Azimeh Asgari: Plant Direct First Author

Azimeh Asgari, co-first author of “Potential application of spectral indices for olive water status assessment in (semi-)arid regions: A case study in Khuzestan Province, Iran”

Current Position: Postdoctoral candidate in agricultural and natural resources research and education center, Shahrekord, Iran

Education: Ph.D (2020) Irrigation and Drainage, Water and Environmental Engineering College, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.

Non-scientific Interests: Sports, Music and Gardening

Brief Bio: As a post-doctoral candidate in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center in Shahrekord, Iran, I completed my Ph.D. studies at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, Iran. During my doctoral research, I focused on evaluating water stress and irrigation scheduling in olive trees using ground-based remote sensing methods. Our findings indicated that the crop water stress index (CWSI) derived from infrared thermometry and thermal imagery, along with spectral indices including water index (WI) and normalized spectral water indices 1-5 (NWI 1-5), offered dependable information on the crop water status and proved effective for irrigation scheduling in olive trees under water stress conditions.