OT-Med organized a talk of Dr Christoph Müller from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany), entitled: "Modeling agriculture under global change" which was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 15 h in the meeting room of FORUM (top floor), Europôle Méditerranéen de l'Arbois, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Agriculture is subject not only to climate change, but also to other dimensions of global change, including changes in international trade, human dietary habits, population growth and many others.
Owing to the global scope of many of these phenomena and the high interrelation to other sectors, assessments of future agricultural production are especially challenging.
I will introduce the ongoing work on global agricultural modeling in the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) (and somewhat beyond the global scale), as well as work with the Dynamic Global Vegetation, Crop Growth and Water Balance Model LPJmL.
Climate change impacts are also strongly affected by the assumptions on the dynamics of agricultural management, as is our understanding of adaptation options. Research on climate change impact research needs to evolve towards more comprehensive, more explicit and more integrated research.