Presenting phytostabilization at the International Phytotechnology Conference

Dr Elaine Jensen is at the 15th International Phytotechnology Conference at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia this week. The conference, which runs from 1-5 October 2018 is hosted by the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment and the International Phytotechnology Society.

A Molecular Geneticist at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, Elaine is delivering a co-authored presentation on “Phytostabilization of lead and zinc contaminated mine spoil using perennial energy crops”.

In recent years Elaine has been conducting research into phytoremediation (restoration of contaminated land) of contaminated mine spoil in Wales using energy crops such as Miscanthus and reed canary grass (Phalaris), and the subsequent utility of these crops in sustainable energy provision.