Plant physiology

Plants grow as a reaction to environmental factors such as light, temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.

Expertise

You can call on us for our expertise around these and other themes:

  • Biotic and abiotic (drought, frost, cold, heat) stress and tolerant crops
  • Plant physiological processes and steering them
  • Phenotyping based on image analysis and using various types of cameras (RGB, multispectral, thermal)
  • Drone technology to monitor plants in the field over time
  • Photosynthesis measurements and chlorophyll fluorescence
  • Modelling crop growth
  • LED-lighting and vertical farming
  • Energy use (CO2 emissions) in horticulture

Infrastructure

We have a modern research infrastructure at your disposal:

  • Trial fields with rain-out shelters for research on drought tolerance in plants
  • Eco-physiological lab with specialized measuring equipment including photosynthesis, evaporation, water potential, etc.; appropriate software and data mining pipelines
  • Molecular lab
  • Drones
  • Experimental greenhouses and growth chambers (including a fully steerable research-led module)
Photosynthesis measurements Drone thermal images Chlorophyll measurements Rain-out shelters

You can call on us for...

Plant physiological research in the broadest sense of the word: how does a plant react to changes in the environment? Changes can be caused by climate change, different lighting, different cultivation practices, etc. We can help you with all of your questions for a very wide range of crops.

Partnering with us

Do you have a question, an idea or interest in working with the Plant Living Lab? Contact us right away. We guarantee the confidentiality of all your questions.