Stereo Camera

Quantification of upper canopy spatial structure

Stereo Camera
3D reconstruction of a plant canopy

Natural canopies form a complex structure consisting of photosynthetically active leaves and non-photosynthetic elements. Form, structure and arrangement of individual elements assimilate to the environmental conditions through growth and movement processes dynamically.

Therefore a canopy forms a continuously-changing structure on different time scales, which is analytically difficult or impossible to describe. In the project the spatial orientation of individual leaves in a natural canopy is measured using a newly developed 3-D stereo process with a temporally and spatially resolution. An automatic selection of individual leaves permits the derivation of the leaf angle distribution and orientation in the diurnal cycle. The spatial orientation of individual leaves and the spatial distribution of leaves under different conditions and in the diurnal cycle label the status of the plant.

Working Packages


  • Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)
  • Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Building 06.2 /
Room 406b
+49 2461/61-2638

Last Modified: 30.01.2023