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Vera Lisa Hecht

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

With background in biology and agricultural science, I investigate as a Postdoc at IBG-2 the root system and its growth of various crops, such as winter wheat, under different conditions. Currently, in cooperation with various teams, I develop a semi-automated sampler for destructive harvests of roots in field trials. The semi-automation increases the throughput of the sample number at one harvest time point. The gained data and conclusions held to determine certain traits for certain so-called ideotypes (=phenotype adapted to certain conditions). Due to climate change, also in Germany, there is a need for phenotypes or cultivars that can cope with increasing temperatures and more extreme weather events and provide the same or even increased grain yields.



Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2
52428 Jülich


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