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Henrik Eckersten

Presentation

 Current position:

Since 2004 Professor (Modelling mass and energy flows in cropping systems) at the Department of Crop Production Ecology (VPE), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. (P.O. Box 7043, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden; Tel: +46-18673259 +46-18673259; henrik.eckersten@slu.se)

Undervisning

Undergraduated courses: Biogeophysics; plant water and energy balances; modelling water transport from soil through plant to the atmosphere (SPAC- model).

Supervisor undergraduated: Latest June 2016. En jämförande studie av konventionella och ekologiska odlingssystem på svenska växtodlingsgårdar - Har de närmat eller skiljt sig åt över tid? • Kandidatuppsats, SLU.

PhD courses: Latest, in August 2015 as teacher in ”Modeling climate effects on crops and cropping systems” at the University of Aarhus (Foulum, Denmark)

PhD-evaluations: Latest, evaluation committee member of "Pathways to future cropland", Lund University (September 2016); “Land use GHG emissions and mitigation options, simulated by CoupModel”, University of Gothenburg (January 2016).

Forskning

Running activities:

-Literature review on cropping system research framworks (SLU, 2016).
-MistraBioTech: Evaluating effects of modified cultivar traits on a field scale using crop model. Modelling biomass , C, N, water and heat dynamics in plant and soil(SOIL/SILN models; SLU)
-Modelling winter hardiness in winter wheat (FROSTOL model; SOIL model). SLF project (Final report 2016-06-30)
-Exploiting yield gaps for sustainable intensification of winter wheat production. (Formas)
-Swedish part of MACSUR2 (Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security; FACCE-JPI knowledge hub; Formas; EU). (CoupModel; project leader)

-TempAg: Global Yield Gap Atlas (WOFOST model) - Sweden; Survey on yield gaps (Explaining yield gaps of cereals in temperate regions using an expert-based survey. MSc Internship Plant Production Systems (PPS-70424), Wageningen University, April 2016) 

-Modelling radiactive trace elements in plant and soil (Tracey model; Statens strålskyddsmyndighet; project ended 2015)

-Modelling DON levels in oats (Indices model; including observations of oats flowering) (SLF project ended 2015)

-Modelling weed dynamics (e.g. emergence time of Sonchus arvensis shoots) in crops (SLU)

-Scientific leader of SLU climate station

-SLU/UNA (Nicaragua) cooperation

Bakgrund

- 1978 MSc in Meteorology at MISU, University of Stockholm, Stockholm.

- 1987 Ph.D in System Ecology at Department of Ecology and Environmental Research (EMC), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. Thesis: Willow Growth as a Function of Climate, Water and Nitrogen.

- 1993 Associate Prof. in Agricultural Hydrotechnics (Biogeophysics) at Dept. of Soil Sciences, SLU, Uppsala.

Publikationer i urval

Examples:

(for links: see English homepage)

Related to current research activities:

-Modelling effects of a crop with modified N use efficiency (MistarBioTech):

Tidåker P, Bergkvist G, Bolinder M, Eckersten H, Johnsson H, Kätterer T, Weih M (2016) Estimating the environmental footprint of barley with improved nitrogen uptake efficiency - a Swedish scenario study. Europ. J. Agronomy (Accepted June 2016)


-Modelling winter hardiness in winter wheat:

T. Persson T, Bergjord Olsen AK, Nkurunziza L, Sindhoj E, Eckersten H., 2016. Estimation of Crown Temperature of Winter Wheat and the - Effect on Simulation of Frost Tolerance. J Agro Crop Sci. doi:10.1111/jac.12187

 

-Scaling exercises with CoupModel (Swedish part of MACSUR2):

Zhao G, et al., 2015. Effect of weather data aggregation on regional crop simulation for different crops, production conditions, and response variables. Climate Research 65, 141-157

 

-Modelling radiactive trace elements in plant and soil:

Gärdenäs A, Eckersten H, Bengtsson S, Rosén K, 2015-12-14. Irrigation as a measure to reduce radioactive contamination of cereal yields. Report to Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM; Statens strålskyddsmyndighet), 15 pages

 

-Modelling DON levels in oats:

Börjessom m fl. 2015-07-01. Prediktering av Deoxynivalenol (DON) i havre under västsvenska förhållanden med hjälp av väder- gröd- och skötseldata (Final report to SLF)

 

-Modelling weed dynamics:

Torssell B, Eckersten H, Anbari S, Lundkvist A, Verwijst T. 2015. Modelling below-ground shoot elongation and emergence time of Sonchus arvensis shoots. Acta Agric Scand, Sect B – Soil & Plant Sci. 65:582–588.

Torssell, B, Eckersten H, Lundkvist, A, Verwijst, T. Modelling Sonchus arvensis root biomass allocation to below-ground shoot and fine root growth. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica (accepted for publication 2016-04-05)

 

-SLU / UNA (Nicaragua) cooperation

Salmerón-Miranda, F., Båth, B., Eckersten, H., Forkman, J., Wivstad, M., 2007. Aboveground nitrogen in relation to estimated total plant uptake in maize and bean. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst 79:125-139

 

Other related to Stakeholders:

(pdf-file available on request)

-Future Agriculture, SLU:

Eckersten H, Djurle A, Albihn A, Andersson L, Båge R, de Toro A, Gärdenäs A, Hultgren J, Kvarnheden A, Lewan E, Nkurunziza L, Rosén K, Spörndly R, Vågsholm I, von Rosen D, Yuen J , Magnusson U. 2015. Framtida risker och hot mot svensk spannmåls- respektive mjölkproduktion; en analys av forskningsbehov för att bedöma risker. SLU, Framtidens lantbruk - djur växter och markanvändning, 154 sidor

 

-LRF: Extreme weather relations to yields:

Alfredo de Toro A., Eckersten H., Nkurunziza L., von Rosen D., 2015. Effects of extreme weather on yield of major arable crops in Sweden, Dep of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. 308 pages

 

-COMPASS project; reducing nutrient losses to Baltic Sea:

Blombäck K., Duus Børgesen C., Eckersten H., Giełczewski M, Piniewski M, Sundin S, Tattari S, Väisänen S., Eds., 2013. Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments.

Collentine D., Eckersten H., Norman Haldén A., Ryd Ottoson J., Salomon E., Sundin S., Tattari S., Braun J., Kuussaari, M., 2013. Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production. Department of Crop Production Ecology, Report No. 17, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Uppsala. 65pp (ISBN 978-91-576-9178-1)

 

-Swedish Board of Agriculture:

Eckersten, H.; Kornher, A., 2012. Klimatförändringars effekter på jordbrukets växtproduktion i Sverige – scenarier och beräkningssystem. (Climate change impacts on crop production in Sweden – scenarios and computational framework). Report No 14, Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. 62 pp (In Swedish with English summary).  

 

-Climate and vulnerability official enquiry; Ministry of Environment:

Eckersten H, Andersson L, Holstein F, Mannerstedt Fogelfors B, Lewan E, Sigvald R, Torssell B, 2007.  Bedömningar av klimatförändringars effekter på växtproduktion inom jordbruket i Sverige (Evaluation of climate change effects on crop production in Sweden). Bilaga 24 i: Sverige inför klimatförändringarna - hot och möjligheter, SOU 2007:60, Bilagedel B, bilaga B 23-27: 26-277. (summary in English)

 

Other, related to other modelling works:

-Grass and clover leys biomass and N:

Eckersten, H., Torssell, B., Kornher, Boström, U., 2007. Modelling biomass, water and nitrogen in grass ley: Estimation of N uptake parameters. European J. Agronomy 27:89-101

 

-MAISPROQ model; Fodder maize yield and quality:

Nkurunziza L, Kornher A, Hetta M, Halling M, Weih M, Eckersten H 2014. Crop genotype-environment modelling to evaluate forage maize cultivars under climate variability. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science, 2014 Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2014.885076

 

-SOIL/SOILN models for crop climate change, crop rotation, willow, forest:

Eckersten, H., Blombäck, K., Kätterer, T., Nyman, P., 2001. Modelling C, N, water and heat dynamics in winter wheat under climate change in southern Sweden. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. vol 86(3), pp 221-235

Blombäck K, Eckersten H, Lewan E, 2003. Simulations of soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics during seven years in a catch crop experiment. AGR SYST 76 (1): 95-114

Eckersten, H., 1994. Modelling daily growth and nitrogen turnover for a short-rotation forest over several years. Forest Ecology and Manag. 69:57-72

Beier, C.; Eckersten, H.; Gundersen, P., 2001. Nitrogen cycling in a Norway spruce plantation in Denmark - A SOILN model application including organic N uptake. The ScientificWorld v. 1 (no.S2) p. 394-406

 

-Grain protein in malting barley:

Pettersson, C.G., H. Eckersten, H. 2007. Prediction of grain protein in spring malting barley grown in northern Europe. European J. Agronomy 27:205-214

 

-RUE model; Short rotation willow growth, Effects of virus on crop:

Noronha Sannervik, A., Eckersten H., Verwijst T., Kowalik, P., Nordh N-E., 2006. Simulation of willow productivity based on radiation use efficiency, shoot mortality and shoot age. European J. Agronomy 24:156-164.

Persson, T. Eckersten, H., Kvarnheden, A., Yuen J., 2007. Modelling influence of virus infection on leaf area and radiation use in oats under controlled climatic conditions. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B, Soil and Plant Science; 57:10-22

 

-Crop weed competition:

Eckersten, H., Lundkvist, A., Torssell, B. & Verwijst, T. 2011. Modelling species competition in mixtures of perennial sow-thistle and spring barley based on shoot radiation use efficiency Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B – Soil and Plant Science. Volume: 61   Issue: 8   Pages: 739-746.

 

-SPAC model:

Kowalik, P.J. & Eckersten, H., 1984. Water transfer from soil through plants to the atmosphere in willow energy forest. Ecological Modelling 26:251-284.

 


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