PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong working on using LIFT (Light Induced Fluorescence Transience) for use in automated and remote sensing of plant photosynthetic activity. I operate a number of fixed and rotary-wing UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in my spare time for aerial photography. The eventual goal is to use UAVs to take LIFT measurements over large areas (crops and forest canopies).
I recently returned from this year’s ICPR conference held in Maastricht in the Netherlands. The photosynthesis congress is held every four years and hosts researchers involved in all aspects of photosynthesis research. In what was the largest poster room I have ever seen, I was lucky enough to present a poster on understanding the regulation of photosynthesis during sun-flecks. I was also lucky enough to present two talks on solar induced fluorescence (SIF) at both the main conference and a satellite meeting held in Essex the week prior.