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10th International Phytotechnologies Conference
1-4 October 2013
Holiday Inn Liverpool, Syracuse, NY

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this event! It was a great success.

Please check the International Phytotechnology Society webpage for information on upcoming events.

The conference will be held in beautiful Upstate New York, with opportunities for conference goes to explore and enjoy this fantastic region. SUNY-ESF's commitment to environmental sustainability provides an outstanding showcase for a variety of green technologies. The 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference is a function of the International Phytotechnology Society in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


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Sponsored by Walt Eifert and BP

International Phytotechnologies Scholar Application

Thanks to generous support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program, 29 students will be attending the 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference as PhytoScholars. NIEHS funding will be used to cover the travel, lodging and registration costs of the PhytoScholars, each of whom will be presenting a poster highlighting their own research. This year our PhytoScholars will be travelling from 15 different states, as close as Connecticut and as far as Alaska. Thank you to NIEHS and Congratulations to our PhytoScholars!

International Phytotechnology Society

The International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) is a nonprofit, worldwide professional society comprised of individuals and institutions engaged in the science and application of using plants to deal with environmental problems.

IPS’s mission is to promote research, education, training, and application of those technologies that use plants to deal with problems of environmental contamination, carbon sequestration, alternative fuels, and ecological restoration.

IPS is open to all researchers, practitioners, regulators, site owners and interested and concerned individuals who want to promote a natural way to deal with environmental problems.

Phytotechnologies are the use of plants to remedy environmental problems. Plants can be used to clean or contain contaminants from soil, sediments, or water. Planted systems can degrade organic pollutants and extract heavy metals. Plants can be used to restore impacted ecosystems, provide biofuel, sequester carbon, improve air quality, and beneficially impact our environment. Advances have been made in research to identify and optimize plant capability to reduce risk and enhance environmental benefits. This Society is devoted to bringing together the science, engineering, and applications of phytotechnologies worldwide.

Phytotechnology Areas:

  • Phytoremediation Research on Fate and Transport of Contaminants
  • Ecorestoration and habitat creation
  • Biofuels
  • Health Benefits
  • Lessons From the Field
  • Nanoparticles
  • Greenroof Technology
  • Carbon Sequestration