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Food Agility CRC, Media Release, 20 June 2021

Food Agility CRC invites you to join us for our free June virtual seminar Crop Design for Adaptation to Variable Production Environments with Professor Graeme Hammer (Queensland University of Technology).  

As global warming makes environmental conditions increasingly difficult to predict, robust models that can simulate different climatic conditions and predict outcomes for crop production are absolutely essential. In this fascinating seminar, Professor Hammer will explore how these models can be developed, as well as the special role biological insights play in enhancing them.

Professor Graeme Hammer

Graeme is a Professor in Crop Science in the Centre for Crop Science (CCS) in the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at The University of Queensland.

Graeme conducts research on the physiology and genetics of complex adaptive traits in field crops with a focus on water productivity in cereals. His research underpins the development of mathematical models of crop growth, development and yield that enable simulation of consequences of genetic and management manipulation of crops in specific target environments. He has played a leading role in the design and on-going development of the APSIM crop modelling platform, which is now used worldwide.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Agriculture Institute, a Thomson/ISI highly cited researcher, and was awarded the Australian Medal for Agricultural Science in 2013 and Farrer Memorial Medal in 2012.


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