CID Bio-Science: Feb. 2015, Getting to the Root

March 30, 2016 at 5:43 am | Updated March 30, 2016 at 5:43 am | 2 min read

The CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager:

  • Provides high-resolution, color images of living roots in the soil.
  • Enables observation of root growth and behavior over time through one or multiple growing seasons.
  • Delivers fast, accurate root and soil images in a portable, field-ready device.

To learn more about the CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager and our other CID Bio-Science products, please visit our products page. For pricing information please submit a quote request or contact us directly at or (360) 833-8835.

Outposts: CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager at the Arctic Station

Icebergs dot the bay along the coast of Disko Island, home of the University of Copenhagen’s Arctic Station. Here researchers study environmental issues impacting the Polar Regions, including physical geography, botany, and zoological research.

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Dr. Marie Frost Arndal, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, is heading a research project studying root dynamics in the Arctic. Her team is using the CI-600 root scanner and minirhizotrons to measure diameter, length, and growth patterns of individual roots, investigating the effects of increased snow accumulation, removal of above-ground shrub biomass and seasonal warming on root dynamics. Dr. Arndal’s project will analyze root growth patterns for several years to estimate longevity under different climate conditions.

We always enjoy learning how our instruments are being used around the world. Send us a picture of your project to be featured on CID Blog “Outposts!”

New Research featuring the CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager

Elevated CO2 enhances health risk of heavy metals in different paddy-rice species growing in Cu/Cd contaminated soils

Date: 2015
Publication: Journal of Chemical Engineering Research Studies
Authors: Huibin, W., Zhengguo, S., Fei, L., Xiao, W., Weiwen, Q., Zhongi, L., Shirong, T.
ISSN: 2394- 1154

Net ecosystem carbon balance of an apple orchard

Date: 2015
Publication: European Journal of Agronomy
Authors: Zanotelli, D., Montagnani, L., Manca, G., Scandellari, F., Tagliavini, M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2014.12.002

Traceable Calibration, Performance Metrics, and Uncertainty Estimates of Minirhizotron Digital Imagery for Fine-Root Measurements

Date: 2014
Publication: PLOS ONE
Authors: Roberti, J., SanClements, M., Loescher, H., Ayres, E.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112362

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