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Challenges and Opportunity in Agrometeorology

Muhammad Saifullah

Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan

A pioneering researcher with vast experience in agrometeorology, water resources, and climate change. Winner of the award for best research scholar at Hohai University in 2016 and recipient of Second Prize with Yellow River Institute of Hydraulic Research.

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Crops Solar Radiation Evapotranspiration Rainfall Variability Monsoon Wind Velocity Atmospheric Pressure Drought Flood Extreme Events Climate Change Weather Forecasting

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Agrometeorology is a relatively young and emerging science. The beginnings of agrometeorological work came in the 20's of the past century, when agrometeorology was a working branch of climatology. Agrometeorology is a multidisciplinary science that examines the effects and impacts of weather and climate on crops, rangeland, livestock, and various agricultural operations.

Sustainability of agricultural production system can be achieved through efficient management of agro-climatic resources and crop microclimate modification. Each and every plant developmental phase is decided by meteorological parameters. The expression of full potential of every genotype has its optimum climatic requirement. Therefore, understanding of meteorological parameters and their consequences on every stage of crop growth and on crop yield is prerequisite for researchers and farmers.

This book will also contain the information, which is useful for scientists and planners for food security to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 7, 13, 14 and 15.

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Date completed: September 1st 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 29th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 28th 2021

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Review results due: February 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2022

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About the editor

Muhammad Saifullah

Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan

Dr. Muhammad Saifullah has vast experience in the field of Agrometrology, water resources and climate change. He also won the award best research scholar at Hohai University of 2016 from the Ministry of Education as well as second position in the Yellow river Hydraulic Research Institute. He has published international research articles cited in the science cited index with an impact factor of more than 60. He also published the three book chapter and edit one book. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad during 2016-18 as well as The University of Faisalabad. Then, he worked as a researcher in the Institute of International Rivers and Eco-security, Yunnan University, Kunming, China. Now, He is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Agricultural Engineering, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan. He is also working different international and national research projects from different national and international funding organization.

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