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 2024
Does intensity-based weighting of multiple-return terrestrial LiDAR data improve leaf area density estimates? Remote Sensing of Environment Link to Article
Mid 2024
Simulation of automatically annotated visible and multi/hyperspectral images using the Helios 3D plant and radiative transfer modeling framework. Plant Phenomics Link to Article
Early 2024
VisTA-SR: Improving the Accuracy and Resolution of Low-Cost Thermal Imaging Cameras for Agriculture. Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops Full-Text PDF
Early 2024
Practical considerations and limitations of using leaf and canopy temperature measurements as a stomatal conductance proxy: sensitivity across environmental conditions, scale, and sample size. Plant Phenomics Link to Article
Early 2024
Quantifying Water-Use Efficiency in Plant Canopies with Varying Leaf Angle and Density Distribution. Annals of Botany. Link to Article
Department of Plant Sciences
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Davis, CA 95616