Partner Projects

The Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob is not only an independent large-scale research project but also links the different disciplines involved and support joint research. It serves as a platform that integrates other, thematically related research projects, their insights and participating researchers. PhenoRob integrates the following key related projects into its Core Projects.

Core Project 1: 4D Crop Reconstruction

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
BMBFNoviSys – Novel viticulture systems for sustainable production and productsKuhlmann,
Klingbeil
2015-2020
DFGAdvancing structural-functional modelling of root growth and root-soil interactions based on automatic reconstruction of root systems from MRIBehnke,
Schnepf
2016-2021
DFGFOR 2535: Anticipating Human BehaviorGall,
Behnke,
Bennewitz
2017-2021
DFGSEBAS: Sensing Biodiversity Across Scales Linstädtersince 2020
ESAPhotoProxy: Technical Assistance for the Photosynthetic Proxy ExperimentRascheruntil 2022
ECSPECTORS: Sensor Products for Enterprises Creating Technological Opportunities in airborne Remote SensingRascher2016–2020
Gates
Foundation
Cassava Source-Sink: Metabolic engineering of carbon pathways to enhance yield of root and tuber crops Rascher2019-2024

Core Project 2: Relevance Detection of Crop Features

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
BMBFCompetence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr ML2RWrobel,
Bauckhage
2019-2022
BMBFCROP: Combining Root contrasted Phenotypes for more resilient agro-ecosystems Lobet
2020-2024
BMELDePhense: Deep Phenotyping of Plant Disease Resistance Mahlein 2017-2020
BMELDigital Experimental Field Site Farmer Space Mahlein 2020-2023
BMUKISTE: KI-Strategie für ErdsystemdatenRoschersince 2020
DFGGRK 2064 Water use efficiency and drought stress responses Léon,
Schaaf
2015-2020
DFGSPP2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions Vanderborght 2018-2021
FraunhoferFraunhofer Zentrum Maschinelles LernenWrobel,
Bauckhage
2018-2020
LANUV NRWOPTIKO: Optimierung des Kohlanbaus durch Messungen mit UAVs und maschinellem LernenRascher,
Roscher
2020-2022
COBRISensing of plant diseases by spectral imaging and UAVs in variety trialsMahlein2019-2022

Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
BMBFBonares INPLAMINT Brüggemann2015-2021
BMBFSoil3: Sustainable Subsoil Management Amelung,
Ewert
2015-2024
BMBFSoil3: Potential field site with organic matter burial for root sensing and modelling Bauke,
Amelung,
Schnepf,
Seidel,
Gaiser,
Ewert
2015-2024
BMBFCROP: Combining Root contrasted Phenotypes for more resilient agro-ecosystems Lobet,
Schnepf
2020-2024
BMBFRhizoWheat: Rhizosphärenprozesse und Ertragsdepressionen in Weizenfruchtfolgen Schnepf,
Mahlein
2020-2024
BMELNH3-Min: Reducing NH3 losses from application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and increasing nitrogen use efficiency of fertilization Brüggemann,
Pude
2020-2024
DFGSPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions: Modelling self-organisation in the rhizosphereSchnepf2018-2021
DFGSPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions: Visualization and quantification of spatiotemporally resolved carbon allocation within the root system and rhizosphere microbiota of maizeKnief,
Koller
2018-2021
DFGAdvancing structural-functional modelling of root growth and root-soil interactions based on automatic reconstruction of root systems from MRIBehnke,
Schnepf
2015-2020
ECEMPHASIS: European Multi-Environment Plant Phenotyping and Simulation Infrastructure Schurr2017-2020

Core Project 4: Autonomous In-Field Intervention

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
BMBFBonares Soil3: process-based modelling of water and nutrient uptake from the subsoil Seidel,
Amelung,
Bauke,
Gaiser
2015-2024
BMBFBonares Soil3: soil mapping of agricultural field sites using GPR and EMI at long term agricultural field sites including Kleinaltendorf Bauke2015-2024
BMBFDAKIS: Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information System Gaiser,
Montzka
2020-2024
BMEL
FNR
OptiMech: Optimizing strategies for weed control in Medicinal and Aromatic plant cultivation Pude,
Döring
2019-2022
BMELNH3-Min: Reducing NH3 losses from application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and increasing nitrogen use efficiency of fertilization Brüggemann,
Pude
2020-2024
BMWiAssimEO: Total water supply for plant production through assimilation of Earth observation data Montzka2019-2022
BLEVitiSoil – Sensor utilization in viticulture with minimized CO2-footprint and fungus-resistant cultivars Brüggemann,
Pätzold
2018-2021
DFGFOR2131: Data Assimilation for Improved Characterization of Fluxes Across Compartmental InterfacesSimmer,
Hendricks-Franssen,
Vereecken,
Kollet
2013- 2021
ECATLAS (H2020): Agricultural interoperability and analysis systemHendricks-Franssen2019-2022
ECEoCoE (H2020): Energy oriented center of excellence: towards exascale for energy Hendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
2019-2021
ECWATERAGRI: Water retention and nutrient recycling in soils and streams for improved agricultural Production Hendricks-Franssen 2020-2024
 FRIA BelgianEarly detection of drought stress using sun induced chlorophyll fluorescenceJonard2018-2022
HelmholtzHDS-LEE: Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and EnergyVereecken,
Hendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
2019-2022
HelmholtzTERENO: Terrestrial Environment ObservatoriesVereeckensince 2008
HelmholtzESM – Advanced Earth System Modelling CapacityHendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
2017-2040
HGFADAPTER: ADAPT tERrestrail systemsMcCool,
Vanderborght,
Kollet
2019-2023

Core Project 5: New Field Arrangements

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
AU / ECUPSCALERS: Upscaling Site-Specific Climate-smart Agriculture and Land use practices to Enhance Regional production Systems in West Africa Gaiser
BMBFBonaRes-I4S (Intelligence for Soil): Mid-infared and gamma spectroscopy as complementary tools for site-specific management of soil fertilityPätzold2018-2021
BMBFDAKIS: Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information SystemGaiser,
Montzka
2020-2024
BLEVitiSoil – Sensor utilization in viticulture with minimized CO2-footprint and fungus-resistant cultivarsBrüggemann,
Pätzold
2018-2021
DFGCombined strategies for reducing soil salinization and the mechanism of their interactive effects on crop growthGaiser,
Seidel
2020-2022
European CommissionWIDE Synergies: Towards a synergistic management of Weeds, Insect herbivores and Diseases with their natural Enemies in pesticide-free agroecosystemsSeverin HATT, Thomas Döring2021-2022

Core Project 6: Technology Adoption and Impact

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
BioScTranform2Bio: Integrated Transformation Processes and their Regional Implementations – Structural Change from Fossil-Economy to Bioeconomy Börner,
Heckelei,
Britz,
Hartmann,
von Braun,
Schurr
2019-2022
BMBFSTRIVE: Sustainable Trade and Innovation Transfer in the global BioeconomyBörner,
Britz
2016-2021
BMBFBEST: Bio-Economy in Europe and SDGs: Development, Contribution and Trade-OffsBörner,
Britz
2019-2022
BMELTransformation and Sustainability in South American Bioeconomies Börner2019-2024
ECLIFT: Low-Input Farming and Territories – Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming (H2020) Britz2018-2022
ECMIND STEP: Modelling Individual Decisions to Support The European Policies related to agriculture Britz,
Heckelei
2019-2023