PREEMINENT SCHOLAR, INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROFESSOR, AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Gerrit Hoogenboom has over 30 years of experience in the development and application of dynamic crop simulation models and decision support systems. He currently coordinates the development of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT), a crop modeling system that is being used world-wide by many scientists and others interested in systems analysis and decision support. Applications include gene-based modeling and cultivar selection, climate variability and climate change, water resources management, biofuel, economic and environmental sustainability, and food and nutrition security.
Prior to joining UF, Gerrit Hoogenboom was the Director of the AgWeatherNet Program and Professor of Agrometeorology at Washington State University. AgWeatherNet is one of the largest automated weather monitoring systems in USA and provides near real-time weather data and associated information based on decision support tools to a wide range of stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest. Gerrit Hoogenboom was an Editor for Climate Research and Scientia Agricola; he is currently the Editor-in-Chief (Crops and Soils) for The Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge).
He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University, M.S. in Theoretical Production Ecology and M.S. and B.S. in Horticulture from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.