Journal article

Flower Colours through the Lens: Quantitative Measurement with Visible and Ultraviolet Digital Photography

Jair E Garcia, Andrew D Greentree, Mani Shrestha, Alan Dorin, Adrian G Dyer

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: The study of the signal-receiver relationship between flowering plants and pollinators requires a capacity to accurately map both the spectral and spatial components of a signal in relation to the perceptual abilities of potential pollinators. Spectrophotometers can typically recover high resolution spectral data, but the spatial component is difficult to record simultaneously. A technique allowing for an accurate measurement of the spatial component in addition to the spectral factor of the signal is highly desirable. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Consumer-level digital cameras potentially provide access to both colour and spatial information, but they are constrained by their..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

AGD was supported by Australian Research Council DP0878968/DP130100015. AD was supported by Australian Research Council DP130100015. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.