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Dr. Ixchel M. Hernandez-Ochoa

Senior scientist

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Phone: +49 (0)228 73 7198
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Office: 2.003

Research profile

I received my bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in 2010 from the Zamorano University in Honduras, my master’s degree in Horticultural Sciences in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering  in 2018 at the University of Florida, USA. In the past, I have worked with dynamic crop simulation models to explore climate change impacts and adaptation strategies such as management and new genetic traits for cereal production.
My current research focus is to explore how the implementation of different spatial crop arrangements together with crop diversification can contribute to a more sustainable agriculture by improving resource use efficiency, crop health and yield, biodiversity, and other agroecosystem services. For this task, we apply and further develop an agro-ecosystem simulation model by using the SIMPLACE modeling framework.

Current projects

•    PhenoRob Core Project 5: New field arrangements

Selected publications

1.    Pequeno, D.N.L, Hernández-Ochoa, I.M., Reynolds, M., Sonder, K., Molero-Milan, A., Robertson, R., Lopez, M.S.S., Xiong, W., Kropff, M., and Asseng, S. Climate impact and adaptation to heat and drought stress of regional and global wheat production. Environmental Research Letters. (Accepted).

2.    Xiong, W., Asseng, S., Hoogenboom, G., Hernández-Ochoa, I.M., Robertson, R., Sonder, K., Pequeno, D., Reynolds, M.,  Gerard, B., and Schulthess, U.C. 2019. Gridded Ensemble Predicts High-latitude Wheat Crop Warming Impacts with Less Certainty. Nature Food. 7 pp.

3.    Guarin, J.R., Emberson, L., Simpson, D., Hernandez-Ochoa, I.M., and Asseng, A. 2019. Impacts of Tropospheric Ozone and Climate Change on Mexico Wheat Production. Climatic Change. 18 pp.
4.    Vanli, Ö., Ustundag, B.B., Ahmad, I. Hernandez-Ochoa, I.M. and Hoogenboom, G. Using Crop Modeling to Evaluate the Impacts of Climate Change on Wheat in Southeastern Turkey. 2019. Environmental Science and Pollution Research Journal. 12 pp.

5.    Hernández-Ochoa, I. M., Pequeno, D. N. L., Reynolds, M., Babar, Md. A., Sonder, K., Milan, A. M., Hoogenboom, G., Robertson, R., Gerber, S., Rowland, D. L., Fraisse, C. W., and Asseng, S. 2018. Adapting Wheat to Climate Change in Mexico: Management, Breeding Options and Land Use Change. European Journal of Agronomy. 109, 125915.

6.    Hernández -Ochoa, I. M., Asseng, S., Kassie, B. T., Xiong, W., Robertson, R., Pequeno, D. N. L., Sonder, K., Reynolds, M., Babar, Md. A., Milan, A. M., and Hoogenboom, G. 2018. Climate Change Impact on Mexico Wheat Production. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 263, 373-387.

7.    Zhao, Ch., Bing, L., Xiao B., Hoogenboom, G.,  Boote K. G., Kassie B. T., Pavan W., Shelia V., Soo Kim K., Hernández -Ochoa I. M., Wallach D., Porter Ch., Stockle C., Zhu, Y. and Asseng, S. 2018. A SIMPLE Crop Model. European Journal of Agronomy. 104, 97-106.
8.    Hernández -Ochoa, I. M. and Asseng, S. 2018. Cropping Systems and Climate Change in Humid Subtropical Environments. Agronomy. 8(2), 19pp.


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