In my work, I focus on understading the plant, soil and water dynamics in crop and grassland agroecosystems. I look at different aspects such as plant physiology, functionality, and diversity, and their response to drought and heat stresses. I also develop and apply novel mathematical process-based modeling approaches to address the interaction of these complex processes. I endorse developing novel methods to assimilate real-time remote-sensing data into agroecosystem models for more accurate prediction of agricultural productivity and sustainable crop production.

Research interests:

  • Understanding the response of crop and grassland ecosystem to drought, temperature and heat stresses
  • Agroecosystem modeling with focus on plant-water relations at multiple scale
  • Model calibration, model parameterization, uncertainty analysis in environmental systems
  • Assimilation of remote sensing data into Agroecosystem models for real-time