Mr Alan Gay

Mr Alan Gay

Senior Research Scientist


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Plant and crop physiologist with wide interests including photosynthesis, stomatal responses, senescence, cold hardening, crop modelling and growth measurements. Currently working on the use of hyperspectral reflectance of leaves and crops as a diagnostic tool particularly when collected from manned and unmanned aerial platforms as an aid to environmental, vegetation, crop and forestry monitoring and management. Has developed expertise in biological image analyses and interpretation for various uses.

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Wu, D, Wu, D, Feng, H, Duan, L, Dai, G, Liu, X, Wang, K, Yang, P, Chen, G, Gay, AP, Doonan, JH, Niu, Z, Xiong, L & Yang, W 2021, 'A deep learning-integrated micro-CT image analysis pipeline for quantifying rice lodging resistance-related traits', Plant Communications.
Maesano, M, Khoury, S, Nakhle, F, Firrincieli, A, Gay, A, Tauro, F & Harfouche, A 2020, 'UAV-based LiDAR for high-throughput determination of plant height and above‐ground biomass of the bioenergy grass arundo donax', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, no. 20, 3464, pp. 1-20.
Galyuon, IK, Gay, A, Hash, CT, Bidinger, FR & Howarth, C 2019, 'A comparative assessment of the performance of a stay-green sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) introgression line developed by marker-assisted selection and its parental lines', African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 18, no. 26, 7118D0361330, pp. 548-563.
Wu, D, Guo, Z, Ye, J, Feng, H, Liu, J, Chen, G, Zheng, J, Yan, D, Yang, X, Xiong, X, Liu, Q, Niu, Z, Gay, A, Doonan, J, Xiong, L & Yang, W 2019, 'Combining high-throughput micro-CT-RGB phenotyping and genome-wide association study to dissect the genetic architecture of tiller growth in rice', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 545-561.
Galyuon, IKA, Gay, A, Borrell, AK & Howarth, CJ 2019, 'Physiological and biochemical basis for stay-green trait in sorghum', African Crop Science Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 653, 677.
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