Ecological Climatology in Agro-Ecosystems 

Climate-smart agriculture to improve crop productivity and biodiversity 


Microclimate measurements in vineyards, Western Cape, Soouth AfricaFarmImpact: tree shelterbelts for climate-smart agricultureCrop ecophysiology in drylands - Western Cape, South AfricaInvestigation of tree-crop interactions in South AfricaMicroclimate and evapotranspiration measurements in apple orchards


Improvement of the efficiency and sustainability of the production of crops is of major importance for research and development activities. The main challenges is to ensure a production with low carbon and water footprints and their integration in the best-practice agriculture and forestry. In this context, innovative production systems can fulfil the different requirements to increase agricultural production and improving the environmental conditions under climate change. 


The goals of our research are to:

  • understand plant-atmosphere processes for application in agriculture and agroforestry 
  • integrate ecological based results into new production system 
  • improve water efficiency in agro-ecosystems 
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