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Active vision and surface reconstruction for 3D plant shoot modelling (2019)
Journal Article
Gibbs, J., French, A., Murchie, E., Wells, D., Pound, M., & Pridmore, T. (in press). Active vision and surface reconstruction for 3D plant shoot modelling. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,

Plant phenotyping is the quantitative description of a plant’s physiological, biochemical and anatomical status which can be used in trait selection and helps to provide mechanisms to link underlying genetics with yield. Here, an active vision- based... Read More

A canopy conundrum: can wind-induced movement help to increase crop productivity by relieving photosynthetic limitations? (2018)
Journal Article
Burgess, A. J., Gibbs, J. A., & Murchie, E. H. (2018). A canopy conundrum: can wind-induced movement help to increase crop productivity by relieving photosynthetic limitations?. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi:10.1093/jxb/ery424

Wind-induced movement is a ubiquitous occurrence for all plants grown in natural or agricultural settings and in the context of high, damaging wind speeds it has been well studied. However, the impact of lower wind speeds (that do not cause any damag... Read More

Plant phenotyping: an active vision cell for three-dimensional plant shoot reconstruction (2018)
Journal Article
PRIDMORE, T., Gibbs, J., Pound, M., French, A., Wells, D., & Murchie, E. (2018). Plant phenotyping: an active vision cell for three-dimensional plant shoot reconstruction. Plant Physiology, 178(2), 524-534. doi:10.1104/pp.18.00664

Three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated models of plants are urgently needed to support both phenotyping and simulation-based studies such as photosynthesis modelling. However, the construction of accurate 3D plant models is challenging as plants a... Read More

Approaches to three-dimensional reconstruction of plant shoot topology and geometry (2016)
Journal Article
Gibbs, J., Pound, M. P., French, A. P., Wells, D. M., Murchie, E. H., & Pridmore, T. P. (in press). Approaches to three-dimensional reconstruction of plant shoot topology and geometry. Functional Plant Biology, doi:10.1071/FP16167

There are currently 805 million people classified as chronically undernourished, and yet the World’s population is still increasing. At the same time, global warming is causing more frequent and severe flooding and drought, thus destroying crops and... Read More

Three-dimensional reconstruction of plant shoots from multiple images using an active vision system (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Gibbs, J., Pound, M. P., Wells, D. M., Murchie, E. H., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. P. (2015). Three-dimensional reconstruction of plant shoots from multiple images using an active vision system

The reconstruction of 3D models of plant shoots is a challenging problem central to the emerging discipline of plant phenomics – the quantitative measurement of plant structure and function. Current approaches are, however, often limited by the use o... Read More