Wickson Hall Rm. 2026

Principal Investigator: Brian Bailey

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Welcome To the Lab!

Our lab is working to develop the next generation of high-performance computational tools that can allow for realistic simulation of plant systems in order to better understand how plant structure and function impacts biophysical processes across scales. We combine novel experimental and modeling approaches to conduct basic and applied research in plant productivity and water-use efficiency.

Read more about lab research here.


Our research is centered around the Helios 3D simulation software, which is developed and maintained by the lab. Helios is a C++ API that manages 3D model geometry and associated data, and has numerous model plug-ins, e.g., radiation, transpiration, photosynthesis, LiDAR, and others. Learn more here.

Recent Publications

Mid 2022
Catching spores: Linking Epidemiology, Pathogen Biology, and Physics to Ground-Based Airborne Inoculum Monitoring. Plant Disease. Link to Article
Mid 2022
The probability distribution of absorbed direct, diffuse, and scattered radiation in plant canopies with varying structure. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Full-Text PDF
Mid 2022
Fruit Zone Shading to Control Grape Berry Temperature: A Modeling Study American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Link to Article
Early 2022
QES-Fire: a dynamically coupled fast-response wildfire model. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Full-Text PDF
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616