Kemanian Agroecosystems Modeling Laboratory
Understanding natural and agricultural systems through biophysical simulation models.
Human activities and agriculture in particular affect the biosphere substantially. With the twin challenges of increasing productivity while preserving environmental integrity, a clear conceptual and quantitative understanding is critical to manage agroecosystems and to design sustainable practices and landscapes.
Our research integrates multiple scales ranging from water and nutrient cycling in soils, crop physiology and management (grain, forage and energy crops), to whole farming systems and landscape management. Our team focuses on simulation modeling, and our projects range from practical, on the ground research, to large scale simulations.