Environments-by-Design: Developing new tools to bring “field conditions” to the laboratory

dc.contributor.advisor Ludovico Cademartiri
dc.contributor.author Lind, Kara
dc.contributor.department Materials Science and Engineering
dc.date 2019-03-26T18:05:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:13:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:13:58Z
dc.date.copyright Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Maximizing agricultural yields is an urgent priority for our society as the world population will increase to 9 billion by 2050. Additionally, climate change could have detrimental effects on food supply and biomass production. Addressing these problems means considering the relationship the environment has on a plant’s development. The reality is though that there are few tools to plant scientists that can properly control and monitor the growing environment for plant. We believe that as engineers we can provide plant scientists with new tools which we call “environments by design”. These tools can control the environmental stimuli either abiotic (e.g. water availability, nutrient concentration, temperature, relative humidity) or biotic (e.g. microbes or other plants) delivered to plant in time and space. By controlling the environment, hypotheses of how genetic traits interact with environmental factors to yield the plant phenotypes can be addressed inside the laboratory.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/31021
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Engineering
dc.subject.disciplines Materials Science and Engineering
dc.subject.disciplines Mechanics of Materials
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Sciences
dc.subject.keywords controlled environments
dc.subject.keywords microbiome
dc.subject.keywords millifluidic devices
dc.subject.keywords wax paper printing
dc.title Environments-by-Design: Developing new tools to bring “field conditions” to the laboratory
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dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.discipline Materials Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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