Plant Phenomics

Goals

• Understand how cereal crops respond to a wide range of growth conditions in the field as well as under control conditions
• Our purpose is to contribute to crop improvement by providing selection criteria for breeding programs

Research Lines

• Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology
• Stable Isotopes
• Field Spectoscropy
• UAV Remote Sensing
• Phytoremediation
• Paleorecpnstruction
• Trait-Based Crop Phenotyping

Main activities

• Investigate the adaptation mechanisms of the plants, their genotypic variability and how these mechanisms are acting in different organs
• The establishment of empirical relationships between plant biochemical and physical properties and optical characteristics but these are still scarce
• Focusing on biochemical and anatomical characterisation of plant tissues derived from their spectral signature in field conditions
• Plant breeding and more specifically high throughput plant phenotyping (HTPP), with phenotyping basically being the same as identifying plant functional traits as related to improving crop
yield and resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.
• Automatic ear-counting algorithm is proposed to estimate ear density under field conditions based on zenithal color digital images taken from above the crop in natural light conditions.

MEMBERS
-Josep Lluis Araus Ortega jaraus@ub.edu
-Jordi Bort Pie jordi.bort@ub.edu
-Maria Dolors Serret Molins

POSTDOCS
-Shawn Carlisle Kefauver
-Rut Sánchez Bragado

PHD STUDENTS
-Omar Vergara Díaz
-Adrián Gracia Romer
-Fadia Chairi
-José Armando Fernández Gallego
-Maria Luisa Buchaillot
-Thomas Vatter

CONTACT DETAILS
Av. Diagonal, 643
08028 Barcelona
Spain
Telf: +34 93 402 14 69
jaraus@ub.edu

SENIOR RESEARCHERS

Jose Luis Araus (PI)
PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2013
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