List of worldwide facilities undertaking global assessments of plant phenotypes.

Biotron, Canada

A purpose built facility housing specialized environmental chambers, laboratories and equipment dedicated to research in the fields of environmental sciences, biotechnologies and engineering. They encourage international access to the facility for both research and training. 

Green Crop Network

A Canadian nation-wide research network for sustainable greenhouse gas (GHG) management in agricultural production systems. 

IBERS, Aberystwyth University

IBERS brings together staff from the Institutes of Rural Sciences and Biological Sciences at Aberystwyth University, and the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER). Basic, strategic and applied research in biology is carried out here, from the level of genes and other molecules to the impact of climate change and bio-energy on sustainable agriculture and land use. 

International Plant Phenomics Network

A space for news about international phenomics activities.

Lepse, Montpellier

Research at the Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiological responses to Environmental Stresses focusses on the analysis and modelling of plant responses and adaptation to variable environmental stresses.

Mutant genotype and phenotype dataset

Lloyd and Meinke have made a dataset of 2400 genes with loss-of-function phenotypes in Arabidopsis. The complete dataset is found in Supplementary Table 2 of the Plant Physiology paper.

National Plant Phenomics Centre

The National Plant Phenomics Centre based at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, features a state of the art automated greenhouse - the only one of its kind in the UK and one of only a few in the world - to enable researchers to study plants in a dynamic non-destructive manner that has not hitherto been practical.

The centre will develop and make extensive use of computer aided imaging (machine vision) and advanced methods for data handling and interrogation.

BBSRC have provided funding to run the facility as a National Capability which supports access to the NPPC by UK researchers. This is further supplemented by external funding from the European Union under the FP7 Capacities Programme (, which provides support for technology development and transnational access.

To find out more, contact John Doonan

New European Ecotron of Montpellier

The European Ecotron is a research platform dedicated to the study of ecosystems and organisms in the context of environmental changes. It is open for all international scientists who are working in Ecology Research.


PhenoPhyte is a new cost-effective web-application for semi-automated quantification of two-dimensional traits from digital imagery using an easy imaging protocol. Although developed and optimized for use with Arabidopsis rosettes, it can be used with rosettes or detached leaves from other species. 

The application can quantify plant growth by taking a series of images over time and herbivory using before and after images.

Paper: Green et al., (2012) Plant Methods 8:45

Plant Image Analysis

A wide range of analysis tools for all aspects of plant phenotyping. 130+ programs and counting....


SCIentists NETworking System was been developed to provide an integrated access point for RIKEN data. On this database, phenotype information of Activation tagging lines, Ac/Ds transposon lines and FOX lines are available.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre is located in Canberra at CSIRO Plant Industry and the Australian National University. It focuses on deep phenotyping and reverse phenomics.

The Plant Accelerator® is a world-leading plant phenomics facility offering state-of-the-art plant growth environments and the latest technology in high throughput plant imaging for the repeated measurements of the physical attributes (phenotype) of plants automatically and non-destructively. 

Tools and Resources from CPIB

The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) at the University of Nottingham brings together biologists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to address plant science questions. They have developed a number of tools and resources, which are available at: