Agroecosystems Lab

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The central theme of the research carried out by my group is understanding the basic concepts and unifying principles behind agroecosystems. How do they function and how can they produce food efficiently in a sustainable manner?
  Photo of Chris van Kessel Chris van Kessel
Professor

Phone: (530) 752-7323
e-mail: cvankessel@ucdavis.edu

The central theme of the research carried out by my group is understanding the basic concepts and unifying principles behind agroecosystems. How do they function and how can they produce food efficiently in a sustainable manner?

Some of the research issues analyzed by the Agroecosystems Group are addressed using classical agronomic experimental designs. In other instances, experiments are scaled up to the field or landscape level, and are analyzed using GIS and geostatistical methodology.

Our group aims at doing experiments at the scale at which answers are needed, under conditions that are realistic to farmers, wildlife conservationists and decision makers.





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