[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101488]
Researchers Prof Sharon Robinson; Dr Arko Lucieer; Dr Robert Furbank; Dr Jose Jimenez-Berni; Dr Zbigniew Kolber; A/Prof Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry;
Brief description Assessment of plant health and productivity is vital to ensure future food security of the global population under a changing climate. Chlorophyll fluorescence (CF), a signal emitted by green plants, can reveal this information. Although CF has revolutionised photosynthetic research, current measurements are limited to individual plants. Remote sensing of canopy CF is required for efficient management of agricultural crops, forests, and natural ecosystems and is crucial for accurate estimation of plant carbon assimilation and production. This project will deliver remote sensing technology to bridge the gap between leaf and canopy productivity and pave the way for understanding both artificial and solar induced canopy CF measured from space.
Funding Amount 520000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects