Mallee research on the world stage

World class scientists, engineers and educators at the 2022 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in Kuala Lumpur this month were audience to a presentation by early career researcher Anne (Yue) Wang.

It was the second time Anne has presented her research outputs at IGARSS during her PhD studies through the University of Melbourne.

She was honoured to return with the HyperSens Laboratory team for the 42nd annual event, which continued the tradition of gathering people engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing to present on the latest knowledge and developments, exchange ideas and identify future trends.

HyperSens team at IGARSS

HyperSens team at IGARSS 2022

Anne’s research, which was introduced in our inaugural April 2021 newsletter, will help farmers in the Mallee to monitor nitrogen status, which will help prevent nutrient waste, economic loss and environmental destruction caused by overfertilisation for sustainable agriculture.

“As part of my presentation, I demonstrated the robustness of our nitrogen estimation method, which utilises plant traits derived from radiative transfer model (RTM) inversions and solar-induced fluorescence (SIF), and discussed the results derived from airborne and spaceborne hyperspectral imagery in almond orchards in the Mallee,” Anne said.

I also spoke with attendees about my experience with the new instrument and machine learning models and discussed the potentials for nitrogen assessment using hyperspectral imaging.  It was fantastic to interact with peers and seniors in person after Covid, and to gain insight from them.

You can watch Anne’s presentation here.

In other exciting news, Anne has just published her research – Evaluating the role of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) and plant physiological traits for leaf nitrogen assessment in almond using airborne hyperspectral imagery – in the top remote sensing journal, Remote Sensing of Environment.

Anne's presentation

Anne (Yue) Wang