German Plant Phenotyping Network
The Deutsches Pflanzen Phänotypisierungs Netzwerk (DPPN) is a project funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) with three other German partners.
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Quantifying Plant Performance from Above
Researchers from IBG-2 were fundamental in the first demonstration that plant stress can be monitored using the fluorescence signal from an aircraft to analyse photosynthetic performance.
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Plants are the basis for nourishment of a growing world population with changing needs. They are the basis for a future bio-economy of renewable raw materials and resources as well as the starting material for the energetic utilization of biomass. Plants are key elements in approaches to climate change and the preservation of biological diversity.
The application of the increased knowledge of molecular control mechanisms requires multidisciplinary approaches. On the basis of molecular, physiological and ecological expertise, integrated concepts for an intensified and sustainable crop production are being developed.
New technologies such as (non-invasive) pheno-typing with non-invasive methods, modern technologies for plant breeding or modeling and simulation of the interaction genome-environment coupled with bio-informatics open up new approaches to understanding but also for practical implementation of a knowledge-based use of plants for the bio-economy.