Water Evaporation, Not Heat, Endangers Crops During Climate Change
The effect that global warming will have on plants is now better understood thanks to advanced modeling provided by The Univ. of Queensland’s (UQ) Prof. Graeme Hammer, one of Australia’s leading crop scientists.
For more than a decade, the professor in crop science at UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been developing increasingly sophisticated computer models to predict the growth and yield of agricultural crops. In a paper published this week in Nature, Hammer and his colleagues have demonstrated that the anticipated increase in temperature associated with global warming is not directly linked to an expected decline in yield.
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