The University of Western Australia has been presented with the Conviron Green Leaf Award. Dave Napier, Conviron's Territory Manager for Australia, was on hand to present the award to the team at UWA.
UWA takes its place along with many other award recipients, including the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the University of Sheffield, the International Rice Research Institute, and the University of Washington.
The relationship between Conviron and UWA dates back to 2010. Since then, the team at UWA has pushed the limits of their plant growth chambers and rooms and has recently undertaken upgrades such as with their control systems and new LED lighting to improve energy efficiencies and further optimize performance.
Postgraduate students Astrid Odé and Jan Lankhorst from Utrecht University visit the Veneklass research group at UWA. The researchers explore plant water relations at elevated carbon dioxide concentrations within upgraded BDW40 plant growth rooms.
Dave Napier reflects on the long history of cooperation with UWA and remarks how the partnership extends beyond just being an equipment supplier. "We have built a close working relationship with the team at UWA over the years. We've worked with them to help make sure their scientists have the latest grow room technology, can extract the absolute maximum out of the equipment, and advance their research objectives".
Chickpea plants growing in a BDW40 plant growth room exploring the influence of environmental factors on flowering time and demonstrating the power of precision environmental control in plant science research. By Montana Walsh Baddeley from the Lichtenzveig research group at UWA.
"We've worked with UWA to make sure their scientists have the latest grow room technology, can extract the absolute maximum out of the equipment, and advance their research objectives," said Dave Napier, Conviron Territory Manager, Australia