Support of distributed ecological experiments via closed-loop environmental control

Jonathan D. Knapp, Michael Middleton, Paul Heinrich, Amy V. Whipple, Paul G. Flikkema

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Abstract

Improved understanding of the effects of climate and weather patterns on plant survival and growth is critical for improving management of wildland, rangeland, and crop ecosystems. The Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) is a distributed research instrument comprising of an array of 10 common gardens across an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. SEGA's cyber infrastructure facilitates monitoring and control of soil moisture at experimental plots using drip irrigation and wireless sensor/actuator nodes. This paper describes development of software-based workflows for the sensing and control of soil moisture conditions across experimental plots and gardens with different temperature and rainfall regimes, and the necessary hardware and software infrastructure to support this capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604519
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 6 2018
Event5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2017 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2017Nov 14 2017

Other

Other5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/12/1711/14/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Knapp, J. D., Middleton, M., Heinrich, P., Whipple, A. V., & Flikkema, P. G. (2018). Support of distributed ecological experiments via closed-loop environmental control. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2017 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333478