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
DFGFOR 2535: Anticipating Human BehaviorGall,
Behnke,
Bennewitz
2017-2021
Gates
Foundation
Cassava Source-Sink: Metabolic engineering of carbon pathways to enhance yield of root and tuber cropsRascher2019-2024
ESAPhotoProxy: Technical Assistance for the Photosynthetic Proxy ExperimentRascheruntil 2022
ECSPECTORS: Sensor Products for Enterprises Creating Technological Opportunities in airborne Remote SensingRascher2016–2020
DFGAdvancing structural-functional modelling of root growth and root-soil interactions based on automatic reconstruction of root systems from MRIBehnke2015-2020

Core Project 2: Relevance Detection of Crop Features

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
DFGSPP2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere FunctionsVanderborghtsince 2018
BMBFCompetence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr ML2RWrobel,
Bauckhage
2019-2022
FraunhoferFraunhofer Zentrum Maschinelles LernenWrobel,
Bauckhage
2018-2020
DFGGRK 2064 Water use efficiency and drought stress responsesLéon,
Schaaf
2015-2020
BMELDePhense: Deep Phenotyping of Plant Disease Resistance Mahlein
BMELDigital Experimental Field Site Farmer SpaceMahlein
COBRISensing of plant diseases by spectral imaging and UAVs in variety trialsMahlein
BMBFCROP: Combining Root contrasted Phenotypes for more resilient agro-ecosystems Lobet,
Schnepf
2020-2024

Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
ECEMPHASIS: European Multi-Environment Plant Phenotyping and Simulation InfrastructureSchurrsince 2016
 BMBFSPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions: Modelling self-organisation in the rhizosphereSchnepf2018-2021
BMBF SPP 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
BMBFSoil3: Potential field site with organic matter burial for root sensing and modellingBauke,
Amelung,
Schnepf,
Seidel,
Gaiser,
Ewert
2015-2024
BMBFBonares INPLAMINTBrüggemann2015-2021
BMBFSoil3: Sustainable Subsoil ManagementAmelung,
Ewert
2015-2024
DFGAdvancing structural-functional modelling of root growth and root-soil interactions based on automatic reconstruction of root systems from MRIBehnke,
Schnepf
2015-2020
BMBFCROP: Combining Root contrasted Phenotypes for more resilient agro-ecosystemsLobet,
Schnepf
2020-2024

Core Project 4: Autonomous In-Field Intervention

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
DFGFOR2131: Data Assimilation for Improved Characterization of Fluxes Across Compartmental InterfacesSimmer,
Hendricks-Franssen,
Vereecken,
Kollet
until 2021
ECATLAS (H2020): Agricultural interoperability and analysis systemHendricks-Franssen2019-2022
BLEVitiSoil – Sensor utilization in viticulture with minimized CO2-footprint and fungus-resistant cultivarsBrüggemann,
Pätzold
2018-2021
BMBFBonares Soil3: process-based modelling of water and nutrient uptake from the subsoilSeidel,
Amelung,
Bauke
until 2024
BMBFBonares Soil3: soil mapping of agricultural field sites using GPR and EMI at long term agricultural field sites including KleinaltendorfBauke 
 Early detection of drought stress using sun induced chlorophyll fluorescenceJonard2018-2022
BMELOptiMech: Optimizing strategies for weed control in Medicinal and Aromatic plant cultivationPude2019-2022
HelmholtzHDS-LEE: Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and EnergyVereecken,
Hendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
2019-2022
HelmholtzTERENO: Terrestrial Environment ObservatoriesVereeckensince 2008
BMBFDAKIS: Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information SystemGaiser,
Montzka
2020-2024
HelmholtzESM – Advanced Earth System Modelling CapacityHendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
2017-2040
ECEoCoE (H2020): Energy oriented center of excellence: towards exascale for energyHendricks-Franssen,
Kollet
until 2022
FNR/BMELOptimising strategies for weed control in medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation focusing organic production systemsDöring2019-2022
HelmholtzADAPTER: ADAPT tERrestrail systemsMcCool,
Vanderborght,
Kollet
2019-2023

Core Project 5: New Field Arrangements

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
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
LANUV NRWOPTIKO – Optimierung des Kohlanbaus durch Messungen mit UAVs und maschinellem LernenRoscher
Rascher
 
BMUKISTE – KI-Strategie für ErdsystemdatenRoschersince 2020

Core Proect 6: Technology Adoption and Impact

AgencyProject ID/Name
Involved Members
Period
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 agricultureHeckelei,
Britz
2019-2023
BioScTranform2Bio: Integrated Transformation Processes and their Regional Implementations – Structural Change from Fossil-Economy to BioeconomyBörner,
Heckelei,
Britz,
Hartmann,
von Braun,
Schurr
2019-2022
BMBFSTRIVE: Sustainable Trade and Innovation Transfer in the global BioeconomyBörner,
Britz
2016-2021
BMELTransformation and Sustainability in South American BioeconomiesBörner2019-2024
BMBFBEST: Bio-Economy in Europe and SDGs: Development, Contribution and Trade-OffsBörner,
Britz
2019-2022