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
BMELCropWatchKlingbeil,
Kuhlmann,
Léon,
Schumann
2016-2019
BMELRegisTer: Einsatz von Künstlicher Intelligenz und optischen Sensoren zur Merkmalserfassung in Sortenprüfungen bei Zuckerrüben Stachniss,
Mahlein,
Lottes
2021-2024
BMELEntwicklung von Monitoringverfahren (Luft, Boden) zur Identifizierung von Phytoplasmosen in Weinbauflächen mit Blick auf den Quarantäneschaderreger Flavescence dorée Phytoplasma (PhytoMo)Klingbeil, Kuhlmann2021-2024
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
since 2017
DFGSEBAS: Sensing Biodiversity Across Scales Linstädtersince 2020
DFGMapInWild: Mapping and Interpreting Wilderness from Space Roschersince 2021
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/NameInvolved MembersPeriod
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
BMELRegisTer: Einsatz von Künstlicher Intelligenz und optischen Sensoren zur Merkmalserfassung in Sortenprüfungen bei Zuckerrüben Stachniss,
Mahlein,
Lottes
2021-2024
BMUKISTE: KI-Strategie für ErdsystemdatenRoscher2021-2023
COBRISensing of plant diseases by spectral imaging and UAVs in variety trials Mahlein2019-2022
DFGGRK 2064 Water use efficiency and drought stress responses Léon,
Schaaf
2015-2020
DFGSPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions Vanderborght 2018-2021
DFGMolekulare Analyse der Virulenz- und Avirulenzaktivitäten des Xanthomonas Effektors XopH und verwandter EffektorproteineSchaaf, Lahaye2018-2021
DFGMolecular analysis of virulence and avirulence activities of the bacterial type III effector XopH and related proteinsSchaafsince 2019
DFGDecoupling of stomatal CO2 and H2O fluxes by hygroscopic particlesBurkhardt2020 – 2024
FraunhoferFraunhofer Zentrum Maschinelles LernenWrobel,
Bauckhage
2018-2020
LANUV NRWOPTIKO: Optimierung des Kohlanbaus durch Messungen mit UAVs und maschinellem LernenRascher,
Roscher
2020-2022
EIP Agri NiedersachsenPro-MAPPER – Plant Robot for Multidimensional Artificial Phenotyping for Plasma Enhanced ResearchMahlein2021-2023
BMEL / BLE / Landwirtschaftl. RentenbankFlowerBeet – Kontrolle von Blattläusen mittels Nützlingsförderung durch produktionsintegrierte BlühstreifenMahlein, Scherber2021-2024

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
DFGSPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions: Root-structure and soil-texture dependent microbial self-organization in the rhizosphere and in specific cell-types of the endorhizosphere in maize Yu2018-2021
DFGAdvancing structural-functional modelling of root growth and root-soil interactions based on automatic reconstruction of root systems from MRIBehnke,
Schnepf
2015-2020
DFGWie beeinflusst Wurzelschleim die bodenmechanischen Eigenschaften und den Eindringwiderstand beim Wurzelwachstum?Krönersince 2020
ECEMPHASIS: European Multi-Environment Plant Phenotyping and Simulation Infrastructure Schurr2017-2020
DFGEmmy Noether Programme: Genetic control and nutrient-dependency of root-microbe interaction in maize Yu2021-2027

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 e.V.
Optimising strategies for weed control in Medical and Aromatic plant cultivation focusing organic production systemsDöring2015-2024
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
BMELWeedAI: Development of an AI-based expert system to assess the effectiveness of weed control measures under consideration of the damage threshold principle using the example of sensor-guided hoeMcCool2021-2024
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
DFGFOR 2589-RealREP: Near-Realtime Quantitative Precipitation Estimation and PredictionTrömel
2019-2021
DFGSPP 2115: Priority Programme “Polarimetric Radar Observations meet Atmospheric Modelling (PROM) – Fusion of Radar Polarimetry and Numercial Atmospheric Modelling Towards an Improved Understanding of Cloud and Precipitation Processes” Trömelsince 2017
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
DFGSFB 1502 DETECT: Regional Climate Change: The Role of Land Use and Water ManagementKusche, Hüttel, Vereecken, Amelung, Bauke, Börner, Britz, Brüggemann, Ewert, Gaiser, Gall, Haunert, Heckelei, Hendricks-Franssen, Huismann, Kollet, Lobet, Montzka, Naz, Roscher, Seifert, Siebert, Storm, Trömel2022- 2025

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
BÖLNMIKUDO: Fruchtfolgen für optimierte Nutzung der Bodenressourcen: Mischanbau allorhizer und homorhizer Arten zur komplementären Durchwurzelung des Ober- und Unterbodens Dröring2018-2021
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
DFGSFB 1502 DETECT: Regional Climate Change: The Role of Land Use and Water ManagementKusche, Hüttel, Vereecken, Amelung, Bauke, Börner, Britz, Brüggemann, Ewert, Gaiser, Gall, Haunert, Heckelei, Hendricks-Franssen, Huismann, Kollet, Lobet, Montzka, Naz, Roscher, Seifert, Siebert, Storm, Trömel2022- 2025

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, Bröring
2019-2022
BioScGreenRelease for Plant HealthBröring2018-2021
BMBFSTRIVE: Sustainable Trade and Innovation Transfer in the global BioeconomyBörner,
Britz, Bröring
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
DFGSFB 1502 DETECT: Regional Climate Change: The Role of Land Use and Water ManagementKusche, Hüttel, Vereecken, Amelung, Bauke, Börner, Britz, Brüggemann, Ewert, Gaiser, Gall, Haunert, Heckelei, Hendricks-Franssen, Huismann, Kollet, Lobet, Montzka, Naz, Roscher, Seifert, Siebert, Storm, Trömel2022- 2025