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Academic Report: Research for Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems

by , 2018-10-24.

Subject: Research for Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems

Speaker: Dr. James W. Jones

Date: Oct. 29th, 2018 (Monday) 14:00

Venue: Room D416, College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University


 Speaker Introduction:

James W. Jones, Program Director (ENG/CBET), National Science Foundation

Dr. Jones received his PhD degree from North Carolina State University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. His research area is on mathematical modeling of cropping systems; interactive effects of climate, soil, genetics, and management on productivity; climate risk management and decision support for agriculture; and integration of crop and other models for application at field and broader spatial scales.

Dr. Jones co-founded the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP C www.agmip.org) and the Florida Climate Institute, a coalition of ten universities in Florida conducting research on climate change, sea level rise, and associated impacts and societal responses (www.floridaclimateinstitute.org). He is recognized globally as a leader in modeling cropping systems and applying them for improving agricultural productivity and resource use efficiency. He has organized and taught courses on concepts and applications of agricultural systems models for assessment of climate and management responses during the last twenty-five years. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow member of four societies (AAAS, ASABE, ASA, SSSA). He currently is on assignment with the National Science Foundation as a Program Director of the INFEWS program in the Engineering Directorate (CBET Division).


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