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Next - generation Greenhouses

Redmond Ramin Shamshiri

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim

Dr. Shamshiri is the Member of the International Society of Precision Agriculture and Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He is also the founder and director of Adaptive AgroTech Consultancy Int, a network of professional experts focused on technology adaptation for food security.


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Greenhouse cultivation has evolved from simple covered rows of open-fields crops to highly sophisticated controlled environment agriculture facilities that projected the image of plant factories for urban agriculture. The advances and improvements in greenhouse technology have promoted scientific solutions for the efficient production of plants in populated cities and multi-story buildings. Successful deployment of high-tech greenhouses for urban agriculture requires many components and subsystems, as well as the understanding of the external influencing factors that should be systematically considered and integrated.

This book project aims to highlight some of the most recent advances in modern greenhouse technology for food security and the sustainability of crop production. Each chapter is expected to raise the awareness for technology transfer in advanced controlled environment agriculture, which is necessary for a successful transition to urban agriculture. Contributing chapters will highlight several aspects of a high-tech closed-field plant production system including improvements in the frame and covering materials, environment perception and data sharing, and advanced microclimate control and energy optimization models. In addition, the book will highlight urban agriculture and its derivatives, including vertical farming, rooftop greenhouses, and plant factories which are the extensions of CEA and have emerged as a response to the growing population, environmental degradation, and urbanization that are threatening food security. Finally, several opportunities and challenges will be identified as a summary chapter to show how integrated controlled environment agriculture can be implemented as vertical farming for urban agriculture.

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Review results due: December 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 7th 2021

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About the editor

Redmond Ramin Shamshiri

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim

Dr. Redmond R. Shamshiri received M.Sc. Dr. Eng, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida and the Universiti Putra in control system and dynamics. He is currently a research scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam, Germany. He is also the founder and director of Adaptive AgroTech Consultancy Int, a network of professional experts focused on technology adaptation for food security. Dr. Shamshiri's research focus is on digital agriculture for food security, involving high-tech control methods, embedded systems, LPWAN sensors, prediction models, and robust data acquisitions for smart farming. He has widely consulted with the industry and academics. His work has appeared in over 100 publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

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