Lydia Wairegi | Systems Agronomy | Best Researcher Award

Dr Lydia Wairegi |  Systems Agronomy |  Best Researcher Award

Freelance consultant at  currently not affiliated to an institution, Kenya

Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi is an accomplished agriculturalist with over 20 years of experience in agricultural research and development projects. She holds a Ph.D. in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, along with an MSc in Agronomy and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • PhD in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2010
  • MSc in Agronomy, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2001
  • BSc in Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1987

💼 Experience:

Lydia is an accomplished Agriculturalist with over 20 years of experience in agricultural research and development projects across various regions including East, West, and Southern Africa. With a Ph.D. in Production Ecology & Resource Conservation and expertise in agronomy, her career spans from managing research projects to providing technical support and contributing to scientific publications. She has a keen interest in sustainable agriculture and has worked with both national and international partners.

🛠️ Skills:

  • Preparation of communication products
  • Managing research and development projects
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Gender lens and social group considerations
  • Networking and partnerships

🔬 Research Focus:

Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi’s research focus revolves around sustainable agricultural practices, particularly in soil management and crop production. Through her contributions to various training materials, including guides for maize-legume cropping, sorghum and millet-legume cropping, cassava cropping, rice systems cropping, and banana-coffee system cropping, she emphasizes the importance of integrated soil fertility management and climate-smart strategies. These materials serve as practical resources for farmers, extension agents, and agricultural practitioners, promoting sustainable agricultural practices 🌱 and contributing to enhanced soil health and crop productivity in diverse cropping systems across Africa.

citations:

Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi has received a total of 362 citations from 313 documents. This indicates that her research work has been referenced and cited by other scholars and publications. Additionally, she has authored or co-authored 12 documents.

The h-index, which measures both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher’s publications, is not explicitly provided. However, based on the citation count and number of documents, it appears that Lydia Wanja Ireri Wairegi has made a significant impact in her field, with her research being widely cited and recognized by her peers.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Article: “Sustainably improving Kenya’s coffee production needs more participation of younger farmers with diversified income”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., Bennett, M., Nziguheba, G., Mukasa, D., van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Journal: Journal of Rural Studies, 2018, 63, pp. 190–199
    • Citations: 15
  2. Book Chapter: “Exploring the scope of fertilizer use in the East African region”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Book: Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands, 2013, pp. 70–76
    • Citations: 0
  3. Article: “Norms for multivariate diagnosis of nutrient imbalance in Arabica and Robusta coffee in the East African highlands”
    • Authors: Wairegi, L.W.I., Van Asten, P.J.A.
    • Journal: Experimental Agriculture, 2012, 48(3), pp. 448–460
    • Citations: 17

Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof Dr Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof. Adjunto IV at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil

Emanoel Gomes de Moura is a Brazilian researcher and professor specializing in Agronomy. Born on October 23, 1948, in Monte Alegre de Minas, MG, Brazil, he holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage) from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, completed in 1995. His doctoral research focused on the physical-hydric and fertility attributes of a dystrophic soil affecting corn growth.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1995
  • M.Sc. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1990
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, UFG, 1978

💼 Work Experience:

  • UEMA (1986 – Present): Public servant, Adjunct IV, 40-hour dedication
  • IICA (2003 – 2004): Collaborator, Consultant
  • UFMA (2010 – 2014): Collaborator

👨‍🏫 Notable Contributions:

  • Bolstered sustainable agriculture in tropical climates
  • Actively involved in various research projects, including those related to Amazonian deforestation and ecological intensification

🌱 Research Projects:

  1. “Accelerating adaption of novel agroforestry systems” (2021 – Present)
  2. “Implications of enhanced ecological intensification” (2015 – Present)
  3. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura para diminuição da pobreza” (2015 – Present)
  4. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura na Amazônia maranhense” (2014 – Present)
  5. “Interações benéficas e antagônicas entre árvores, culturas e ervas” (2012 – Present)
  6. “Construção de agroecossistemas adequados ao trópico úmido” (2010 – 2013)

Research Focus 📝:

Research Focus: Emanoel Gomes de Moura’s recent publication in the European Journal of Agronomy delves into the critical area of preventing soil degradation in the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery. As a key contributor, he collaborates with fellow researchers to understand how effective management practices can safeguard these ecosystems. 🌱 His work aligns with sustainable agriculture, addressing the challenges specific to the Amazon region. Through this research, Gomes de Moura aims to provide insights that contribute to the preservation and sustainable use of the delicate soils in the periphery of the Amazon rainforest. 🌍 #SoilScience #AmazonEcology

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Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

PhD at Shahed University,Iran

Arezoo Paravar is a highly skilled Agronomist with a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. With a GPA of 18.76 (out of 20), she specialized in the field of plant physiology, seed physiology, seed production, and seed storage. Arezoo has more than nine years of experience, including roles as a Laboratory Assistant in Plant Physiology and Seed Science and Technology at Shahed University.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2016-2021)
  • M.Sc. in Seed Science and Technology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2013-2015)
  • B.Sc. in Crop Production and Plant Breeding, University of Birjand, Iran (2010-2013)

🏆 Awards and Honors:

  • Top Researcher, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2022)
  • Ranked 1st GPA (Ph.D. and M.Sc.), Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Plant Production Ph.D. Exam
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Seed Science and Technology Master’s Exam

👩‍🔬 Research Experience:

  • Investigated maternal plant environments’ impact on seed quality and longevity
  • Explored physiological and biochemical changes during seed maturation
  • Published in prestigious journals on plant and seed-related research

🛠️ Skills:

  • Expertise in R, SAS, and SPSS software
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and modeling
  • Skilled in seed viability modeling

🏆 Notable:

  • Awarded for outstanding academic achievements
  • Recognized for excellence in seed-related research

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Arezoo Paravar’s research primarily centers on understanding the intricate dynamics of seed physiology, with a particular emphasis on Lallemantia iberica and Lallemantia royleana. Her work investigates the impact of maternal environments, including drought stress and temperature variations, on seed quality and plant growth. 🌾 She explores innovative approaches such as seed coating with beneficial microbes, nano-iron chelate applications, and mycorrhizal fungal inoculation to enhance crop resilience under environmental stresses. 🌿 Her studies contribute valuable insights to sustainable agriculture, addressing challenges related to water stress, nutrient management, and eco-agronomical traits. 🌍 #SeedPhysiology #SustainableAgri #CropResilience

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Storage Circumstance Effects”
    • Investigates how storage conditions influence seed quality under maternal drought stress.
    • Journal: Environmental and Experimental Botany (2024) 🌿🌾
  2. “Physiological and Biochemical Parameters”
    • Explores the impact of seed moisture, temperature, and storage duration on Lallemantia iberica.
    • Journal: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (2023) 🌡️🔬
  3. “Morphological, Physiological, and Biochemical Responses”
    • Studies Lallemantia species’ reactions to elevated temperature and light during seed development.
    • Journal: Heliyon (2023) 🌞🌱
  4. “Microbial Seed Coating for Sustainable Agriculture”
    • Reviews the benefits of microbial seed coating as a tool for sustainable agriculture.
    • Journal: Biotechnology Reports (2023) 🌱🔍
  5. “Nano-Iron Chelate and Mycorrhizal Mitigation”
    • Explores the mitigating effects of nano-iron chelate and mycorrhizal fungi on water-stressed Lallemantia species.
    • Journal: Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (2023) 💧🌿
  6. “Fatty Acid Composition under Water Deficit”
    • Examines the modulation of fatty acid composition and eco-agronomical traits in Lallemantia species exposed to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nano-iron chelate fertilizers under water deficit conditions.
    • Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2022) 🌊🌱

This body of work contributes significantly to the understanding of seed responses to environmental stresses, paving the way for sustainable agricultural practices. 🌍🌱 #SeedResearch #SustainableAgri #EnvironmentalBotany

 

Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Mr Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Undergraduate student at  Minzu University of China

Jiaxun Xin, a 22-year-old male from Minzu University of China, is an undergraduate student specializing in Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Crop Production. Under the mentorship of landscape ecologist Yu Peng, he has devoted two years to researching macro ecology using remote sensing, big data, and machine learning. Currently pursuing his studies, Jiaxun has authored six SCI papers, including a significant contribution as the first author to the paper titled “Both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield,” published in the European Journal of Agronomy.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Academic Journey:

Jiaxun embarked on his research journey in the second semester of his sophomore year, delving into macro ecology using cutting-edge technologies like remote sensing, big data, and machine learning.

🌾 Expertise:

Jiaxun’s expertise lies in evaluating the intricate relationship between landscape metrics, climate variables, and crop yields for maize, rice, and wheat in China. His findings suggest that shaping both class- and landscape-level patterns can be instrumental in enhancing crop yield, providing valuable insights for global food security.

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

Jiaxun Xin has been recognized as a Young Scientist, reflecting his dedication and contributions to the field of ecology.

Research Focus:

Jiaxun Xin’s research endeavors predominantly center around the intricate interplay of landscape patterns and their profound impact on crop yield and plant diversity. His work spans diverse categories, including:

  1. Landscape Ecology 🏞️: Jiaxun explores the effects of landscape patterns on plant species diversity globally, shedding light on the dynamic relationships that shape ecosystems.
  2. Crop Yield and Climate Change 🌾🌍: With a keen focus on sustainable crop production, he delves into understanding how both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield, offering crucial insights in the face of climate change challenges.
  3. Spatial Dynamics in Plant Communities 🌐🌿: Jiaxun investigates the global patterns and drivers of spatial autocorrelation in plant communities within protected areas, contributing to our understanding of biodiversity conservation.
  4. Functional Traits and Climate Factors 🍃🌧️: His work extends to linking leaf functional traits with soil and climate factors in forest ecosystems, providing valuable knowledge for ecosystem management.

Jiaxun Xin’s diverse research categories showcase his commitment to addressing complex ecological challenges, making significant contributions to the fields of landscape ecology, crop yield sustainability, and biodiversity conservation.

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Behnam Bakhshi | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Behnam Bakhshi | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Faculty member at  Agricultural Research,Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran

Behnam Bakhshi is an Assistant Professor at the Horticulture Crops Research Department of Sistan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center in Zabol, Iran, since 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology from Azad University, Tehran. His expertise lies in oilseed crops breeding, abiotic stress-tolerant genotypes selection, biometric genetics, and next-generation sequencing.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (2009-2014). M.Sc. in Plant Breeding (2006-2009). B.Sc. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding (2000-2006)

📚 Academic Achievements:

Ph.D. Thesis: Identifying drought-responsive microRNAs in rice roots. H-Index: 9 (Google Scholar), 6 (Scopus), 5 (WoS). G-Index: 17 (Google Scholar), 13 (Scopus), 11 (WoS)

🏆 Honors:

Top-ranked student in M.Sc. with GPA 19.61/20. Best researcher awards in 2019 from various organizations

💻 Skills:

Proficient in MS Office, R, SAS, SPSS, Bioinformatics software. Programming skills in Python, C#.NET, SQL, VB6, VB.NET, FoxPro

🔗 Professional Affiliations:

Member of Iranian Genetic Society, Crop Science Society, Bioinformatics Society, Biotechnology Society

📈 Research Projects (Since 2018):

Seed yield comparisons, genetic resource protection, adaptability evaluations, and more.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Behnam Bakhshi’s research focuses on the genetic improvement of oilseed crops, particularly rapeseed, safflower, and sesame. His work spans various areas, including breeding for abiotic stress tolerance, multi-environmental trials, biometric genetics, and utilizing next-generation sequencing for miRNA profiling. 🌱 His extensive contributions include identifying drought-responsive microRNAs in rice roots and exploring genotype-environment interactions in oilseed rape genotypes. 🧬 Behnam’s research combines traditional breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies to enhance crop genetic resources, making a significant impact on sustainable agriculture in Iran. 🌾

Citations:

Behnam Bakhshi’s research has garnered significant recognition, with a total of 335 citations since its inception. Since 2019, he has received 281 citations, reflecting the continued impact and relevance of his work in the academic community.

His h-index remains steady at 9, indicating that nine of his publications have each received at least nine citations. Additionally, the i10-index, which measures the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 9, highlighting the consistent influence of his research in the scholarly domain. 📚🔍

 

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Johnny Mugisha | Sustainable Crop Production Systems

Prof Johnny Mugisha: Leading Researcher in Sustainable Crop Production Systems
Professor at  Makerere University,  Uganda

🌱🔬Johnny Mugisha is a distinguished Ugandan Agricultural Economist holding the position of Professor at Makerere University. Born on October 17, 1964, he earned his PhD from Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany, in 1999, with a focus on the impact of structural adjustment policies on the Ugandan agricultural economy.Throughout his academic journey, Mugisha has been actively involved in teaching and research. He has held various roles at Makerere University, progressing from Assistant Lecturer to his current position as Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics.🌍🌾

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
👨‍🎓 Education:
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics from Justus-Liebig University, Germany (1999)
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Makerere University (1994)
  • B.Sc. Agric. (2nd Class Honours-Upper Division) from Makerere University (1991)
🏫 Professional Position:

Professor at Makerere University, Department of Agribusiness & Natural Resource Economics (Since April 2013)

👨‍🏫🎓 Academic & Administrative Roles:

Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences (2013–2021).Deputy Director, Environment Development Initiative (EfD) Makerere Centre (2019–Present).Head, Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (2008–2013). 🌱🔍

🔬 Research Experience:

Leading projects on food diversity, sustainable agriculture, and rural development.PI on projects like EVaPoSIL and Making Potato Value Chain Enhance Productivity

Research Focus 🌱🔬

Johnny Mugisha’s extensive research spans agricultural sustainability, economic analysis, and the impact of external factors on local economies. His work in smallholder farmers’ typologies in seed potato production reflects a dedication to understanding and improving agricultural practices. Additionally, he explores the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 on fresh food market vendors and delves into the economic analysis of insecticide use among cassava growers. Mugisha’s studies on potato growth factors, intercropping arrangements, and dietary patterns in Uganda showcase a holistic approach to agriculture, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. His work embodies a commitment to enhancing livelihoods, biodiversity, and food systems in Uganda.🌱👨‍🔬

Xiaoyan Liu | Agricultural engineering

Dr Xiaoyan Liu : Leading Researcher in Agricultural engineering 🌱☀️
student at  Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Shihezi University, Shihezi, China

🌈👏 Congratulations, Dr Xiaoyan Liu on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, your dedication and innovative contributions in the field of renewable energy and agriculture are truly inspiring! Your work in advancing solar energy technologies and addressing crucial issues like postharvest losses demonstrates your commitment to positive change. 🌟

Dr. Xiaoyan Liu is a leading researcher in Agricultural Engineering, currently a student at the Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Shihezi University, Shihezi, China. She recently received the prestigious Best Researcher Award from ResearchW for her dedication and innovative contributions to renewable energy and agriculture.🌟

 Professional Profiles: 🎓✨
EDUCATION: 🚀🔬
  • Graduate In Biomedical Engineering Hexi University | From Sep 2014 to Jun 2018 Major course Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Enzyme engineering, Microbiology. 🌱📚 .Postgraduate In Agricultural Engineering Shihezi University | From Sep 2018 to Now Major course Modern English Mathematics, Theory of Interaction between Biology and Environment, Agricultural Engineering Innovation Methodology 🌾
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 🍐🌿
  • Breeding of Excellent New Lines of Korla Fragrant Pear. Project Number: 2017NYGG01 (Complete Project Finalization).Research and Utilization of Modern Biological Breeding Technology Project Number: 2018AB035) (Project completion completed)
SKILLS: 🌟👩‍🔬
  • Through College English Test-6; skilled in listening, speaking, reading and writing.Through the National Computer Rank Examination,familiar with Windows on the platform of all kinds of application software, such as Word, Excel and Photoshop, EndNote.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 🏆✨
  • 09 Shihezi University Second Class Academic Scholarship
  • 11 Shihezi University First Class Academic Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS: 🎓🌟
  • Xiaoyan Liu, Aowei Li, Saisai Wang, Chengfang Lan, Yize Wang, Jin Li and Jianbo Zhu (2022). Overexpression of Pyrus sinkiangensis HAT5 enhances drought and salt tolerance, and low -temperature sensitivity in transgenic tomato. Frontiers in plant science. 13, 1036254.
  • Xiaoyan Liu, Wenwen Xia, Xiaoli Zhang, Aowei Li, Jiawang Qin, Huili Sun, Jin Li and Jianbo Zhu (2022). Overexpression of the SiLEA5 Gene in Saussurea involucrata Increases the Low -Temperature Tolerance of Transgenic Tomatoes. Horticulturae. 8(11):1023.
  • Xiaoyan Liu, Wenwen Xia, Dongdong Zhang, Aowei Li, Jin Li, Jianbo Zhu (2023). Cold tolerance gene SiLEA B19.3 of Saussurea involucrata increases the yield of transgenic tomato. South African Journal of Botany. 160, 657-666.
  • Xiaoyan Liu, Lijuan Wang, Xiaoli Zhang, Aowei Li, Wenwen Xia, Caixia Lin, Jin Li, Jianbo Zhu (2023). Expression of the Pyrus sinkiangensis HD-Zip Ι transcription factor PsHB7 and PsHB12 in hybrid Broussonetia papyrifera regulates its natural overwintering. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 216, 2023, 105534.