Rogerio is a Senior Scientist at AgResearch, based in the Lincoln campus near Christchurch, NZ . Which he joined after finishing a PhD in Soil Science form Massey University (2007). Rogerio’s work focus on the investigation and modelling of transfer processes in the soil-plant system, he has been working on integrated analysis and simulation of pastoral farming systems. It also includes the development of soil as well as pasture and forage models (mostly within the APSIM framework). Rogerio has experience with multidisciplinary work and in collaboration, with current and past work involving collaborators from New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and Europe.
Dean Holzworth is a software engineer with CSIRO in Toowoomba. He leads the software engineering group that builds and maintains the Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM). He is also one of the CSIRO representatives on the APSIM Initiative Reference Panel.
For the past 20 years I have been working as a senior research scientist for the Crop Improvement group of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and with the APSIM Initiative in Toowoomba. I have been involved in designing, developing and operating the cropping systems model APSIM, with particular attention to summer crops. My team uses APSIM to advance crop improvement and in the study of Genetic x Management x Environment interactions involved in farming in the variable climate of the northern growing region of eastern Australia.
Chris has extensive experience in natural systems and resource management. In addition, he has diverse management experience in both the university and TAFE sectors. Chris is currently the Project Officer for the APSIM Initiative working in DAF. His most recent work has been in business/project management across diverse, multidisciplinary agriculture systems and climate change research groups.
Dr Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel is a Principal Research Fellow with The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture, Food and Innovation (QAAFI). Since 2010 his science role has focused on the development and application of more integrative farming systems research approaches across a range of National and International projects. To support this work Daniel has run large multi environment agronomic research trials on winter and summer cereals and legumes. He uses systems tools such as APSIM to help us quantify benefits and trade-offs of alternative combinations of managements and genetics across highly variable rain fed and irrigated environments.
Val Snow is a systems modeller at AgResearch in New Zealand and comes from a soil physics and agricultural science background. Her research focuses on the development and use of simulation models to support technological innovation in pastoral agricultural systems and assessment of the impacts of land use. Application areas include land use policy, future farming systems, greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation. Val serves as an Editor for Environmental Modelling and Software.
Dr Hamish Brown
Crop physiologist and systems modeller from the New Zealand Institute of Plant and food research working on the improvement and application of APSIM. Research interests include improving productivity of cereal crops, improving the efficiency of irrigation and linking crop genetic information to model parameters.
Dr Keith Pembleton
Keith is a Senior Lecture in Agricultural Science at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba. He has a research background in the modelling and management of livestock and cropping systems. His current research focuses on using research focused models (like APSIM) within decision support tools and mobile phone apps for farmers and their advisors. He also uses APSIM within his teaching program at USQ to allow his students to efficiently explore complex concepts in agronomy.
Dr Yash Chauhan
Dr Yash Chauhan is a Senior Research Scientist with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Honorary Associate Professor in the Centre for Plant Science at the University of Queensland. He was involved in the development of the APSIM Pigeonpea module. At DAF, he has collaborated in modelling aflatoxin contamination in peanut and maize, and in the development of online decision support systems to predict aflatoxin risk and irrigation scheduling in peanuts, which are now part of Yield Prophet. Yash has been involved in the application of APSIM in characterising growing environments of maize, chickpea and mungbean to underpin improvement and agronomy for achieving better adaptation and yield in different agro-ecologies.
Dr Erik van Oosterom
Erik van Oosterom is a crop physiologist, who obtained his PhD from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. He currently works at the University of Queensland (UQ) where he conducts research on the crop physiological basis of adaptation to abiotic stresses (drought, heat, nitrogen) in summer cereals. The aim of the research is to link the phenotypic expression of key physiological traits to their underlying genetic control mechanisms. This research underpins the scientific development of gene-to-phenotype modules that can provide the crop models within APSIM with the functionality for predictive applications in crop improvement programs.
Dr Louis Kouadio
Louis is a Research Fellow with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) International Centre of Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS). He completed his Ph.D. in environmental sciences and management at the Université of Liège, Belgium. His primary research interests include crop modelling, satellite remote sensing applications in agriculture, and food security. Louis’s current research focuses on the development of integrated crop yield forecasting tools for cereals and perennial crops (e.g. coffee).