Agriculture — Editors

Editor

Prof. Dr. Les Copeland
Editor-in-Chief
Sydney Institute of Agriculture, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Interests: agricultural chemistry and biochemistry; cereals; food grains
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Editorial Board

Dr. Anna Andolfi
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
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Interests: secondary metabolites in plant-pathogen interaction; natural substances with biological activity; chromatographic techniques, spectroscopic methods
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Phytotoxic Fungal Metabolites
Special Issue: Fungal Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Jörg R. Aschenbach
Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Free University of Berlin, Oertzenweg 19b, D-14163 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: Ruminal epithelium, Ruminal acidosis, Ketosis, Glucose absorption, Short chain fatty acid absorption, Histamine, Biogenic amines
Dr. Jacopo Bacenetti
Department of Environmental and Policy Science - Università degli Studi di Milano, via Giovanni Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
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Interests: Life Cycle Assessment of agricultural and agro-industrial systems, agricultural mechanization; environmental impact assessment of agricultural systems
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Special Issue: Agriculture Machinery for a Sustainable and Efficient Mechanization
Dr. Susan Bach
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, 4200 Highway 97 South, Summerland, BC, Canada
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Interests: food microbiology, safety of horticultural products, viable but non culturable state in human pathogens, effects of stress on human pathogens (Salmonella, STEC)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Persistent and Emerging Issues in the Safety of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Baggs
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, UK
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Interests: plant-soil interactions; greenhouse gas production in soil; soil fertility; soil nutrient cycling; stable isotope techniques
Dr. Giaime Berti
School of Economics and Management University of Florence, Italy
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Interests: rural development and rural development policies; local food systems and food policies; participatory and deliberative democracy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Distributed, Interconnected and Democratic Agri-Food Economies: New Directions in Research
Prof. Dr. Eric C. Brevik
Departments of Natural Sciences and Agriculture and Technical Studies, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA
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Interests: soil survey; soils and climate change; carbon sequestration by soils; soils and human health; electromagnetic induction techniques in soil
Prof. Dr. Wayne L. Bryden
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton Qld 4343, Australia
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Special Issue: Mycotoxins in Food and Feed
Special Issue: Nutritional Toxicology and Animal Nutrition
Dr. Patrick Carr
Montana State University, Central Agriculture Research Center, Moccasin MT 59462, USA
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Interests: Conservation agriculture; cropping systems; crop rotations; dryland agriculture; organic farming
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Special Issue: Conservation Tillage for Organic Farming
Prof. Dr. Massimo Cecchini
Department of Agricultural and Forestry scieNcEs (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis, SNC, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Interests: agricultural mechanics and mechanization; renewable energy, safety and health
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Special Issue: Smart machines, Remote Sensing, Precision Farming, Processes, Mechatronic, Materials and Policies for Safety and Health Aspects
Special Issue: Small-Scale Energy Conversion of Agro-Forestry Residues for Local Benefits and European Competitiveness
Prof. Terence J. Centner
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 313 Conner Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7509, USA
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Interests: environmental regulation; environmental policy; agricultural regulation; law
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Special Issue: Biofuels, Food Security, and Accompanying Environmental Concerns
Dr. Yinglong Chen
The UWA Institute of Agriculture, and School of Agriculture & Environment, Perth WA 6009, Australia
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Interests: root system architecture and functions; root models and simulations; rhizosphere interactions; plant physiology; mycorrhizal technology and applications
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Special Issue: Dynamics of Root–Soil–Microbial Interactions
Dr. Paul C. Davidson
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Interests: soil and water resources engineering, nutrient, pathogen, and pesticide transport in water, water quality, cover crops, vertical farming, hydroponics
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Special Issue: Water Quality for Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Frank R. Dunshea
Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: functional foods; anitoxidants; fatty acids; nutrigenomics; large animal models of human nutrition and obesity; selenium; swine; dairy and sheep
Dr. Ritaban Dutta
CSIRO Data61, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
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Interests: big data analytics; remote sensing; machine learning; precision agriculture; digital agronomy
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Special Issue: Big Data Application in Agriculture
Special Issue: Knowledge and Techniques Application in Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Josef Eitzinger
Institute of Meteorology of the Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Peter Jordan Str. 82, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: agricultural meteorology; agroclimatology; microclimatology; remote sensing in agricultural meteorology; simulation models (agro-ecosystems, crops)
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Special Issue: Agrometeorology: From Scientific Analysis to Operational Application
Prof. Dr. Agustín Estrada-Peña
Department of Animal Pathology, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177,50013 Zaragoza, Spain
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Interests: environmental impact assessment; tick-borne diseases; biostatistics; veterinary parasitology; global change
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Flora
Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, 103 East Hall, Ames, IA, 50011-1070, USA
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Interests: rural economics; poverty reduction; community development; sustainable agriculture; natural resource management
Dr. Robert Gallagher
Independent Agricultural Consultant
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Interests: cropping systems; agroecology; integrated pest management; cover crops; conservation agriculture; seed bank ecology; seed physiology
Prof. Bin Gao
Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, PO Box 110570, Gainesville, FL 32611-0570, USA
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Interests: Biochar Technology; Environmental Nanotechnology; Contaminant Fate and Transport
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Effects of Biochar on Soil Fertility and Crop Production
Dr. Nieves Goicoechea
Department of Environmental Biology, School of Sciences, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea, 1, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
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Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; nutritional quality; phytopathology; plant physiology; symbiosis
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Special Issue: Plant Disease Control in Agriculture
Prof. Dr. David Guest
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, The University of Sydney, Biomedical Building C81, 1 Central Avenue, Australia Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW 2015, Australia
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Interests: plant-pathogen interactions; plant defence; phytoalexins, hypersensitive cell death; Phytophthora; integrated disease management
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Special Issue: The Impact of Plant Disease on Food Security
Prof. Dr. Ryusuke Hatano
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
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Special Issue: C and N Cycling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agroecosystem
Special Issue: C and N Cycling and Greenhouse Gases Emission in Agroecosystem
Dr. Rainer W. Hofmann
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, FSC Room 107, PO Box 85084, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Interests: plant physiology; plant stress, including drought, UV radiation; pasture plants; secondary plant metabolites
Prof. Dr. David L. Hopkins
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Centre for Red Meat and Sheep Development, P.O. Box 129, Cowra NSW 2794, Australia
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Interests: animal production; meat science; carcase composition; animal feed
Dr. Yanbo Huang
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Crop Production Systems Research Unit, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA
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Interests: Aerial application technology (manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles); Remote sensing for precision application (space-borne, airborne, and ground truthing); Machine learning, soft computing and decision support for precision agriculture; Spatial statistics for remote sensing data analysis; and Image processing, and process modeling, optimization, control and automation
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Special Issue: Remote sensing for crop production and management
Prof. Dr. Eva Johansson
Department of Plant Breeding The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences PO Box 101 SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden
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Interests: end-use quality; genetic and environment interaction; cereals; agricultural systems; proteins; nutritive value, bioactive compounds; minerals, cultivars; industrial crops, renewable use of agricultural crops
Prof. Dr. Davey Jones
School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK
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Interests: soil organic matter; nitrogen cycling, soil biology
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Special Issue: Soil Pollution and Public Health
Dr. Guodong Liu
Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: plant physiology, plant nutrition, vegetable and fruit production, plant abiotic stress such as flooding/hypoxia, low-phosphorus, salinity
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Special Issue: Enhancing Fertilizer-Use Efficiency in Organic Cropping Systems
Prof. Dr. Secundino López
Department of Produccion Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria, Campus Universitario de Vegazana, Universidad de Leon 24007 LEON. Spain
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Interests: animal nutrition, ruminants, rumen fermentation, feed evaluation, feed additives
Prof. Dr. John J. Maurer
Department of Population Health, The University of Georgia, 953 College Station Rd., Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Interests: food safety; molecular epidemiology; molecular detection
Prof. Dr. Gregory S. Miller
Department of Agriculture Education & Studies, 217A Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
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Interests: needs assessment; program design; program evaluation; teaching methods; learning; formal and non-formal education
Prof. Dr. Muraleedharan G. Nair
Senior Associate to the Dean College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg. 1066 Bogue St., Room 420 East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Interests: bioactive natural products; Cancer; obesity; type-2 diabetes; inflammation; antioxidant; botanical drugs; phytomedicine; nutraceutical; functional food; herbal medicine; spices
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Functional Food and Health: A Paradigm Shift in Agriculture
Special Issue: Anti-inflammatory Agents
Prof. Dr. Walter C. Oechel
Director, Global Change Research Group, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
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Interests: Carbon Sequestration, Elevated CO2, Water Stress, Arid Zone, Forestry, Climate Change, Global Change, Sustainability
Dr. Gbadebo Oladosu
Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences Group, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
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Interests: energy systems analysis; resource and environmental policy analysis; applied economics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Economic Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems
Prof. Dr. David Pimentel
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Interests: basic population ecology; genetics; ecological and economic aspects of pest control; biological control; energy use and conservation; genetic engineering; sustainable agriculture; soil and water conservation; natural resource management and environment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Energy Sustainability after Global Fossil Energy Depletion
Special Issue: Soil Erosion: A Major Threat to Food Production and the Environment
Prof. Dr. Rajasekaran R. Lada
Department of Environmental Sciences, Christmas Tree Research Center, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, B2N 5E3, Canada
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Interests: physiology; environmental stress physiology & metabolism; seed physiology; crop adaptation; postharvest physiology; plant growth regulators; plant nutrition; tree physiology; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; horticulture
Dr. Sanzidur Rahman
Associate Professor (Reader) in International Development, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
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Interests: agricultural economics; productivity and efficiency; technological progress in agriculture; agriculture and energy interactions; sustainable agriculture; sustainable livelihoods; poverty and nutrition; international development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Agriculture and Rural Development
Special Issue: Energy and Agriculture
Special Issue: Economics of Climate Smart Agriculture
Dr. Brad Ridoutt
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Clayton, Victoria 3169, Australia
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Interests: environmental impact assessment; Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA); sustainability; climate change; water analysis; hydrology
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Special Issue: Sustainable Water Consumption
Prof. Dr. M. D. (Mo) Salman
Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, Campus Stop 1644, Animal Population Health Institute College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644 F, USA
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Interests: veterinary epidemiology; infectious animal diseases; food security; risk assessment for animal health issues
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Special Issue: Animal Diseases in Agriculture Production Systems: Trends and Impacts
Prof. Dr. Milan Shipka
School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station , and Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757200, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7200, USA
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Interests: high latitude agriculture; reproductive management of ruminant animals; integrated plant - animal systems; sustainable production practices applied to livestock
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Thompson
Department of Philosophy, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1032, USA
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Interests: ethics; risk management; risk communication; animal welfare
Dr. Judith M. Tisdall
Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University 3086, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: biology applied to agronomy; technology for farming and the use of plants; soil science and soil conservation; agroecology; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke
Agroecology, Goettingen University, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: ecology; biodiversity and associated ecosystem services; community ecology; agroecology; plant-insect multitrophic interactions
Dr. Ole Wendroth
Professor of Soil Physics, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1100 Nicholasville Road , Lexington, KY 40546-0091, USA
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Interests: soil physics; soil water; soil hydraulic properties; spatial variability; spatial statistics; statistical time series analysis; geostatistics; soil structure; plant growth simulation
Dr. Michelle Wirthensohn
School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, Plant Research Centre, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, PMB 1 Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia
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Interests: plant breeding; almond flavour analysis; fatty acid profiles of plants; plant waxes; water-use efficiency; germplasm conservation; reproductive biology; UV radiation effects on nutritive value of seeds; molecular mapping

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