Gregorio Egea, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Seville, has been recognized with the VIII Losada Villasante Award in the category of Agrifood Research, for his project “Digital phenotyping, the revolution in plant breeding based on data analysis and machine learning”.
Egea obtained the Extraordinary End of Degree and PhD Awards for his doctoral thesis ‘Characterization and Modeling of the Agronomic and Physiological Response of Almond Trees to Deficit Irrigation‘. In 2009, he joined the Land Surface Modelling Group (University of Reading, UK) and since 2012 he is part of the Agroforestry Engineering Area of the University of Seville. His lines of research have focused mainly on the development of precision irrigation strategies, deficit irrigation, crop water status monitoring using in-plant sensors and remote sensing, development of plant phenotyping tools and modeling of crop response to water deficit, among other subjects.
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