10/29/2018: Prof. Juan Yin of Civil & Water Conservancy College of Ningxia University, joined the Applied Agricultural Systems Modeling Lab as a Visiting Research Scholar for one year.

10/1/2018: Eeswaran Rasu (Ph.D. student) presented a poster Temporal Stability of Soil Moisture Across Long-term Agricultural System Experiments at the LTER All-Scientists’ Meeting at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove California.

9/28/2018: First Fall 2018 Semester Group Meeting. Abhijeet Abhishek (M.Sc. studentpresenting his work on Drought and Agricultural Productivity Monitoring and Prediction in the Lower Mekong River Basin using RHEAS.

4/27/2018: Eeswaran Rasu (Ph.D. student) was awarded a travel grant to attend an NSF-supported Short Course on Thermo-TDR Sensors at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC on June 7-8, 2018.

3/27/2018: Eeswaran Rasu (Ph.D. student) has been awarded a KBS LTER 2018 Summer Fellowship, with his proposal – Physical Controls and Stability Analysis of Soil Moisture Across Different Agricultural Systems. Congratulations!

3/24/2018: Prakash Jha (Ph.D. student), has been awarded Best Poster (Scientific Merit and People’s Choice Award) during the 2018 ESPP Symposium at Kellogg’s Conference Center.

2/3/2018: Prakash Jha (Ph.D. student) published a paper in Field Crops Research.

1/30/2018: Dr. Amor Ines received a Distinguished Alumni Award during the 40th Foundation Anniversary of his Alma Mater, Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Philippines. He was one among the 40 Distinguished Alumni who received the award.

12/13/2017: Dr. Amor Ines chaired a session Toward Better Understanding of the Impacts of Climate Variability: From Ecosystem Processes to Agricultural Adaptation and Decision, and presented a poster entitled The Climate-Agriculture-Modeling and Decision Tool (CAMDT) for Climate Risk Management in Agriculture at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. The session was co-chaired by Dr. Sharon Gourdji, National Institute of Standard and Technology, Dr. Lyndon Estes, Princeton University (now at Clark University), and Dr. Jeff Atkins, Virginia Commonwealth University.

11/10/2017: AASM group meeting with MSU collaborators to discuss project progress and future proposals on Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration and Water Management.

11/9/2017: Abhijeet Abhishek (M.Sc. student) installing soil moisture sensors at MSU Agronomy Farm for the NASA/JPL Citizen Science Project.

10/27/2017: Prakash Jha (Ph.D. student) presented Parameter Estimation of Improved Rice Varieties in the Philippines using GENCALC, GLUE and NMCGA. ASA-SSSA-CSSA Annual Meetings, Oct 22-25, 2017, Tampa, FL.

10/27/2017: Eeswaran Rasu (Ph.D.student) presented Modeling Water Management Options for Lake Buhi in Bicol River Basin of the Philippines Under Climate Change Scenarios. ASA-SSSA-CSSA Annual Meetings, Oct 22-25, 2017, Tampa, FL. His travel was funded by Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for ESPP Specialization and MSU Doctoral Students award.

10/11/2017: Prakash Jha (Ph.D. student) presented his poster Understanding Cropping Systems Dynamics in Southwest, Michigan at the Kellogg Biological Station LTER-All Scientists Meeting, Oct. 6-7, 2017, MSU. Jha received a KBS Fellowship last summer.

9/14/2017: NASA/JPL Citizen Science Project: Installing NASA/JPL soil moisture sensors at MSU Agronomy Farm.

7/16/2017: As a part of the activities of MSU Academy for Global Engagement Fellowship, Dr. Ines and Dr. Jeff Andresen visited ListenField, Co., Japan (with Dr. Kiyoshi Honda and Dr. Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun) to foster collaboration.

7/11/2017: As a part of the activities of MSU Academy for Global Engagement Fellowship, Dr. Ines and Dr. Jeff Andresen visited The University of Tokyo, Japan, to foster and start new collaborations.

7/5/2017: As a part of the activities of MSU Academy for Global Engagement Fellowship, Dr. Ines and Dr. Jeff Andresen visited Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan to foster collaboration (with Chubu University President, Dr. Osamu Ishihara , and Dr. Kiyoshi Honda).

6/14/2017: 1K Downloads Milestone: High Resolution Global Soil Database for DSSAT Crop Models downloaded 1000 Times! The soil database was developed by Eunjin Han (IRI/Columbia University, MSU adjunct Asst. Prof.), Amor Ines (Michigan State University), and Jawoo Koo (International Food Policy Research Institute).

6/5-9/2017: Dr. Narendra Das, Research Scientist, NASA-JPL, visited AASM Lab to work with us on our NASA-SERVIR-Mekong project.

6/7/2017: Dr. Narendra Das, Research Scientist, NASA-JPL, presenting a seminar at the Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Department on New SMAP/Sentinel Soil Moisture Products

6/5/2017: Dr. Narendra Das, Research Scientist, NASA-JPL, going to taste the best ice cream in the world!

4/7/2017: Congratulations to Eeswaran Rasu, for being awarded a C.S. Mott Pre-doctoral Fellowship!

Eeswaran Rasu

3/25/2017: Congratulations to Rassarin Chinnachodteeranum for finishing her Ph.D. at Chubu University, Japan. Kudos Dr. Rassarin!

preparing UAV

3/20/2017: Congratulations to Dr. Eunjin Han for being promoted as Associate Research Scientist at IRI/Columbia University, NY. Kudos Dr. Han!

Eunjin Han doing field work in Indiana

3/16/2017: Congratulations to Prakash Jha, for being awarded 2017 KBS LTER Summer Fellowship!

In-situ sensing in the field by PJ

11/16/2016: Congratulations to Dr. Amor Ines for being selected as one of the 2017 Academy for Global Engagement Fellows! 

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