As part of its monthly lecture series, FAFS organized a webinar to discuss the role of High Throughput Plant Phenotyping (HTPP) in addressing food security, sustainability, and climate adaptation (December 7). The lecture was presented by Dr. Tala Awada, Associate Dean/Director at the Agricultural Research Division and Professor at the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Awada performs research on plant ecophysiology, stress biology, high throughput plant phenotyping, agroecosystems resilience, and forests and grasslands ecology.
In her presentation, Dr. Awada examined how High Throughput Plant Phenotyping technologies can integrate proximal sensing and imaging methods with abiotic/biotic environmental data and plant biophysical traits to develop climate-smart solutions. Dr. Awada highlighted some ongoing investments and research efforts in HTPP at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also addressed some of the challenges accompanied by the wider adoption of this technology by the plant science community.
Click here to watch the recorded session.