NSF Grant Focuses On Predicting Water Usage And Quality
September 15, 2010
Dr. Silvia Secchi, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Economics, is working with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at SIUC on a $1.43m grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the response of Midwestern farmers to climate changes. Secchi is working to create an agent-based model to help predict land use and management choices based on changes in the climate.Outcomes will predict which crops farmers will chose to plant, and in turn, predict future water usage and quality. Dr. Steven Kraft, Emeritus Professor of Agribusiness Economics, is also working on the project. To learn more about the research team and their efforts, follow the link to the story below.
"Agriculture, Climate Change Focus of New Study" [The Saluki Times, 09/15/2010]