Tree-M - Project A1: Spatial and temporal monitoring of leaf and tree status, and environment [funded by LOEWE]
Interrelations between environmental factors, the leaf microbiome and generated secondary metabolites across-scales (leaf to crown) are to date poorly understood. We will use microclimate observation and modelling to understand the climatic environment of the leaf microbiome. Further, we will apply high resolution proximate hyperspectral sensing of single leaves to derive leaf traits as a resource for the microbiome. Finally, we will combine imaging techniques of other subprojects with hyperspectral sensing to determine and upscale information on the leaf microbiome (abundance, diversity) and its secondary metabolites.
Project website: https://www.uni-marburg.de/en/fb17/tree-m