Bruno Basso

Basso, Bruno

Bruno Basso with labmemebers giving thumbs up in corn field

Crop Modeling, Land Use Sustainability
 307 Natural Science
  (517) 353-9009

Bruno Basso's research deals mainly with water, carbon, nitrogen cycling and modeling in agro-ecosystems, and spatial analysis of crop yield. Basso's modeling research has focused on extending soil-crop-atmosphere models to spatial domains at the field scale, and in particular on developing, testing, and deploying SALUS, a next-generation process-based model that integrates crop productivity with water, carbon, and nutrient fluxes in a spatially explicit manner. Through this research, it has been possible to integrate the effects of topography and soil properties on soil water balance, and thereby partition surface vs. subsurface flows in different landscape positions. This has important value for better understanding and predicting nitrogen conservation patterns in cropped landscapes as well as soil carbon change - and has led to important insights for the likely effects of climate change on carbon and water footprints of future cropping systems, as noted in recent publications.

Recent Publications

Liu, B., Asseng, S., C. Müller, F Ewert, J. Elliott, D. Lobell, P. Martre, A. Ruane, D. Wallach, J. W. Jones, C. Rosenzweig, P.Aggarwal, P.Alderman, J. Anothai, B. Basso, C. Biernath, D.Cammarano, A.Challinor, D. Deryng, G.De Sanctis, J. Doltra, E. Fereres, C.Folberth, M.Garcia-Vila, S.Gayler, G.Hoogenboom, L. Hunt, R. Izaurralde, M.Jabloun, C.Jones, Kurt Kersebaum, B.Kimball, A.K. Koehler, S Naresh Kumar, C. Nendel, G. O'Leary, J. Olesen, M.Ottman, T. Palosuo, P. Prasad, E. Priesack, T. Pugh, M. Reynolds, E. Rezaei, R.P. Rötter, E.Schmid, M. Semenov, I Shcherbak, E. Stehfest, C. Stöckle, P. Stratonovitch, T. Streck, I Supit, F. Tao, P. Thorburn, K. Waha, G. Wall, E. Wang, J. W. White, J. Wolf, Z. Zhao, and Z.Yan. 2016. Similar estimates of temperature impacts on global wheat yield by three independent methods.  In print in Nature Climate Change

Smidt S J., Haacker E M.K., Kendall A.D., Deines J D., Pei L., Cotterman K.A., Li H., Liu X., Basso, B., Hyndman D.W. 2016.  Complex water management in modern agriculture: Trends in the water-energy-food nexus over the High Plains Aquifer. Science of The Total Environment, 566, 988-1001

Albarenque, SM., B. Basso, OP Caviglia, RJM Melchiori. 2016. Spatio-Temporal Nitrogen Fertilizer Response in Maize: Field Study and Modeling Approach. 2016. Agronomy Journal Vol. 108, Issue 5 1-13

Jones, JW., JM Antle, B Basso, KJ Boote, RT Conant, I Foster, HCJ Godfray, Mario Herrerog, Richard E. Howitth, Sander Jansseni, Brian A. Keating, Rafael Munoz-Carpena, Cheryl H. Porter, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Tim R. Wheeler. 2016. Brief history of agricultural systems modeling. Agricultural Systems

Basso, B., Dumont, B. Cammarano, D., Pezzuolo, A., Marinello, F., Sartori, L. 2016. Environmental and economic benefits of variable rate nitrogen fertilization in a nitrate vulnerable zone. Science of The Total Environment Vol. 545–546, 1, Pages 227–235


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