Researcher biography

Dr. Youhong Song is leading research in crop ecophysiology and biology in Anhui Province, China where it is known as one significant food supplier province in the nation, aiming to sustain high maize/wheat productivity in facing the constraint of extensive abiotic stresses under climate change. Waterlogging during early canopy establishment, drought/heat stress during reproduction, lodging/interplant competition in maize season while in wheat season, late spring coldness, sprouting and lodging/interplant competition, are major concerns in achieving high crop production. To address the challenges, the knowledge from multidiscipline including crop physiology, agronomy, biology and crop modelling applies, extending from molecular to whole plant level. Projects are ongoing in relation to the above topics.