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Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge

Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
Interests: plant genomics; genetic engineering; cereal genetics

Editorial Board

Dr. Urmila Basu

FSO, AFNS Labs and Genomics Unit Manager, Dept. of AFNS, 4-32A Ag/Forestry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P5, Canada
Interests: plant genomics; functional genomics; biotechnology; proteomics; stress response and resistance
Dr. Yusuf Genc

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA, 5064, Australia
Contribution: Special Issue: Use of Commercial Humates in Agriculture
Dr. Hugh Wallwork

Principal Scientist, Cereal Pathology, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae 5064, South Australia
Interests: plant pathology; disease resistance; fungal genetics; disease management; phenotyping
Prof. Chengdao Li

Western Barley Genetics Alliance, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, WA6150, Australia
Interests: plant genetics and breeding, plant molecular genetics, cereal genomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Application of Sequencing Technologies to Crop Breeding
Dr. James Hunt

CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, GPO Box 1600 Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: crop physiology, farming systems, crop sequencing, crop-livestock interactions
Dr. Dan Mullan

Intergrain, 19 Ambitious Link, Bibra Lake, Perth, WA, Australia
Interests: field crops, agronomic traits, phenotyping, crop stress, plant physiology, remote sensing, plant genetics and breeding, cereal genomics, wheat
Dr. Tristan Coram

Seeds Global Production Research Leader, Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
Interests: biotechnology; transgenic; agronomic traits; input traits; output traits; phenotyping; breeding; genetics; genome engineering; hybridization; hybrid crops
Contribution: Special Issue: Field Phenotyping for Yield and Environmental Stress Tolerance Traits
Special Issue: Crop Hybridization Systems: Current Status and Future Potential
Dr. Yong-Bao Pan

Sugarcane Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Houma, LA, USA
Interests: genetics, cytogenetics, breeding, molecular biology, disease diagnosis, crop germplasm, molecular database, tissue culture and transformation, rice, maize, sugarcane
Dr. Nikolai Borisjuk

Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), School of Agriculture Food & Wine, University of Adelaide - Waite Campus Plant Genomics Centre, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia
Interests: plant biotechnology; targeted plant genome modification; abiotic stress tolerance; plant transgenesis; metabolic engineering
Dr. Francesco Montemurro

Agricultural Research Council (CRA), Research Unit for Cropping Systems in Dry Environments (SCA), (Experimental Farm Metaponto), S.S. 106 Jonica km 448.2, 75010 Metaponto MT, Italy
Interests: Agronomy; nutrient management; nitrogen dynamics, efficiency and balance; organic farming; composting process and compost application; organic fertilization; sustainable development; crop rotations and management; cropping system
Contribution: Special Issue: Towards a Better Understanding of Agronomic Efficiency of Nitrogen in Different Agro-Ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Batley

School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, CRAWLEY WA 6009, Australia
Interests: crop genetics and genomics; Brassicas; Plant-Pathogen interactions; genetic diversity; molecular evolution
Prof. Dr. Atul K. Jain

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
Interests: Carbon Cycle; Nitrogen Cycle; Land cover and land use changes; Crop growth modeling; Land surface modeling; Integrated assessment of climate change
Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield

USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, USA
Interests: soil-plant-atmosphere interactions; climate change; abiotic stress; development of adaptation strategies for agricultural systems to improve climate resilience
Prof. Dr. David Edwards

School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Perth 6009, Australia
Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; wheat; brassica; legumes
Prof. Dr. Michael Timko

Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
Interests: plant genomics, molecular breeding, abiotic and biotic stress response, legumes
Contribution: Special Issue: Utilization of Genetic Resources and Emerging-Omics Technologies to Expand Agro-ecological Adaptation of Crops
Prof. Raffaele Testolin

Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali), University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: fruit genetic diversity, fruit domestication, fruit genetics, fruit breeding
Dr. Brion Duffy

Head, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Research Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Life Sciences and Facility Management Department, Grüental Campus, P.O. Box, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Interests: plant pathology; genetics and genomics; multitrophic interactions; food safety; crop protection; microbial ecology
Prof. Leslie A. Weston

Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga 2678, Australia
Interests: Localisation, transport, and mode of action of allelochemicals; plant rhizosphere interactions, biology; chemical ecology and genetic diversity of invasive weeds.
Contribution: Special Issue: Interactions between Plant Rhizosphere and Soil Organisms
Dr. Stephan M. Haefele

International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines
Interests: site-specific nutrient recommendation for rice;direct seeding as a crop establishment method for reduced risk;post-rice crops for system intensification, and bioenergy/biochar technologies for rice-based systems
Dr. Gareth J. Norton

School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building – G41, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, UK
Interests: plant genomics; cereal genetics; soil biology; soil chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Accumulation and Distribution of Elements in Crop Plants
Prof. Dr. Jerry H. Cherney

E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, 503 Bradfield Hall, 306 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853-1901, USA
Interests: agronomy; biomass crop production; biomass conversion; forage crop management; nutrient management; crop quality
Prof. Dr. Mick P. Fuller

Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: crop stress physiology; response of crops to climate change; crop biotechnology; plant physiology; agronomy and sustainable crop production
Contribution: Special Issue: Sustainable Crop Production
Prof. Dr. Alan H. Schulman

MTT Agrifood Research & University of Helsinki, Institute of Biotechnology. P.O. Box 65, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: plant genomics and genome dynamics; plant genetics; breeding biotechnology; molecular evolution; stress tolerance and disease resistance.
Dr. Lukas Van Zwieten

NSW Department of Primary Industries, 1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar NSW 2477, Australia
Interests: soil C cycling; biochar systems; N-cycle and emissions of nitrous oxide; application of stable isotope methodologies; soil function and impact of agricultural inputs; herbicides
Contribution: Special Issue: Reactions of Biochar in Soil from Modified Redox Properties
Dr. Ajit Govind

Unit of Functional Ecology & Environmental Physics [EPHYSE], National Institute of Agricultural Research [INRA], 71, Avenue Edouard Bourlaux 33140 Villenave d'Ornon, France
Interests: Process based terrestrial biogeochemical modeling; Canopy radiative transfer mechanism soil physics; Precision farming; Remote Sensing and GIS; Crop Productivity as a function of Water, Nutrients, Temperature, Light
Prof. Dr. Adrian C. Newton

The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, Scotland, UK; Visiting Professor of Cereal Pathology, SRUC, Edinburgh
Interests: analysing epidemic spatial trends and local competition effects in heterogeneous vegetation; the effects of climate change particularly on plant disease; Mechanisms of foliar blight pathogen resistance in barley; developing resistance elicitors as crop protectants; Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Contribution: Special Issue: New Phenotyping Platforms for Field Trials
Dr. Robert Gallagher

Independent Agricultural Consultant
Interests: cropping systems; agroecology; integrated pest management; cover crops; conservation agriculture; seed bank ecology; seed physiology
Prof. Dr. Anatoly Gitelson

Israel Institute of Technology, 812 Rabin Hall, Technion City, Haifa 320000, Israel; School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Interests: remote sensing of vegetation and water quality
Dr. Cornelia Rumpel

CNRS, Campus AgroParisTech, Batiment EGER, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon, France
Interests: soil biogeochemistry; soil C sequestration; black carbon; biochar; soil biology; deep soil horizons
Prof. Dr. Mike McLaughlin

CSIRO Land and Water/University of Adelaide, PMB 2, Glen Osmond SA 5064, Australia
Interests: fertilizer effectiveness; soil chemistry; environmental pollution
Dr. Rakesh S. Chandran

West Virginia University, P.O Box 6108, 1076 Agricultural Sciences Building, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108, USA
Interests: weed management strategies; crops including tree fruit, turfgrass, field crops, pasture, and vegetables
Prof. Dr. Leo Condron

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: biogeochemistry of organic carbon and major nutrients in natural and managed ecosystems, with an emphasis on the nature, dynamics and bioavailability of organic and mineral forms of nutrients in the soil-plant system in relation to soil management and land use. Project areas include organic matter and nutrient dynamics in grassland and forest soils, soil chronosequence dynamics, rhizosphere processes and nutrient acquisition, relationships between soil microbial diversity and function, and the nature, and the bioavailability and mobility of phosphorus in terrestrial environments
Dr. Alan Gash

Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Field Service Centre Room 104, Lincoln University, P O Box 84, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: arable cropping systems; plant nutrition; plant physiology; plant-pest interactions
Prof. Dr. J. Perry Gustafson

1-16 Agriculture, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; plant genomics; cytology; evolution
Contribution: Special Issue: Impact of Genomics Technologies on Crop Breeding Strategies
Prof. Dr. Boris Krška

Department of Fruit Growing, Faculty of Horticulture, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, CZ-691 44 Lednice, Czech Republic
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Interests: horticulture
Dr. Steve Robinson

School of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 233, Reading, RG6 6DW, UK
Interests: soil and water quality; wetlands; nutrient cycling; soil organic matter dynamics; soil erosion
Dr. Debbie Sparkes

School of Biosciences, Division of Plant and Crop Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD, UK
Interests: crop physiology; wheat; lodging; sustainable agriculture
Dr. Catherine Tetard-Jones

Nafferton Ecological Farming Group, Newcastle University, Devonshire Building, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: community genetics; nutrient use efficiency (NUE); plant - insect interactions; phenotypic plasticity; proteomics; QTL mapping; wheat breeding
Dr. Judith M. Tisdall

Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University 3086, Victoria, Australia
Interests: biology applied to agronomy; technology for farming and the use of plants; soil science and soil conservation; agroecology; sustainability
Dr. Ole Wendroth

Professor of Soil Physics, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1100 Nicholasville Road , Lexington, KY 40546-0091, USA
Interests: soil physics; soil water; soil hydraulic properties; spatial variability; spatial statistics; statistical time series analysis; geostatistics; soil structure; plant growth simulation
Prof. Gavin Ash

Acting Head of School, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW 2678, Australia
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; bacteriology; fungal genetics; population biology
Prof. Dr. Harbans Bariana

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Plant Breeding Institute, the University of Sydney, Australia
Interests: wheat; rust resistance; molecular markers
Dr. Philippe Debaeke

INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), UMR AGIR, CS 52627, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
Interests: interaction genotype by environment; crop modeling; cropping systems; water management; integrated crop protection; sunflower
Contribution: Special Issue: Practical Use of Crop Models in Agronomy
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