The Young Researchers' Lunch for August hosted Dennis Baldocchi, professor of Biometeorology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Dr. Baldocchi, who was visiting IRRI for the AsiaFlux workshop, is an expert in the study of the interactions between life and its surrounding environment. His research at the Biometeorology Lab includes seasonally flooded peatlands and rice paddies with access to shallow water tables.
Hyun-Hwoi Ku, Samir Topno, James Quilty, Jean Rodrigue Sangare, Abraham Shaibu, and Abdourasmane Konate attended the event. The group engaged in an active discussion about rice irrigation, fertilizer, and straw management practices that can affect gas emissions.
The Young Researchers' Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics including science and career paths.
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