Gustavo A. Slafer (PhD, University of Melbourne) is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain). He is also (i) Honorary Professor of the Universities of Nottingham (UK) and BuenosAires (Argentina); (ii) Editor (with different titles, always in charge of the review process, making the final decision on acceptance/rejection) of Euphytica (Netherlands), Food Energy Security (UK), Spanish Journal Agricultural Research (Spain) and Scientific Reports (UK); (iii) Editorial Board member of other JCR-journals; and (iv) member of Scientific Advisory Council of GADEA Foundation (Spain). He has co-edited 7 scientific books, by publishers in USA and UK, and published more than 40 chapters in international books and more than 200 papers in JCR-journals. His h-index at Dec. 2022 was 64 using WoS-CoreCollection (h-indexn= 88 in google scholar). He has been invited several times to deliver talks in international events.
My research is focused on Crop Physiology: a relatively novel branch of science linking more fundamental physiological knowledge with realistic crop-breeding and crop-management developments through a genuine translational research approach. In this context, I study the mechanisms underlying the responses of field crops to environmental and genetic factors at the crop level of organisation. The environmental factors include management practices (e.g. irrigation or fertilization) and less manageable environmental factors (e.g. radiation, photoperiod and temperature). Genetic factors include from diverse genotypes through specific populations to particular genes (NILs). I study in this context the physiology of yield; carbon and nitrogen relationships and crop developmental processes with the aim of identifying alternatives to traditional farming and breeding practises to enhance the efficiency of resource use.