Studying Precision Agriculture Affiliated UWA Appointed 2019
Monica is a plant biologist and data scientist from Brazil interested in precision agriculture, machine learning and crops. Through her PhD, she explored the use of machine learning models to analyse plant images collected by drones and ground vehicles to optimise the development of better crop varieties.
The outcomes from the research can be used to produce climate-resilient crop varieties that increase food security globally. In addition, the models can guide decision-making in farms, ensuring efficient use of limited resources such as fertilisers and pesticides potentially leading to a decrease in the final cost of food.