student profile: Mrs Maria Francisca Ruz Ruiz


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Characterising canopy energy balance for heat tolerance in wheat

Supervisors: Thomas BUCKLEY , Helen BRAMLEY

Thesis abstract:

Understanding the mechanisms occurring in plants when they are subjected to high temperatures will help to identify plant traits conferring heat stress tolerance. On the other hand, monitoring and studying the canopy environment is needed to determine the crop energy balance as well as its interaction with different varieties.�br /� This research aims to overcome the technological challenge of measuring different environmental variables in the field, by developing faster and more affordable systems than current procedures and using the data gathered to develop a model that predicts canopy temperatures.

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