Temperature dynamics in wheat (Triticum aestivum) canopies during frost

Bonny Stutsel

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Frost damage is a significant limitation to wheat production globally. As grain production needs to double by 2050 to meet global demand, reducing the impact of abiotic stresses, like frost, is crucial. Presently, research into this is impeded by the poor understanding of temperature dynamics in field trials, and the inability to have an unfrosted control plot. This research addresses this issue by demonstrating how fibre-optic Distributed Temperature Sensing, can be deployed at trial sites to understand vertical and horizontal temperature during frost, and by proposing a method to create an unfrosted control treatment using a diesel heater.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Biddulph, Thomas, Supervisor
  • Flower, Ken, Supervisor
  • Boruff, Bryan, Supervisor
  • Callow, Nik, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Aug 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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