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

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.

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