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Dr. Amit Kumar Srivastava

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Office: 2.013

Research profile

My research interest lies in the pursuit of climate change impact assessment on crops and probable Agronomic management options to address these issues. I have been involved in Model development and improvement in the BioMA (Biophysical Model Applications) platform at Joint Research Centre, European Commission for climate change impact assessment in view of IPCC SERES scenarios in European member states (EU27).

Dr. Amit Kumar Srivastava

Current projects

  • Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
  • Upscaling Site-Specific Climate-smart Agriculture and Land Use Practices to Enhance Regional Production Systems in West Africa(UPSCALERS)
  • Cross-scale modeling of changes in agricultural structure and agricultural material flows in regions of North Rhine-Westphalia(USL)

Selected publications

  • Srivastava, A.K., Mboh, C.M., Gaiser, T., Ermias, E., Kuhn, A., Ewert, F., (2019): Effect of Mineral Fertilizer on Rain Water and Radiation use Efficiencies for Maize yield and biomass productivity in Ethiopia. Agricultural Systems,168, 88-100.
  • Maharjan, G.R., Srivastava, A.K., et al., (2019): Effects of input data aggregation on simulated crop yields in temperate and Mediterranean climates. European Journal of Agronomy,103, 32-46.
  • Mboh, C.M., Srivastava, A.K., Gaiser, T., Ewert, F., (2018): Impact of improved root length densities on grain yield and above ground biomass simulations of water-stressed spring wheat from  a 1D field scale model. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. DOI:10.1111/jac.12306.
  • Hoffman, M., Srivastava, A.K., et al., (2017): Why it matters to quantify crop yield variability in addition to yield gaps: Examples for two crops at ten contrasting sites. Agricultural Systems. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.012.
  • Srivastava, A.K., Mboh, C.M., Gaiser, T., Zhao, G., Ewert, F., (2017): Climate change impact under alternate realizations of climate scenarios on maize yield and biomass in Ghana. Agricultural Systems. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.011.
  • Durand, J.L.., Srivastava, A.K., et al., (2017): How accurately do maize crop models simulate the interactions of atmospheric CO2 concentration levels with limited water supply on water use and yield? European Journal of Agronomy, DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2017.01.002.
  • Srivastava, A.K., Mboh, C.M., Gaiser, T., Ewert, F., (2017): Impact of climatic variables on the spatial and temporal variability of crop yield and biomass gap in Sub-Saharan Africa – a case study in Central Ghana. Field Crops Research, 203, 33-46.
  • Srivastava, A.K., Mboh, C.M., Gaiser, T., Webber, H., Ewert, F., (2016): Effect of sowing date distributions on simulation of maize yields at regional scale – A case study in Central Ghana, West Africa. Agricultural Systems, 147, 10-23.
  • Srivastava, A.K., Gaiser, T., Ewert, F., (2016): Climate change impact and potential adaptation strategies   under alternate climate scenarios for Yam production in the sub-humid savannah zone of West Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 21, 955-968.
  • Donatelli, M., Srivastava, A.K., Duvellier, G., Niemeyer, S., Fumagalli, D., (2015): Climate change   impact and potential adaptation strategies under alternate realizations of climate scenarios for major crops in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 10, 1-12.


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