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Section Board for 'Agricultural Engineering' (37)

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Prof. Dr. Pedro Javier Zapata
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of AgriFood Technology, EPSO, University Miguel Hernández, 03312 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain
Interests: postharvest; fruit quality; antioxidants; bioactive compounds; eco-friendly technologies
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Dr. Roberto Marani
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Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing, National Research Council of Italy, via Amendola 122 D/O, Bari, Italy
Interests: advanced perception; intelligent systems; data processing; computer vision; machine learning; deep learning
Dr. Dimitrios D. Alexakis
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GeoSAT ReSearch Lab, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), 74100 Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Interests: earth observation; geographical information systems; geomorphology; natural hazards; landscape ecology; landscape archaeology
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Prof. Dr. Adibe Luiz Abdalla
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Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: climate change: environment and ecosystem’s exchanges, GHG; GHG emissions
Dr. Dionisio Andújar
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CSIC-UPM - Centro de Automatica y Robotica (CAR), Madrid, Spain
Interests: robotics; artificial perception; plant-crop monitoring; agricultural machinery
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Prof. Dr. Silvia Arazuri
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Department of Engineering, School of Engineering and Biosciences, Public University of Navarre, Campus Arrosadia, 31006 Navarre, Spain
Interests: agro-biosystem engineering; hyperspectral imaging; VIS-NIR; textural properties; precision agriculture
Prof. Dr. Roberto Barbato
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Department of Science and Technological Innovation,University of Eastern Piedmont,Viale Michel 11, 151211 Alessandria, Italy
Interests: photoprotection mechanisms (UV and visible light); halophytes and salt stress
Dr. William David Batchelor
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Biosystems Engeering, Auburn University, 208 Tom E. Corley Building, Auburn, AL, USA
Interests: crop modeling
Dr. Sergey Blagodatsky
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Institute for Plant Production and Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics, Garbenstrasse 13, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: nitrogen; ecological modelling; carbon; soils; soil biology
Prof. Dr. Francisco A. P. Campos
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal |University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
Interests: plant defences; plant biochemistry; plant proteomics; plant development
Dr. Alessandra Carrubba
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Deparment of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: medicinal and aromatic plants; industrial crops; Mediterranean native plant resources; plant secondary metabolites; non-chemical weed control
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Dr. Antonios Chrysargyris
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol 3036, Cyprus
Interests: aromatic plants and vegetable cultivation; development of strategies for plant nutrition and response to abiotic stress; soil-less culture, substrates and hydroponics; postharvest storage and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants; essential oil analysis and biocidal activity; evaluation of natural products
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Prof. Dr. Maria-Paz Diago
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1. Department of Agriculture and Food Science, University of La Rioja, 26007 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
2. Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino, Finca La Grajera, Ctra. Burgos Km 6, 26007 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Interests: precision viticulture; non-invasive sensors; vineyard monitoring; grapevine water status; grapevine composition; vineyard spatial variability; spectroscopy; thermography; vineyard robotics; machine vision; yield estimation
Dr. Camilla Dibari
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Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, University of Florenze, DAGRI, 1850144 Florence, Italy
Interests: precision agriculture; climate change; remote sensing; GIS; crop modelling; grasslands; pastures
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Prof. Dr. Gerardo Fernández Barbero
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cadiz, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3), IVAGRO, 11510 Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain
Interests: chemometrics; fire investigation; headspace-mass spectrometry electronic nose; ignitable liquids; petroleum-based products; volatile organic compounds; food adulteration; ion mobility spectroscopy; forensic chemistry; food analysis; analytical chemistry; HPLC; GC; UHPLC; MS; extraction techniques
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Prof. Roberto Ferrise
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Department of AGRIculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence (DAGRI) Piazzale delle Cascine, 18 50144 Firenze, Italy
Interests: Agrometeorology; ecophysiology; crop modelling; climate change impact assessment; adaptation and mitigation strategies; precision agriculture; seasonal forecast; model assisted ideotyping
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Dr. Christian Folberth
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Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Interests: bio-physical agricultural modeling; climate change impacts on agricultural production, environmental quality related to agricultural production
Prof. Dr. Anatoly Gitelson
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1. Israel Institute of Technology, 812 Rabin Hall, Technion City, Haifa 320000, Israel
2. School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Interests: remote sensing of vegetation and water quality
Dr. Ajit Govind
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1. International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Cairo, Egypt
2. Institut National de Recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (INRAE), Villenave-d'Ornon, France
Interests: climate mitigation and adaptation; biogeochemical modeling; ecohydrological modeling; crop productivity and biophysical environment; remote sensing & geoinformatics
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Dr. Zhigang Li
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Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Interests: crop improvement; biotechnology
Dr. Frank Liebisch
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Water Protection and Substance Flows, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER Agroscope, Research Devision Agroecology and Environment, Agroscope, Switzerland
Interests: plant and crop nutrition; precision agriculture; phenotyping; crop x environment x genotype interactions; remote sensing; arable; horticultural and grassland crops; nutrient cycles and nutrient flows in the environment; nutrient use efficiency
Prof. Dr. Jesús Martín-Gil
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Agriculture and Forestry Engineering Department, ETSIIAA, Universidad de Valladolid, Avenida de Madrid 44, 34004 Palencia, Spain
Interests: natural polymers; chitosan; Green Chemistry; FTIR; nanomaterials; biorrefineries; photocatalysis; waste management and valorization
Dr. Pablo Martín-Ramos
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, EPS, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón (IUCA), Universidad de Zaragoza, Carretera de Cuarte, s/n, 22071 Huesca, Spain
Interests: sensors and actuators; biorrefineries; photocatalysis; waste management and valorization; soil pollution; life cycle analysis; nanomaterials applied to agriculture
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Prof. Dr. Marcelo Menossi
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Institute of Biology, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant stress responses; development; synthetic biology
Dr. Annalisa Milella
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Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing, National Research Council of Italy, via Amendola 122/D-I, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: multi-sensor systems for robot perception; 3D reconstruction and mapping; signal and image processing applied to robotics and intelligent systems; agricultural robotics
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Prof. Dr. Enrico Borgogno Mondino
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: remote sensing; digital photogrammetry and spatial analysis for agriculture, forest and environmental applications
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Dr. Fatima Maria De Souza Moreira
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Departamento de Ciência do solo, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Brazil
Interests: environmental microbiology; microbial biotechnology; applied microbiology; biotechnology; ecology; microbiology; heavy metals; fertilizers; soil; biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Simon Pearson
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Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Interests: agricultural robotics and automation; environmental physiology of fresh produce and ornamental crops; modified atmosphere packaging; farm decision support systems
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Dr. Valeria Romanucci
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: organic chemistry; design synthesis and characterization of bioinspired compounds; natural products; antioxidant activity; chemistry and bioactivity of antioxidant metabolites; neuroprotective activity; G-quadruplex ligands
Dr. Karsten Schmidt
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eScience Center, University of Tübingen, Keplerstr. 2, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
Interests: digital soil mapping; precision farming; predictive modelling; representative soil sampling; geoinformatics; spatial statistics
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Prof. Dr. Jung Eek Son
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Department of Plant Science, Seoul National University, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: vertical farm; greenhouse horticulture; soilless culture; electrical lighting; growth modelling; FSPM; deep learning; spectrum conversion film
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Dr. Baskaran Stephen Inbaraj
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Department of Food Science, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsinchuang, Taiwan
Interests: nanoscience & nanotechnology; food/environmental/agricultural waste valorization; food & environmental toxins – analysis & treatment; food & environmental analytical chemistry; novel extraction/pretreatment techniques; chromatography – method development; pharmacokinetics & bioavailability; adsorption science & technology
Dr. Piero Toscano
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Institute of BioEconomy (IBE), National Research Council (CNR), Via Caproni 8, 50145 Florence, Italy
Interests: remote sensing; precision agriculture; crop modeling; climate services
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Dr. Jixiang Wu
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Quantitative Genetics/Biostatistics, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science Dept, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: computational statistics; statistical genetics; design of experiments; linear mixed model approaches
Prof. Dr. Guijun Yang
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1. Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, China
2. National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture, Beijing, China
Interests: quantitative remote sensing; smart agriculture
Prof. Dr. Aying Zhang
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College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: agricultural biotechnology; plant abiotic stress responses; hormone biology
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