Modeling plant response to climate change


Co-Conveners: Eran Raveh, ARO, and Or Sperling, ARO

Empirical modeling of plants’ responses to climate is an established tool to precise farming in semi-arid conditions, where weather and yields are highly variable. Now, these models are needed to support decisions to ensure that farms sustain and profit as environmental conditions change. We propose a session that focuses on the latest advances in models of the interactions between plants and their environment, and the integration of mechanistic plant physiology (e.g., nutrients’ allocation, water-use-efficiency, and carbohydrate management) into such models.