Research is presented every three years at the IAS World Congress, an international meeting with oral and poster presentations from researchers, including postgraduate students. Programs include symposia addressing the broader field of allelopathy including plant/plant, plant/insect and plant/microbial interactions. Allelopathy and Allelochemical research is an exciting area that has spawned innovative research in above and below ground interactions and the chemistry of bioactive natural plant products and signalling molecules, leading to better management systems for weeds and pests in agroecosystems, vegetation management in natural settings, novel compound analysis and discovery, as well as their mode of action in complex ecosystems, including terrestrial and marine systems. Recent findings have also led to a better understanding of the mechanisms that aquatic and terrestrial plants utilize to invade new territories, colonize productive and non-productive soils due to complex plant-microbial interactions, and defend themselves against a variety of pests.
When is the IAS World Congress Meeting?
IAS World Congresses are generally held in the months of July-November every three years, with the next meeting to be held in Marseille France in July 2017. Catherine Fernadez will serve as program chair along with her team of associates at the University of Aix Marseille at IMBE in Marseille France.