Section Editors

Section Board for 'Grassland and Pasture Science' (16)

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Dr. Philip R. Ward
CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Private Bag 5, PO Wembley, WA 6913, Australia
Interests: crop and pasture water use; dryland water use efficiency; mixed farming systems; nutrient cycling; sustainable production
Dr. Miguel Castillo
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States
Interests: grasslands; grazing management; forage management; fertilization; NIR
Dr. François Gastal
INRAE, Lusignan, France
Interests: plant ecophysiology; plant ecology; agronomy; grassland species; grasses and legumes; nitrogen and mineral nutrition; water stress; soil-plant-atmosphere relations in grassland agroecosystems and crop-grassland rotations; soil carbon; impact of climate change
Dr. Tomasz Głąb
Department of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes, University of Agriculture in Krakow, ul. Balicka 116B, 31-149 Krakow, Poland
Interests: soil physics; soil water retention; grassland; turfgrass; organic soil amendments; root morphology; organic farming
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Giampiero Lombardi
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino, 2, Largo Paolo Braccini, IT10095 Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
Interests: sustainable agriculture; mountain agriculture; mountain farming; environmental management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Keith Pembleton
School of Agricultural, Computational, and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Interests: crop and pasture modelling; farming systems; crop physiology; plant nutrition; decision support tools
Dr. Susanne Barth
Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Environment and Land Use Programme, Carlow, Ireland
Interests: forage species, grass weeds; cereals; genetic resources; reproductive traits including self-incompatibility and flowering time; control of meiotic recombination; biomass yield and heterosis; water soluble carbohydrates; herbicides resistance in grasses and abiotic stresses
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Daniel Real
Livestock, Research & Industry Innovation, Industry and Economic Development, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
Interests: Tedera; Leucaena; Triticale; Cereal rye; Lotus; pasture; forage; breeding; agronomy
Dr. Lukas Van Zwieten
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Claudio Porqueddu
National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Animal Production System in Mediterranean Environment (ISPAAM), Traversa La Crucca, 3-07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: grassland-based farming systems; improvement of forage native plants in Mediterranean rainfed conditions; pasture rehabilitation; mitigation of seasonality and forage self-sufficiency; cover cropping
Dr. Pasquale Tripodi
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Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis (CREA), Via Cavalleggeri 25, I-84098 Salerno, Italy
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; plant genomics; quantitative genetics; plant phenomics; vegetable quality; solanaceae; leafy vegetables
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Abad Chabbi
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), URP3F, F-86600 Lusignan, France
Interests: biogeochemistry; landuse changes; agroecosytems; grassland; climate change; sustainability; carbon storage; nutrient availability; stoichiometry; plant-soil system
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Astley Hastings
Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops, Climate X Change & Institute of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Aberdeen, 23 St Machar Drive, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, UK
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Steven R. Larson
Research Geneticist, USDA ARS Forage and Range Research, 696 North 1100 East, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6300, USA
Interests: cellulosic biomass production; crop domestication; forages; genetic diversity; heavy metals; hybrid breeding; perennial grasses; plant genomics; plant morphology; mineral content; QTL mapping; seed germination
Dr. Gianni Bellocchi
Section Editor-in-Chief
UCA, INRA, VetAgro Sup, Unité Mixte de Recherche sur l’Écosystème Prairial (UREP), 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: agricultural and environmental climatology; biogeochemical fluxes; hydro-meteorology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Eli Zaady
Department of Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization, Institute of Plant Sciences, Gilat Research Center, Mobile Post Negev 2, 8531100, Israel
Interests: soil ecology and grazing
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