ABE BioComplexity Seminar


2:00 pm-3:00 pm
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Willington Pavan
Climate Change and Its Effects on Crop Disease Susceptibility
Dr. Willingthon Pavan is an Assistant Professor in Modeling Cropping Systems at the University of Florida. He is a highly respected expert in digital agriculture and has dedicated his career to developing computer models and tools to help stakeholders and growers make more informed decisions. With a solid academic background in computer science and agronomy, Dr. Willingthon has conducted extensive agricultural research projects, focusing on data management, data science, digital agriculture, analytical models, simulation, programming languages, and software development. He has developed computer models and tools that assist stakeholders and growers in making informed decisions, and his research has significant implications for sustainable agricultural practices. In addition, Dr. Willingthon has focused on developing solutions to help farmers maintain their yields and livelihoods, specifically in managing the risks associated with crop diseases that affect crops. He is part of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) developer team, where he helps to improve the system’s tools and applications and develop new models. His research has also focused on nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, spatial and economic applications, and database development and maintenance, all of which have helped advance the field of digital agriculture.


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Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Carpena