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    This position is located in the Pacific West Area of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Maricopa, AZ.

    The mission of the Unit is to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture in arid climates by developing new germplasm for both traditional and alternative crops, understanding and improving plant responses to abiotic stresses, and developing crop simulation models for predicting changes in crop productivity in response to a changing environment.

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    • Improve ecophysiological models, (e.g. the Cropping System Model (CSM), Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT), Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM), or similar) for quantitative prediction of G x E x M.
    • Conduct or assist with field-based experiments designed to collect crop-performance data for ecophysiological modeling studies.
    • Within a team or individually develop or improve tools for remote and proximal sensing for improved quantification of crop growth and development.
    • Modeling responses of plants to heat and drought, and effects of plant physiology and soil management on water and energy balance models.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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