (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena); Sergio Rasmann (University of Neuchâtel); Roberto Salguero-Gomez (University of Oxford); Franziska Schrodt (University of Nottingham); Meredith Schuman (University of Zurich); Axel Touw (German Centre for integrative Biodiveristy Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig); Henriette Uthe (German Centre for integrative Biodiveristy Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig); Nicole van Dam (German Centre for integrative Biodiveristy Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig); Thomas Walker (ETH Zürich)

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