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Piyapol Phetmunee

After finishing a research project as part of a university third-year course with Alex Wu, Piyapol took on a honours position with Centre researcher Alex Wu and Centre Chief Investigator Graeme Hammer. In his honour project, he applyied the canopy photosynthesis model (DCaPS) to unravelling variations in sorghum and maize radiation use efficiency and transpiration efficiency. The project is expected to link the two crop-level traits with their underpinning processes at the leaf level. Comparison between sorghum and maize genotypes known to differ in those traits will reveal ways in which leaf gas exchange could be manipulated to improve crop-level performance.