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Eckert, Andreas

Administrator, Field Station Rauischholzhausen

PhD student

"Verbesserung der Stickstoffeffizienz von Winterrapshybriden durch Erweiterung der genetischen Diversität"


 Research Keywords

  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • 3D imaging and analysis
  • Plant architectural traits
  • Yield components
  • Nitrogen-use efficiency and utilization
  • Brassica napus (oilseed rape / canola)


Research Interest

Assessment of plant architectural traits with relevance for yield and nitrogen use efficiency by 3D imaging


In Brassica napus complex and flexible plant architecture is present due to indeterminate growth of side branches and the extremely high compensation potential between yield components. So it is difficult to systematically dissect and quantify the effects of architectural traits for oilseed rape. Manual assessment of architectural traits (no. of branches, no. of siliques per branch, leaf inclination etc.) is extremely labor-intensive and error-prone. The aim is to use multispectral 3D imaging by calibrating this method for measuring e.g. the traits described above. Subsequently phenotyping of oilseed rape genotypes with contrasting behavior for plant architectural traits is planned.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020- present:  Administrator, Field Station Rauischholzhausen
  • 2019- present:  PhD student at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2016-2019:       Master of Science in Crop Sciences at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2012-2016:       Bachelor of Science in Agronomy at Technische Hochschule Bingen, Germany


Contact information

Andreas Eckert

Lehr und Versuchsstation der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Alte Poststr. 6, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund


Tel.:  +49 6424 301360

Fax : +49 6424 301366