Congratulations to Dr. Senthold Asseng for being named to the global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP)! Dr. Asseng is known for his work using computer models to predict crop yields, has worked as co-leader of the AgMIP wheat team and has also lead American-based and internationally organized research projects.
AgMIP is an effort by agricultural scientists from around the world to improve the state of agricultural simulation and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector at global and regional scales.
“AgMIP scientists recognize that many of the climate change and global food security issues are beyond individual scientists and institutions to be solved,” Asseng said. “By creating collaborative research teams, AgMIP addresses research questions which require multi-disciplinary expertise including agricultural scientists, social scientists, modelers of crops, climate, agricultural economics, crop physiologists, field experimentalists, crop and animal breeders, nutritionists, biostatisticians and software engineers.”
For more information on Dr. Asseng’s appointment and AgMIP, visit UF/IFAS Blogs.