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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Ort, Donald R
Location Coordinator and Research Leader
Don.Ort@ars.usda.gov
(217) 333-2093
University of Illinois
190 ERML, 1201 West Gregory Drive
Urbana IL 61801

Mission:
Identify factors affecting food and bioenergy crops, with emphasis on global environmental change, and to utilize this information to provide new opportunities for solving emerging agronomic problems. Research will address: 1) the major features limiting photosynthetic productivity of food and bioenergy crops as well as key functions of soil microorganisms in future environments of elevated CO2, O3, temperature, and water stress; 2) the ecology and management of weedy and invasive species in a changing environment; 3) issues of bioenergy crop adoption in farming systems.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014