Accurate modelling of plant biomass
Dr Jinhai Cai, Ms Marcela Cespedes, Mr Ross Frick, Dr Mahmood Golzarian, Professor Stan Miklavcic
Applied to plant biology, automated phenotypic analysis of plant images, captured as a function of growth conditions, can provide us with a large volume of information on the function of genes as well as on the impact of abiotic stress on plants. Among agricultural plants, cereals are the most important crops in the world. Most importantly, cereal (maize, wheat and rice) together account for 87% of all grain production worldwide. In this project, we estimate the biomass of leaves, stems and spikes of cereal plants from 2D images. Additionally, we study the impact of abiotic stresses on each component as well as on the plant as a whole.
J. Cai, M.R. Golzarian, S.J. Miklavcic (2011) Novel image segmentation based on machine learning and its application to plant analysis, Int. Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, 1, 79-84.
J. Cai, M.R. Golzarian, S.J. Miklavcic, (2011) Novel image segmentation using Gaussian mixture models - application to plant phenotypic analysis, 3rd International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing (ICSAP), 308-312.
M.R. Golzarian, J. Cai, R.A. Frick, S.J. Miklavcic, (2011) Segmentation of cereal plant images using level set methods. A comparative study, Int. Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, 1, 72-78.
M.R. Golzarian, J. Cai, R.A. Frick, S.J. Miklavcic (2011) A comparative evaluation of level set algorithms with applications for the segmentation of narrow-leaf plants", 3rd International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing (ICSAP), pp282-286.
M.R. Golzarian, R.A. Frick, K. Rajendran, B. Berger, S. Roy, M. Tester, D.S. Lun. (2011) Accurate estimation of plant biomass using information extracted from high-throughput plant
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College