Wageningen University, University of Gottingen and ZALF

Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg, Germany

Period

29 May - 17 June 2018

Activities

Postgraduate Course The Netherlands

I attended to a 6-day Postgraduate Course (3-8 June 2018) entitled “Fundamentals of Crop Physiology in a Changing World and organized by the C.T. De Wit Graduate School Production Ecology & Resource Conservation at Wageningen University in collaboration with the University of Florida.

Course lecturers included Frank Ewert, Ken Boote, Pierre Martre, Paul Struik, Xinyou Yin, Jochem Evers, Melanie Correll, and many others. The course focused on the fundamental knowledge and insight one must have about crops to be able to adapt agronomic practices to the changing world. The toolbox in this course was a variety of plant and crop models. The overall goal of this course was to understand the effects of temperature, light, CO2, and water on the carbon source-sink relationships of plants and to improve the underlying models.

Research visit Germany

I conducted a 4-day research visit to collaborators at the University of Gottingen and Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research to discuss a project submission.

Achievements

We wrote a research proposal under the Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme which was granted (AUD$40,360).

Host Researchers in Germany

  • Prof Stefan Siebert, Dr Ehsan Eyshi Rezaei (University of Göttingen)
  • Dr Bahareh Kamali, Dr Heidi Webber, Dr Frank Ewert (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research)

Funded by

Research Travel Funding Water for Profit Program, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Grant amount

AUD $6,000

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Jonathan Ojeda
Crop Physiologist – Crop Modeller

My research interests include the use of crop models to understand GxExM crop interactions.

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