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PhenomUK’s 1st Call for funded project – Accepted projects
PhenomUK received 13 applications in total. The outcome of our 1st call enabled us to fund four projects in this round. We would have liked to fund more but we encourage applications for our 2nd call, especially from early career researchers.
The four successful projects are as follows:
Project Title: Investigation of microwave imaging for internal fruit quality and below-ground phenotyping.
Principal investigator: Dr Bo Li Institute: NIAB EMR
Award amount: £24,618
Project Title: Implementation of active 3D Multispectral imaging and photmetric stereo systems as early stage phenotyping tool for morphological features and biotic stress quantification within complementary demonstrator phenotyping centres (IBERS & P3)
Principal investigator: Professor Bruce Grieve Institute: University of Manchester
Award amount: £18,480
Project Title: An intelligent, low-cost adaptive 3D multi-scale imaging system for advanced plant phenotyping (PS-Plant+)
Principal investigator: Dr Wenhao Zhang Institute: Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE, Bristol
Award amount: £24,881
Project Title: Developing 2D-3D fusion to enable high-throughput phenotypic analysis of key yeild-related traits of bread wheat using cost-effective UAV imagery
Principal investigator: Dr Ji Zhou
Award amount: £24,940
Dr Ji Zhou recently published paper in the New Phytologist can be accessed by clicking the link below:
New Phytologist Publication: By Dr Ji Zhou, AIRMEASURER: open-source software to quantify static and
dynamic traits derived from multiseason aerial phenotyping
to empower genetic mapping studies in rice.
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of a brand new title, Advances in plant phenotyping for more sustainable crop production, edited by Professor Achim Walter, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
The book reviews the wealth of research on advances in plant phenotyping to meet this challenge, including new technologies such as optical and thermographic sensors, as well as alternative carrier systems such as field robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
This new title also details the use of plant phenotyping to analyse traits such as crop root functionality, yield performance and disease resistance.
Find out more about the new title here.
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Plant phenotyping is rapidly developing technology that involves the quantitative analysis of structural and functional plant traits. It is widely recognised that phenotyping needs to match similar advances in genetics if it is to not create a bottleneck in plant breeding.
Advances in plant phenotyping for more sustainable crop production reviews the wealth of research on advances in plant phenotyping to meet this challenge, including new technologies such as optical and thermographic sensors, as well as alternative carrier systems such as field robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The book details the use of plant phenotyping to analyse traits such as crop root functionality, yield performance and disease resistance.
Edited by a world-renowned researcher in plant science, Advances in plant phenotyping for more sustainable crop production will be a standard reference for university and other researchers in plant science, as well as those in computing and engineering science with a research focus on computer vision, data mining and image-based plant phenotyping. The book will also be a key resource for plant breeders, government and private agencies involved in advocating for a more sustainable agriculture, agricultural engineers, as well as suppliers of agricultural technology.
- Comprehensive review of the development of plant phenotyping as a research field in a wide range of scientific communities
- Explores key advances in the use of plant phenotyping techniques to improve yield, growth and resource-use efficiency, such as aerial systems and sensors
- Offers a detailed analysis of the benefits of plant phenotyping through selected case studies that demonstrate the use of phenotyping techniques in analysing crop functionality and improving crop responses to abiotic and biotic stresses