USDA-ARS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Anthony Digrado is a postdoctoral researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on optimizing plant's canopy and architectural traits in order to improve carbon uptake at the canopy scale and yield. For the RIPE project, he assesses the existing diversity in architectural traits among different accessions of soybeans and cowpeas and studies how different canopy architecture impacts the carbon uptake at the canopy scale. Anthony did his PhD in Belgium at the University of Liege-Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech where he studied the impact of environmental constraints on a managed grassland photosynthetic performance and CO2 fluxes.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:10 PM – 4:10 PM