Agriculture and Food Systems: Central to a small Island
Join us for a brownbag lunch discussion
Agriculture and Food Systems: Central to a Small Island
Director of the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture
Head of the School of Land and Food at the University of Tasmania, Australia
Thursday, May 15, 12-1pm
Weed Science Library, Robbins Hall (140 Robbins Hall)
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.