Cornell University

Diurnal dynamics of SIF, photosynthesis and plant water status in maize

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Emerson Hall, 135

Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) offers a promising method to remotely monitor photosynthesis at the canopy and regional scale. However, in order to interpret satellite SIF measurements in a biological context, there needs to be a better understanding of the diurnal dynamics of SIF and photosynthesis. Photons absorbed by a leaf can enter photochemistry, be actively dissipated via non-photochemical quenching (NPQ), or be re-emitted as chlorophyll fluorescence. Therefore, having better understanding of NPQ should improve interpretation of SIF. Here we will use canopy and leaf-level photosynthetic gas exchange, fluorescence and NPQ to examine diurnal dynamics in a corn field.

Event Type



Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS)


sips, sipsseminar, SCS

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Contact Name

Tim Setter


Christine Chang

Speaker Affiliation

Postdoc, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University

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