Special Issue "High-Throughput Phenotyping of Crop Traits: Progresses, Opportunities, and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Environment Change; Precision Agriculture; High Throughput Phenotyping; Remote Sensing; High Performance Computing; Photosynthesis
Interests: Photosynthesis; In-field Crop Phenotyping; Food Security
Interests: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, Function, and Traits; Biogeochemical Cycling of Carbon, Water, and Energy; Physiological Ecology; Global Change and Its Ecological Impacts; Model–Data Fusion
2. Global Change and Photosynthesis Unit, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: Plant Biology; Biofuels; Photosynthesis; Global change; Agriculture
Improved crop productivity is of paramount importance to meet increasing agricultural demands associated with exponential population growth. These increasing demands will be challenged further with the pressures from climate change and with the world’s shrinking farmlands. Solutions to overcome this daunting challenge include breeding better crops through both traditional techniques and genetic modifications. Currently, a wealth of genomic information associated with crop productivity is available; yet linking these resources to crop phenotypes under field conditions is severely limiting. This phenotypic bottleneck restricts advances in crop improvement.
To bridge this knowledge gap, advances in high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) are highly sought to estimate crop phenotypic traits in a nondestructive, rapid, and cost-effective way. The rapid advancements in sensor technologies and low-cost sensing platforms are projected to ease the crop phenotyping bottleneck and offer scientists with rich data to help to seek the ways to improve crop productivity.
This Special Issue aims at showcasing the latest developments in HTP platforms (HTPPs), sensing technologies, and methodological advances to measure crop phenotypic traits from a proximal and remote sensing perspective. We also welcome review papers to synthesize the recent progresses of high-throughput phenotyping and to discuss those grand challenges remaining unresolved. In this Special Issue, potential topics include but are not limited to:
- High-throughput phenotyping platforms (HTPPs), such as unmanned aerial vehicles, robots, and gantries that have an important component in close-range/remote sensing;
- Innovative use of new sensors to collect phenotypic data (e.g., LiDAR, solar-induced florescence, thermal sensor);
- State-of-the-art techniques to process phenotypic measurements (e.g., deep learning);
- Data fusion (e.g., fusion of multisource data, such as structural, optical, physiological, and thermal data) for understanding plant growth;
- Advances in hyperspectral remote sensing for phenotyping;
- Phenotyping of plant stress (e.g., disease and drought stress).
Topics should be related to improving agricultural output, which includes all facets of agriculture, such as yield quantity, yield quality, crop health, agroecosystem services, etc.
Dr. Peng Fu
Dr. Katherine Meacham-Hensold
Dr. Jin Wu
Prof.Dr. Carl Bernacchi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- high-throughput phenotyping
- close-range/remote sensing
- crop productivity
- data fusion
- plant stress
- hyperspectral image processing
- crop traits
- agroecosystem services
- plant physiology