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Alison Thompson
Wheat Health, Genetics, and Quality Research
Research Biologist

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Fax: (509) 335-2553

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Projects
Wheat and Barley Adaptation to a Changing Climate - Discovery of Genetic and Physiological Processes for Improved Crop Productivity and Quality
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 445231
Genomic Selection is Looming: Building a Robust Genotype-to-Phenotype Platform to Revolutionize Public Cotton Breeding
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 441416
Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on Soft White Wheat Development and End-use Quality
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444621

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Proximal active optical sensing operational improvement for research using the CropCircle ACS-470, implications for measurement of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Conley, M.M., Thompson, A.L., Hejl, R.W. 2023. Proximal active optical sensing operational improvement for research using the CropCircle ACS-470, implications for measurement of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). Sensors. 23(11). Article 5044. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23115044.
Advances in the application of small unoccupied aircraft systems (sUAS) for high-throughput plant phenotyping Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Ayankojo, I.T., Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L. 2023. Advances in the application of small unoccupied aircraft systems (sUAS) for high-throughput plant phenotyping. Remote Sensing. 15(10). Article 2623. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs15102623.
Guayule growth and yield responses to deficit irrigation strategies in the U.S. desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elshikha, D.M., Wang, G., Waller, P.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Dierig, D., Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Katterman, M.E., Herritt, M.T., Bautista, E., Ray, D.T., Wall, G.W. 2022. Guayule growth and yield responses to deficit irrigation strategies in the U.S. desert. Agricultural Water Management. 277. Article 108093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.108093.
Irrigation management impacts on cotton reproductive development and boll distribution Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herritt, M.T., Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R. 2022. Irrigation management impacts on cotton reproductive development and boll distribution. Crop Science. 62(4):1559-1572. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20749.
Response of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaf chlorophyll content to high heat and low-soil water in the Arizona low desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Conley, M.M., Herritt, M.T., Thorp, K.R. 2022. Response of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaf chlorophyll content to high heat and low-soil water in the Arizona low desert. Photosynthetica. 60(2):280-292.
Estimation of direct-seeded guayule cover, crop coefficient, and yield using UAS-based multispectral and RGB data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elshikha, D.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Waller, P.M., Thorp, K.R., Dierig, D., Wang, G., Cruz, V.M., Katterman, M.E., Bronson, K., Wall, G.W., Thompson, A.L. 2022. Estimation of direct-seeded guayule cover, crop coefficient, and yield using UAS-based multispectral and RGB data. Agricultural Water Management. 265. Article 107540. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.107540.
Agronomic outcomes of precision irrigation management technologies with varying complexity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thorp, K.R., Calleja, S., Pauli, D., Thompson, A.L., Elshikha, D. 2022. Agronomic outcomes of precision irrigation management technologies with varying complexity. Transactions of the ASABE. 65(1):135-150. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14950.
Correlation-based network analysis of the influence of Bemisia tabaci feeding on photosynthesis and foliar sugar and starch composition in soybean Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schutze, I., Yamamoto, P., Malaquias, J., Herritt, M.T., Merten, P., Thompson, A.L., Naranjo, S.E. 2022. Correlation-based network analysis of the influence of Bemisia tabaci feeding on photosynthesis and foliar sugar and starch composition in soybean. Insects. 13(1). Article 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13010056.
Response of leaf chlorophyll content to high heat and low-soil water in the Arizona low desert - (Abstract Only)
Assessing drought and heat stress-induced changes in the cotton leaf metabolome and their relationship with hyperspectral reflectance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melandri, G., Thorp, K.R., Broeckling, C., Thompson, A.L., Hinze, L.L., Pauli, D. 2021. Assessing drought and heat stress-induced changes in the cotton leaf metabolome and their relationship with hyperspectral reflectance. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12. Article 751868. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.751868.
Quantification of leaf wax and cutin monomer composition in Pima (Gossypium barbadense) and upland (G. hirsutum L.) cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomasi, P., Herritt, M.T., Jenks, M., Thompson, A.L. 2021. Quantification of leaf wax and cutin monomer composition in Pima (Gossypium barbadense) and upland (G. hirsutum L.) cotton. Industrial Crops and Products. 169. Article 113670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.113670.
FLIP:FLuorescence imaging pipeline for field-based chlorophyll fluorescence images Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herritt, M.T., Long, J.C., Roybal, M.D., Moller Jr, D.C., Mockler, T.C., Pauli, D., Thompson, A.L. 2021. FLIP:FLuorescence imaging pipeline for field-based chlorophyll fluorescence images. SoftwareX. 14. Article 100685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2021.100685.
Arthropod demography, distribution, and dispersion in a novel trap-cropped cotton agroecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hagler, J.R., Thompson, A.L., Machtley, S.A., Miles, C.T. 2021. Arthropod demography, distribution, and dispersion in a novel trap-cropped cotton agroecosystem. Journal of Insect Science. 21(1). Article 20. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieab010.
High-throughput phenotyping data from a proximal sensing cart Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Thompson, A.L., Conley, M.M., Roybal, M.D. 2021. High-throughput phenotyping data from a proximal sensing cart. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1520740.
Registration of PD 20170048, PD 20170049, PD 20170050, PD 20170053, and PD 20170054 germplasm lines of cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campbell, B.T., Hinze, L.L., Thompson, A.L., Jones, M., Jones, D. 2021. Registration of PD 20170048, PD 20170049, PD 20170050, PD 20170053, and PD 20170054 germplasm lines of cotton. Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20128.
Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) fuzzy seed counting by image analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herritt, M.T., Jones, D., Thompson, A.L. 2020. Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) fuzzy seed counting by image analysis. Journal of Cotton Science. 24:112-120.
Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging captures photochemical efficiency of grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in a field setting Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herritt, M.T., Mockler, T.C., Pauli, W.D., Thompson, A.L. 2020. Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging captures photochemical efficiency of grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in a field setting. Plant Methods. 16. Article 109. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00650-0.
A data workflow to support plant breeding decisions from a terrestrial field-based high-throughput plant phenotyping system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., Roybal, M.D., Moller Jr, D.C., Long, J.C. 2020. A data workflow to support plant breeding decisions from a terrestrial field-based high-throughput plant phenotyping system. Plant Methods. 16. Article 97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00639-9.
Irrigation rate and timing effects on Arizona cotton yield, water productivity, and fiber quality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Bronson, K.F. 2020. Irrigation rate and timing effects on Arizona cotton yield, water productivity, and fiber quality. Agricultural Water Management. 234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106146.
Comparing nadir and multi-angle view sensor technologies for measuring in-field plant height of upland cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., French, A.N., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Pauli, D. 2019. Comparing nadir and multi-angle view sensor technologies for measuring in-field plant height of upland cotton. Remote Sensing of Environment. 11:700-719. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11060700.
High-throughput phenotyping of crop water use efficiency via multispectral drone imagery and a daily soil water balance model Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Harders, S.J., French, A.N., Ward, R.W. 2018. High-throughput phenotyping of crop water use efficiency via multispectral drone imagery and a daily soil water balance model. Remote Sensing. 10(11):1682. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10111682.
Deadpool: A how-to-build guide Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A.V., Conley, M.M. 2018. Deadpool: A how-to-build guide. Ag Data Commons. 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1436769.
Professor: A motorized field-based phenotyping cart Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A.V., Conley, M.M., Shrock, H., Taft, B., Miksch, C.L., Mills, T.V., Dyer, J.M. 2018. Professor: A motorized field-based phenotyping cart. HardwareX. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00025.
Deploying a proximal sensing cart to identify drought-adaptive traits in upland cotton for high-throughput phenotyping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Conley, M.M., Heun, J.T., Dyer, J.M., White, J.W. 2018. Deploying a proximal sensing cart to identify drought-adaptive traits in upland cotton for high-throughput phenotyping. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:507. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00507.
Use of body-mounted cameras to enhance data collection: an evaluation of two arthropod sampling techniques Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hagler, J.R., Thompson, A.L., Stefanek, M.A., Machtley, S.A. 2018. Use of body-mounted cameras to enhance data collection: an evaluation of two arthropod sampling techniques. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):1-8.
Registration of the LouAlp (Louise/Alpowa) wheat recombinant inbred line mapping population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez, S.A., Thompson, A.L., Wen, N., Murphy, L.R., Sanguinet, K., Steber, C.M., Garland Campbell, K.A. 2018. Registration of the LouAlp (Louise/Alpowa) wheat recombinant inbred line mapping population. Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi:10.3198/jpr2017.08.0053crmp.
Chemical variation for fiber cuticular wax levels in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) evaluated under contrasting irrigation regimes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Pauli, D., Tomasi, P., Yurchenko, O., Jenks, M.A., Dyer, J.M., Gore, M.A. 2017. Chemical variation for fiber cuticular wax levels in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) evaluated under contrasting irrigation regimes. Industrial Crops and Products. 100:153-162.
Resistance to multiple soil-borne pathogens of the Pacific Northwest is co-located in a wheat recombinant inbred line population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thompson, A.L., Mahoney, A.K., Smiley, R.W., Paulitz, T.C., Hulbert, S., Garland Campbell, K.A. 2017. Resistance to multiple soil-borne pathogens of the Pacific Northwest is co-located in a wheat recombinant inbred line population. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 7:1109-1116.