Sun-induced and laser-induced fluorescence –novel indicators of vegetation stress and resource use efficiency
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
In the frame of this project we will use several new measurement approaches that all allow the quantification of fluorescence emission on the canopy and plot scale for a better understanding of dynamic vegetation stress response. We will aim for a better scientific understanding of vegetation stress response and the link to photosynthesis by applying existing and developing novel fluorescence measurement protocols and concepts. We will use active fluorescence approaches (LIFT techniques) as well as passive fluorescence techniques to quantify sun-induced fluorescence on the canopy and plot scale. The knowledge will be used to further develop operational instruments and measurement concepts and will be used to further enhance our scientific understanding of the dynamic vegetation stress response.
This position involves a secondment of about six months to the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) under the supervision of Dr. Micol Rossini, who will provide the ESR with experience in estimation of sun-induced fluorescence using spectral fitting methods.
The activity will be supervised by Prof. Uwe Rascher.