Lab News


We are hiring one new postdoc and new grad students

1 Postdoc and PhD student positions studying structure and function of trees using drone-based remote sensing The Ensminger lab is soliciting applications for one postdoctoral position and fully funded grad student positions for the new year. The lab aims to develop and use the next generation high-throughput drone-based phenotyping platform…

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Our drone data reaches new heights!

The FastPheno project has stunning new images of our sample trees, made possible by postdoc Aravind’s hard work. We use drone-based Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for fast and cost-effective monitoring and estimation of tree-level physiological parameters in large forests. These photos are not only pretty to look…

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Bridget wins NSERC scholarship

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country. The Ensminger lab congratulates our PhD student Bridget for winning the NSERC Scholarship Award! Read More

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Chlorophyll Fluorescence

Exciting paper published today in Nature Plants!

The Nature Plants paper “Chlorophyll a fluorescence illuminates a path connecting plant molecular biology to Earth-system science” was published today. Following a workshop held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Research Station in 2019, Albert Porcar-Castell from the University of Helsinki took the lead on this work. Finally it is here –…

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Bridget wins CSPB/SCBV award for outstanding oral presentation

Congrats Bridget on the award for best oral presentation at the 2021 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting! Bridget presented her work on climate change impacts and the effect of warming and drought on the timing of cold acclimation in different white spruce genotypes. In her talk she showed first results from her…

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Drone pilot training for Ensmingerlab

Flying a drone in Canada requires an exam, flight training and final certification. Siyu, Erik and Ingo just completed their certification, they are now drone pilots! The photograph shows our instructor Harish Jadeja with Erik and Siyu during the flight training at the Koffler Scientific Reserve.

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