Agriculture and Food Systems: Central to a small Island

May 15 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Join us for a brownbag lunch discussion

Agriculture and Food Systems: Central to a Small Island

with

Holger Meinke

Director of the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture

Head of the School of Land and Food at the University of Tasmania, Australia

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Thursday, May 15, 12-1pm

Weed Science Library, Robbins Hall (140 Robbins Hall)

UC Davis

 

Professor Holger Meinke is Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and Head of the School of Land and Food at the University of Tasmania, Australia (2011 to current). His disciplinary background is in crop physiology, agricultural systems analysis, systems modelling and applied climate research. Recently he held the Chair of Crop and Weed Ecology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2007 – 2011). Prior to that he was an internationally renowned cropping systems and climate scientist with the Queensland Government (1988 – 2007) where he co-developed the agricultural production systems simulation platform APSIM. He pioneered operational climate risk management for agriculture in Australia and internationally. He is passionate about agriculture and food systems.