Entries by Jason Stettler

Review: Key questions and challenges in angiosperm macroevolution (New Phytol)

Are you curious about why and how angiosperms, flowering plants, are the youngest lineage of land plants and have become the most abundant group of plants? You are not alone. Generations of botanists and evolutionary biologists have wondered about this same thing. Many questions have been answered, such as the evolutionary relationships between the families […]

Lights, Camera, Action! Detecting crop biomass traits with low-cost photography (Plant Direct)

Maximizing and improving biomass productivity is essential for grower profitability, to protect natural resources, and to meet global population needs. Unfortunately, assessing biomass usually requires destructive sampling which delays the process for breeding high biomass germplasm. Remote sensing is a method of non-destructive sampling using photographs that are scaled and digitally measured for plant height, […]