University of Tasmania [UTAS]
15 Feb - 15 March 2020
This research was in collaboration with Dr Jonathan Ojeda at University of Tasmania. Together with Dr. Ojeda, I quantified the share of different drivers of yield variability stemming from climatic factors and non-climatic factors (irrigation strategy and cultivars,sowing dates) for simulated yields in irrigated systems. We used process-based crop models to explore the underlying reasons of yield variability for maize in Andalusia, Spain. The drivers of variability were identified at different irrigation strategies, cultivated with different cultivars. More specifically, we addressed the below key questions:
- Which climatic and non-climatic factors are dominant in explaining irrigated maize yield variability for impact assessment studies?
- Which factor contributes greatest share to yield variability?
- What is the level of uncertainty stemming from different drivers for climate change impact assessment studies?
Two manuscripts in peer-review Journals
Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme, Universities Australia, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)