Current research projects in the lab include:

  • Identifying traits in woody crops that enhance drought resistance and enable genotype-specific precision irrigation management
  • Evaluating the impacts of water stress on dual exchange processes of leaves
  • Developing machine learning and virtual reality tools for in vivo X-ray visualization methods
  • Developing new technology to better estimate crop water use in real time
  • Validating and improving proximal and remotely sensed estimates of  crop evapotranspiration (ET) and water stress
  • Evaluating irrigation management techniques used to mitigate the impacts of heat waves in wine grapes