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Models for plant growth, environment control and farming management in protected cultivation

Invited speakers

Dr. Juan Ignacio Montero  

Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentària (IRTA), Cabrilis Center, Spain 

Dr. Juan Ignacio Montero  holds  a M.Sc. (Ohio State University) and a PhD in Agronomic Engineering (University of Cordoba, Spain). His main fields of research range from the modeling and simulation of greenhouse aerodynamics and energy balance,environmental assessment of greenhouses production systems, improving greenhouses ventilation systems and covering materials, testing and development of novel greenhouse systems (Rooftop Greenhouses).

Juan Ingnatio Montero

Prof. Leo Marcelis 

Horticulture and Product Physiology Lab, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Prof Dr Leo Marcelis is head of the chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His research combines experimentation and simulation. It focuses on physiology, growth and product formation of plants and plant organs in order to improve sustainability and quality of crop production in controlled environments. In particular fluxes of assimilates, water and nutrients in the plant, sink/source interactions and partitioning among plant organs in response to abiotic constraints are subject of study. He has (co-)authored over 140 scientific papers.

Leo Marcelis

Prof. Paul-Henry Cournède

Laboratory MAS, CentraleSupélec, France  

 Paul-Henry Cournède is Professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and head of the Digiplante team.  Specialist in applied mathematics, he has been focusing on the mathematical modelling of plant growth. Together with his colleagues, he develops mathematical and statistical methods as well as software to design, evaluate and apply plant growth models. His research interests include sensitivity analysis, parameter identification from experimental data, model selection, optimization, and  optimal control . His work has applications in agronomy, forestry, ecology.

Paul-Henry Cournède

Dr. Karine Chenu

QAAFI Centre for Plant Science, University  of Queensland, Australia

Dr Karine Chenu is a plant ecophysiologist and modeller at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is leading a research group that focuses on understanding trait physiology and genetics, developing gene-to-phenotype crop modelling and exploring novel combinations of genotypes x environment x management. Her research interests include crop-modelling technologies, crop design and breeding strategies, with a focus on crop adaptation to current and future climatic scenarios.

Karine Chenu

Dr. Shmulik Friedman  - Agropolis guest speaker

Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

Shmulik Friedman is a researcher (and was head on 2005-2008) at the Department of Environmental Physics and Irrigation of the Israeli ARO. He studied soil science in the Agriculture Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a PhD degree in agronomy. Shmulik's research interests include monitoring soil water content and salinity, irrigation with saline and recycled water and soil aeration. Recently, his research group developed the DIDAS program for Drip Irrigation Design And Scheduling (