62 Symposium--Improving Tools to Assess Climate Change Effects On Crop Response: Modeling Approaches and Applications: I

Oral Session
ASA Section: Climatology & Modeling
Improving predictive tools for assessing, and adapting to, the impacts of climate change on global food security is a critical need. A diversity of modeling approaches currently exists, cutting across a range spatial and temporal scales and philosophy regarding the level of scientific detail that is required for accuracy. This half-day symposium will focus on two parts: i) a survey of modeling approaches for a range of commodities and ii) examples of applications linking models to spatial studies. Approaches for modeling crops, livestock, and other ecosystem components and the state-of-the-art approaches for integrating modeling tools for regional analyses will be the overall framework for the symposium.
Cosponsor(s):

Global Climate Change Community
Model Applications in Field Research Community

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:45 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 7

Community Leader:
David H. Fleisher
Organizer:
David H. Fleisher
Moderator:
David H. Fleisher
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Testing Approaches and Components in Physiologically-Based Crop Models for Sensitivity to Climatic Factors.
Kenneth J. Boote, University of Florida; James W. Jones, University of Florida; Matthijs Tollenaar, Monsanto Company - USA; Jon I Lizaso, Univ. Polit├ęcnica of Madrid; Kofikuma Dzotsi, University of Florida; Claudio O. Stockle, Washington State University
8:45 AM
Getting Maize Phenology Right.
Matthijs Tollenaar, Monsanto Company - USA; Kofikuma Dzotsi, University of Florida; James W. Jones, University of Florida; Saratha V. Kumudini, The Climate Corporation
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
The Parallel System for Integrating Impact Models and Sectors (pSIMS).
Joshua Elliott, University of Chicago; Michael Glotter, University of Chicago; Neil Best, University of Chicago and ANL; David Kelly, University of Chicago and ANL; Michael Wilde, University of Chicago and ANL; Ian Foster, University of Chicago and ANL
10:20 AM
Farm Simulation Can Help Adapt Dairy Production Systems to Climate Change.
C. Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Mgmt Research Unit; R. Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS
10:40 AM
11:40 AM
Concluding Remarks
11:45 AM
Adjourn