Our Research

Our Research

We promote innovative research in the area of plant phenotyping across multiple scales (i.e., from the growth chamber and greenhouse to the field), using the LemnaTec and/or Spidercam® phenotyping platforms to advance research in this area and address important research questions related to food security and the environment. The ability to accurately quantify plant phenotypic traits across multiple scales and their responses to the environment is essential in breeding, genetic, and physiological research to better understand genotype by environment interactions.

Collaboration

Faculty work in an interdisciplinary integrated teams (e.g., computational, statistics, biology, breeding, physiology, engineering expertise or any combination thereof) that emphasize the use of the LemnaTec and/or Spidercam® systems; contribute to improving existing, and developing new innovative and robust tools and algorithms for image and phenotypic data acquisition and analysis; and/or studies focusing on translating and scaling research from greenhouse to field or vice versa.

High density setaria planting at the Beadle Center greenhouses

Recent Publications

Kira M. Veley, Jeffrey C. Berry, Sarah J. Fentress, Daniel P. Schachtman, Ivan Baxter, Rebecca Bart
(2017). High-Throughput Profiling Identifies Resource Use Efficient And Abiotic Stress Tolerant Sorghum Varieties. Pre-print bioRxiv 132787

Gitelson A, Gamon JA, Solovchenko A (2017). Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis. 1. Leaf level. Remote Sensing of Environment 191:110-116.

Gitelson A, Gamon JA, Solovchenko A (2017). Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis. 2. Stand level. Remote Sensing of Environment 190:198-206

Piyush Pandey, Yufeng Ge, Vincent Stoerger and James C. Schnable (2017). High Throughput In vivo Analysis of Plant Leaf Chemical Properties Using Hyperspectral Imaging.. Front. Plant Sci., 03 August 2017 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01348