Elisa Loza Reyes

Are scientists breeding wheat to cope with the wrong conditions in the future? Elisa Loza Reyes, one of our Agents, tells us more.

Scientists at Rothamsted Research are using mathematical and computational tools to investigate the effects that the future climate may have on the development and yield of the most important crop in Europe: wheat. In a recent study, daily weather data was generated for various European locations, including Denmark, the UK, Hungary and Italy, and over two periods: 1960-1990 (the baseline) and 2046-2065 (the future). The predictions…

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