Crop Production Systems in the Tropics
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Universität Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Reimund P. Rötter

Crop Production Systems in the Tropics
(Tropischer Pflanzenbau)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Grisebachstraße 6
37077 Göttingen

Tel ** 49-(0)551 / 39-33751
Fax **49-(0)551 / 39-33759


The goal of our group is to conduct research and research-oriented training to further the understanding of the functioning of the major tropical plant production systems in a changing environment. Environmental changes comprise the big challenges agricultural systems are increasingly facing in the future in the different regions in the tropics and sub-tropcis: water scarcity, soil nutrient depletion, soil loss, more severe adverse weather events, enhanced ozone concentrations and climate change.

Key publications

Asseng, S. et al. Nature Climate Change 5, 143-147 (2014). doi: 10.1038/nclimate2470

Hoffmann, M., Llewellyn, R., Davoren, C. & Whitbread, A. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science n/a-n/a (2016). doi:10.1111/jac.12159

Hoffmann, M. et al. Agricultural Systems 131, 1-10 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2014.07.006

Kahiluoto, H. et al. Global Environmental Change 25, 186-193 (2014).

Kassie, B. et al. Field Crops Research 160, 41-53 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2014.02.010

Rötter, R., Carter, T., Olesen, J. & Porter, J. Nature Climate Change 1, 175-177 (2011). doi:10.1038/nclimate1152

Rötter, R. et al. Ecol Evol 3, 4197-4214 (2013). doi:10.1002/ece3.782

Rötter, R., Tao, F., Höhn, J. & Palosuo, T. EXBOTJ 66, 3463-3476 (2015). doi:10.1093/jxb/erv098