Non-invasive phenotyping methods are used to quantify the spatio-temporal dynamics of plant traits by studying plant functional traits as well as exchange processes between plants and their fluctuating environment. We use imaging approaches spanning a wide spectral range to quantify plant structure and function from the spatial level of single organs (e.g. leaves) to the canopy and ecosystem. Imaging techniques are applied in green houses and outdoor facilities of the IBG-2 as well as in Klein-Altendorf which is one of the important agricultural research sites of Germany, thereby using various sensor-platforms. Our techniques include 3-d stereo, hyperspectral, and fluorescence methods, as well as airborne platforms such as airships and helicopters.
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