Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling

Mission


Our goal is to conduct research and research-oriented training to further the understanding of the functioning of 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-tropics: water scarcity, soil nutrient depletion, soil loss, more severe adverse weather events, enhanced ozone concentrations and climate change. Last, but not least, in collaboration with other disciplines we conduct quantitative research on the various dimensions of food security at different scales.




Research priorities - Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling
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Key publications:

technological innovations

Hoffmann, M.P., et al. (2016). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science n/a-n/a.
DOI:10.1111/jac.12159

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



climate risks

Asseng, S., et al. (2015). Nature Climate Change 5, 143-147.
DOI:10.1038/nclimate2470

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

Trnka, M., et al. (2014). Nature Climate Change 4, 637-643.
DOI:10.1038/nclimate2242



climate adaptation and mitigation

Kahiluoto, H., et al. (2014). Global Environmental Change 25, 186-193.
DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.02.002

Rötter, R.P., et al. (2015). Journal of Experimental Botany 66, 3463-3476.
DOI:10.1093/jxb/erv098




model development / experimentation

de Wit, A., et al. (2015). Environmental Modelling & Software 59, 44-58.
DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.005

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

Rötter, R.P., et al. (2011). Nature Climate Change 1, 175-177.
DOI:10.1038/nclimate1152





uncertainties

Rötter, R.P., et al. (2014). Nature Climate Change 4, 251-252.
DOI:10.1038/nclimate2181

Wallach, D., et al. (2016). Environmental Modelling & Software 84, 529-539.
DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.07.010



integrated analysis

Ewert, F., et al. (2015). Environmental Modelling & Software 72, 287-303.
DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.12.003

Liu, X., et al. (2016). Agricultural Systems 144, 65-76.
DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2015.12.003



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