Table 1. Collaborators aligned with HeDWIC providing key technologies.

CollaboratorExpertizeMain contribution to HeDWIC in terms of shared expertize and/or technologies | AffiliationLink
Senthold Asseng
Crop Modelling
Modelling heat stress impacts in target breeding locations | Univ Florida
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Jose Luis Araus
Crop Physiology, stable isotopes
Phenotyping spike photosynthesis | Univ Barcelona
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Owen Atjkin/Barry Pogson
Crop Physiology

Expertize in respiration | ANU
*Coast et al.,(in revision) “Predicting dark respiration rate of wheat leaves from hyperspectral reflectance”

Daniel Calderini
Crop Physiology, grainfilling

Grain weight potential, supervision of graduate students | Univ Austral Chile

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Scott Chapman
Crop physiology & modelling
High throughput phenotyping | Univ Queensland
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Nick Collins
Crop genetics
stress physiology; supervision of graduate students | Adelaide University
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Tony Condon
Crop physiology; stable isotopes
High throughput phenotyping, supervision of graduate students | CSIRO
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Bill Davies/Ian Dodd
Crop physiology, PGRs
Plant growth regulators, water productivity, supervising graduate students | Lancaster University
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Fernanda Dreccer
Crop Physiology, grainfilling
Grain development and high throughput phenotyping of spikes and grains | CSIRO
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Jorge Dubcovsky
Crop genetics/breeding
Genetic analysis, germplasm | UC Davis
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John Evans
Photosynthesis, germplasm, supervision of graduate students | Australian Nat Univ
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Frank Ewart/Heidi Webber
Crop Modelling
Modelling heat stress impacts in target breeding locations | University of Bonn
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John Foulkes
Crop Physiology, partitioning

Partitioning, supervision of graduate students | Nottingham University
*Rivera-Amado, Foulkes et al. (submitted) ‘Optimizing dry matter partitioning for increased HI and grain number.. Field Crops Research

Bob Furbank
Crop Physiology, phenotyping

High throughput phenotyping, photosynthesis, supervision of graduate students | CSIRO

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Simon Griffiths
Molecular genetics & breeding
Genetic analysis, germplasm, supervision of graduate students | John Innes Centre
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Anthony Hall
Crop genetics, genotyping

Genotyping of experimental panels, molecular genetics | Earlham Inst.
*Molero, Hall et al., (2019). Elucidating genetic basis of biomass accumulation & RUE in spring wheat. Plant Biotech. J.(in press).

Dirk Hays
Crop physiology/genetics

Ground penetrating radar, supervision of graduate students | Texas A&M
*Camarillo-Castillo, Reynolds, Hays (submitted). High resolution spectral information enables indirect estimation of leaf epicuticular wax load.. Precision Agriculture.

Yin-Gang Hu
Crop genetics and breeding

Shares expertize including through visiting scientists to CIMMY | Northwest A & F University, China

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Ruilian Jing
Phenomics & genomics

Share expertize through collaborative projects funded by China  | CAAS
*Genome-wide association study reveals genomic regions controlling root and shoot traits at late growth stages in wheat

Ian & Julie King
Genetics and wide crossing

Germplasm with alien introgression | Nottingham University

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Peter Langridge
Genetics, Genomics

Germplasm, supervision of graduate students | University of Adelaide

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Caiyun Liu & Hongjun He
Genetic analysis and breeding
Shares expertize including through visits to HeDWIC Hub at CIMMYT, Mexico | Dezhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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David Lobell
Food security and modelling response to climate change
Statistical models of impact of climate change on wheat productivity and shared expertize on GxE analysis | Stanford University
Erik Murchie
Measurement of photosynthesis, canopy architecture, photoprotection, supervising graduate students | Nottingham University
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A.Murgineux/J Leroy
Plant Breeding
Genotyping and supervision of graduate students | Limagrain
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Eric Ober
Crop Physiology, root phenotyping

Field based root phenotyping | NIAB
*Ober et al., (in press) New sensors and data-driven approaches–a path to Next Generation Phenomics. Plant Science

Matthew Paul
Crop physiology, PGRs

Sugar-based stimulators of source and sink | Rothamsted

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Martin Parry
Characterization of photosynthetic traits in exotic species, radiation use efficiency | Lancaster
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Richard Richards
Plant Breeding, Physiology
Canopy architecture, heat and drought adaptive traits, advice on germplasm | CSIRO
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Roi Ben David
Crop physiology and genetic diversity
Shares germplasm and expertize including through visits to CIMMYT | Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) Volcani Center Israel
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Gustavo Slafer
Crop Physiology and management
Crop phenology, supervising graduate students | University of Llerida
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Richard Trethowan
Plant Breeding, Genetics
Field evaluations of SATYN nurseries at stressed sites in Australia through the CAIGE | Sydney University
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Cristobal Uauy
Plant breeding and genomics
Germplasm for research and breeding; supervising graduate students | John Innes Centre
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Michelle Watt
Crop Physiology, root phenotyping
Technology for root phenotyping | Juelich Institute
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Relevant Literature
  • Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Martre, P., Rötter, R. P., Lobell, D. B., Cammarano, D., … & Wallach, D. (2015). Rising temperatures reduce global wheat production. Nature Climate Change 5: 143-147.
  • Asseng S, Cammarano D, Basso B, Chung U, Alderman P,  Sonder K, Reynolds M and  Lobell D. 2017. Hotspots of wheat yield decline with rising temperatures. Global Change Biology. 23(6), 2464–2472.  DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13530.
  • Barnabás, B., Jäger, K., & Fehér, A. (2008). The effect of drought and heat stress on reproductive processes in cereals. Plant, Cell & Environment 31(1): 11-38.
  • Braun HJ, Atlin G, & Payne T, 2010. Multi-location testing as a tool to identify plant response to global climate change. In MP Reynolds (Ed), Climate Change & Crop Production. UK: CABI Climate Change Series, pp. 115-138.
  • Challinor A, Watson J, Lobell D, Howden S, Smith D, Chhetri N (2014) A meta-analysis of crop yield under climate change and adaptation. Nature Climate Change. 4(4):287–291
  • FAO (2011).. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. [Accessed 30 July 2015]
  • FAO 2014. Meeting farmers’ aspirations in the context of green development. Thirty-Second FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 10-14 March 2014.
  • Foulkes, M.J., Slafer, G.A., Davies, W.J., Berry, P.M., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Martre, P., … & Reynolds, M.P. (2011). Raising yield potential of wheat. III. Optimizing partitioning to grain while maintaining lodging resistance. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 469-486.
  • Gourdji, S.M., Mathews, K.L., Reynolds, M.P., Crossa, J., & Lobell, D.B. (2012). An assessment of wheat breeding gains in hot environments. Proceedings of Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 1752-1760.
  • IDRC (2015). Facts & Figures on Food and Biodiversity, IDRC Communications. [30 July 2015].
  • Pask A, Joshi AK, Manes Y, Sharma I, Chatrath R, Singh GP, … & Reynolds, M.P. (2014). A Wheat Phenotyping Network To Address Challenges To Wheat Productivity In South Asia. Field Crops Research 168: 156-167.
  • Pingali PL, 2012. Green Revolution: Impacts, limits, and the path ahead. PNAS Vol 109 no. 31 12302–12308
  • Reynolds MP, H. J. Braun, A. J. Cavalieri, S. Chapotin, W. J. Davies, P. Ellul, C. Feuillet, B. Govaerts, M. J. Kropff, H. Lucas, J. Nelson, W. Powell, E. Quilligan, M. W. Rosegrant, Ravi P. Singh, K. Sonder, H. Tang, S. Visscher, R. Wang, 2017. Improving global integration of crop research. Science  28 Jul 2017: Vol. 357, Issue 6349, pp. 359-360. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8559
  • Reynolds MP and Langridge P, (2016). Physiological Breeding. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 31: 162–171.
  • Reynolds et al., 2017. Strategic crossing of biomass and harvest index—source and sink—achieves genetic gains in wheat. Euphytica 213:257-80 DOI 10.1007/s10681-017-2040-z.
  • Richards RA, Rebetzke GJ, Watt M, Condon AG, Spielmeyer W, Dolferus R (2010) Breeding for improved water productivity in temperate cereals: phenotyping, quantitative trait loci, markers and the selection environment. Functional Plant Biology 37, 85–97. doi:10.1071
  • Wiebe, K., D. Mason-D’Croz, T. Sulser, N. Cenacchi, S. Islam, R. Robertson, S. Robinson, T. Thomas, T. Zhu, and M.W. Rosegrant. 2016 (forthcoming). Agriculture and Food Security in 2050: Socioeconomic and Climate Challenges and Options. IFPRI
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