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Global Gridded Crop Modeling Approaches for Global Trade, Food Security, and Nutrition in a Changing World

January 19, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 Conference Room A
Please join a special seminar to be given by Christoph Müller of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research, entitled "Global Gridded Crop Modeling Approaches for Global Trade, Food Security, and Nutrition in a Changing World." The seminar is hosted by AgMIP – the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, in conjunction with the Center for Climate Systems Research and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Global crop modeling is particularly uncertain as models have to operate in data-scarce environments. There are large parts of the world where little is known about actual production systems. Similarly, lack of data for model calibration hampers rigorous model evaluation. Still, global crop model applications are invaluable for understanding future challenges to agriculture, as agricultural production systems are interconnected globally through agricultural trade and climate. I will discuss the motivation, challenges and actual progress in global crop modeling, in particular of the Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI) of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) and interactions with economic and nutrition modeling.  About the Speaker: Christoph Müller is Group Leader for MusiX: the Multi-sector impacts and climate eXtremes (Flagship project), Land use modelling  (Joint activity), and Global biosphere and water modeling (Joint activity); Spokesman for GRI: Global-Regional Integration of Impact Studies cross-cutting activity); and, Scientist-in-charge for the LPJmL model at PIK. In addition Müller is Co Leader for the AgMIP Ag-GRID initiative and a Topic Editor for Geoscientific Model Development