Crop physiology including plant water relations, hydraulic and non-hydraulic signalling, gas exchange and modelling of crop water relations
Drought adaptation and dryland farming
Irrigation and water saving irrigation strategies
Involvement in research projects:
Water Resource Strategies and Drought Alleviation in Western Balkan Agriculture. Partners: 4 EU (UK, Portugal, DK) and 3 WB partners (Serbia, Montenegro and Marcedonia) (Identifier: FP6-2002-INCO-WBC). Budget: up to 1.2 mill Euro. The 3-year project is funded from april 2004, the Danish partner includes the coordinator (Dr. Sven Erik Jacobsen of our group). In this project we will lead development of deficit irrigation strategies for reduction of water use including partial root drying and hormonal signalling.
Project responsible for: SJVF 3-ys project 1.9 mill kr. Starting 15/9/04 Physiological basis for improving water use efficiency in crop plants under ‘partial root zone drying (PRD)’ irrigation strategy.
EU-project (Contract No.: 023168 SAFIR) 1/10-2005-31/9/2009: Leader of WP2: New irrigation schemes. Safe and High Quality Food Production using Low Quality Waters and Improved Irrigation systems and Management. EU-project with 17 partners 55 mill kr.
Advisor for PhD students:
Ali Shahnazari: Irrigation strategies and water use efficiency under arid conditions.
Majken Pagter Møller: Stress tolerance and hardiness of woody plants.
Co-advisor: Seyed Hamid Amahdi: Study of soil water dynamics under partial root drying (PRD) irrigation in respect to signalling, root/shoot growth and water use in tomato and potato crops.