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Paper of the Month July 2017

Chrysoula K. Pantazopoulou, Franca J. Bongers, Jesse J. Küpers, Emilie Reinen, Debatosh Das, Jochem B. Evers, Niels P. R. Anten, and Ronald Pierik (2017) Neighbor detection at the leaf tip adaptively regulates upward leaf movement through spatial auxin dynamics. PNAS (online first)

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Paper of the Month June 2017

Kailei Tang, Paul C. Struik, Stefano Amaducci, Tjeerd Jan Stomph and Xinyou Yin (2017) Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) leaf photosynthesis in relation to nitrogen content and temperature: implications for hemp as a bio-economically sustainable crop. GCB Bioenergy (online first)

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Paper of the Month May 2017

Xinyou Yin and Paul C. Struik (2017) Can increased leaf photosynthesis be converted into higher crop mass production? A simulation study for rice using the crop model GECROS. Journal of Experimental Botany 68 (9): 2345-2360

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Paper of the Month April 2017

Peter J. Vermeulen, Jasper van Ruijven, Niels P.R. Anten, Wopke van der Werf (2017) An evolutionary game theoretical model shows the limitations of the additive partitioning method for interpreting biodiversity experiments. Journal of Ecology 105: 345-353

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Paper of the Month March 2017

Yi Zou, Joop de Kraker, Felix J. J. A. Bianchi, Mario D. van Telgen, Haijun Xiao & Wopke van der Werf (2017) Video monitoring of brown planthopper predation in rice shows flaws of sentinel methods. Scientific Reports 7, Article number 42210

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Paper of the Month February 2017

Jorad de Vries, Jochem B. Evers, and Erik H. Poelman (2017) Dynamic plant–plant–herbivore interactions govern plant growth–defence
integration. Trends in Plant Science (online first 13 January 2017)

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Paper of the Month January 2017

Marcelo H. Labra, Paul C. Struik, Jochem B. Evers, Daniel F. Calderini (2017) Plasticity of seed weight compensates reductions in seed number of oilseed rape in response to shading at flowering. European Journal of Agronomy 84: 113-124

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Paper of the Month December 2016

K. Nurulhuda, P.C. Struik, K.J. Keesman (2017) Set-membership estimation from poor quality data sets: Modelling ammonia volatilisation in flooded rice systems. Environmental Modelling & Software 88: 138-150

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Paper of the Month November 2016

Fang Gou, Martin K. van Ittersum, Wopke van der Werf (2017) Simulating potential growth in a relay-strip intercropping system: Model description, calibration and testing. Fields Crops Research 200: 122-142

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Paper of the Month October 2016

J.C. Douma, M. Pautasso, R.C. Venette, C. Robinet, L. Hemerik, M.C.M. Mourits, J. Schans, W. van der Werf (2016) Pathway models for analysing and managing the introduction of alien plant pests - an overview and categorization. Ecological Modelling 339: 58-67

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Paper of the Month September 2016

Yang Yu, Tjeerd-Jan Stomph, David Makowski, Lizhen Zhang, Wopke van der Werf (2016) A meta-analysis of relative crop yields in cereal/legume mixtures suggests options for management. Fields Crops Research 198: 269-279

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Paper of the Month August 2016

Kouki Hikosaka, Niels P. R. Anten, Almaz Borjigidai, Chiho Kamiyama, Hidemitsu Sakai, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Shimpei Oikawa, Atsuhiro Iio, Makoto Watanabe, Takayoshi Koike, Kazuya Nishina and Akihiko Ito (2016) A meta-analysis of leaf nitrogen distribution within plant canopies. Annals of Botany 118 (2): 239-247

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Paper of the Month July 2016

Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Anne D. Bjorkman, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Luigi Guarino, Ximena Flores-Palacios, Johannes M. M. Engels, John H. Wiersema, Hannes Dempewolf, Steven Sotelo, Julian Ramírez-Villegas, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Cary Fowler, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Rieseberg, Paul C. Struik (2016) Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1832): 20160792

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Paper of the Month June 2016

Willemien Geertsema, Walter AH Rossing, Douglas A Landis, Felix JJA Bianchi, Paul CJ van Rijn, Joop HJ Schaminée, Teja Tscharntke and Wopke van der Werf (2016) Actionable knowledge for ecological intensification of agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14 (4): 209-216

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Paper of the Month May 2016

Xinyou Yin, Peter E.L. van der Putten, Steven M. Driever and Paul C. Struik (2016) Temperature response of bundle-sheath conductance in maize leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 67 (9): 2699-2714

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Papers of the Month April 2016

Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Vivian Bernau, Hannes Dempewolf, Ruth J. Eastwood, Luigi Guarino, Ruth H. Harker, Andy Jarvis, Nigel Maxted, Jonas V. Müller, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Chrystian C. Sosa, Paul C. Struik, Holly Vincent and Jane Toll (2016) Global conservation priorities for crop wild relatives. Nature Plants 2: article 16022

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Niels P.R. Anten and Peter J. Vermeulen (2016) Tragedies and Crops: Understanding Natural Selection To Improve Cropping Systems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31 (6): 429-439

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Paper of the Month March 2016

Moges Retta, Quang Tri Ho, Xinyou Yin, Pieter Verboven,Herman N.C. Berghuijs, Paul C. Struik, Bart M. Nicolaï (2016) A two-dimensional microscale model of gas exchange during photosynthesis in maize (Zea mays L.) leaves. Plant Science 246: 37-51.

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Paper of the Month February 2016

Lourens Poorter et al (André B. Junqueira) (2016) Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature 530: 211-214

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Paper of the Month January 2016

Lili Mao, Lizhen Zhang, Jochem B. Evers, Michael Henke, Wopke van der Werf, Shaodong Liu, Siping Zhang, Xinhua Zhao, Baomin Wang, Zhaohu Li (2016) Identification of plant configurations maximizing radiation capture in relay strip cotton using a functional–structural plant model. Field Crops Research 187: 1-11

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Paper of the Month December 2015

Chuang Cai, Xinyou Yin, Shuaiqi He, Wenyu Jiang, Chuanfei Si, Paul C. Struik, Weihong Luo, Gang Li, Yingtian Xie, Yan Xiong, Genxing Pan (2015) Responses of wheat and rice to factorial combinations of ambient and elevated CO2 and temperature in FACE experiments. Global Change Biology 22 (2): 856-874

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Paper of the Month November 2015

Yang Yu, Tjeerd-Jan Stomph, David Makowski, Wopke van der Werf (2015) Temporal niche differentiation increases the land equivalent ratio of annual intercrops: A meta-analysis. Field Crops Research 184: 133-144

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Paper of the Month October 2015

Chi Xu, Bin J.W. Chen, Sebastián Abades, Luís Reino, Shuqing Teng, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Zheng Y.X. Huang and Maosong Liu (2015) Macroecological factors explain large-scale spatial population patterns of ancient agriculturalists. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24 (9): 1030-1039

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Paper of the Month September 2015

Xinyou Yin and Paul C. Struik (2015) Constraints to the potential efficiency of converting solar radiation into phytoenergy in annual crops: from leaf biochemistry to canopy physiology and crop ecology. Journal of Experimental Botany (online first 29 July 2015)

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Paper of the Month August 2015

Quang Tri Ho, Herman N. C. Berghuijs, Rodrigo Watté, Pieter Verboven, Els Herremans, Xinyou Yin, Moges A. Retta, Ben Aernouts,Wouter Saeys, Lukas Helfen, Graham D. Farquhar, Paul C. Struik & Bart M. Nicolaï (2015) Three-dimensional microscale modelling of CO2 transport and light propagation in tomato leaves enlightens photosynthesis. Plant, Cell & Environment 39: 50-61

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Paper of the Month July 2015

A.J. Haverkort, P.C. Struik (2015) Yield levels of potato crops: Recent achievements and future prospects. Field Crops Research 182: 76-85

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Paper of the Month June 2015

Bin J. W. Chen, Heinjo J. During, Peter J. Vermeulen, Hans de Kroon, Hendrik Poorter and Niels P. R. Anten (2015) Corrections for rooting volume and plant size reveal negative effects of neighbour presence on root allocation in pea. Functional Ecology 29 (11): 1383-1391.

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Paper of the Month May 2015

Junqi Zhu, Wopke van der Werf, Niels P. R. Anten, Jan Vos and Jochem B. Evers (2015) The contribution of phenotypic plasticity to complementary light capture in plant mixtures. New Phytologist 207: 1213-1222

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Paper of the Month April 2015

Niteen N. Kadam, Xinyou Yin, Prem S. Bindraban, Paul C. Struik, and Krishna S.V. Jagadish (2015) Does morphological and anatomical plasticity during the vegetative stage make wheat more tolerant of water deficit stress than rice? Plant Physiology 167 (4): 1389-1401

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Paper of the Month March 2015

V. Nicodème Fassinou Hotegni, Willemien J.M. Lommen, Euloge K. Agbossou and Paul C. Struik (2015) Influence of weight and type of planting material on fruit quality and its heterogeneity in pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merrill]. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: article 798

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Paper of the Month February 2015

Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia, Jacob C. Douma, Asem A. Akhmetzhanova, Peter M. van Bodegom, William K. Cornwell, Esther J. Moens, Kathleen K. Treseder, Mark Tibbett, Ying-Ping Wang and Johannes H. C. Cornelissen (2015) Global patterns of plant root colonization intensity by mycorrhizal fungi explained by climate and soil chemistry. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24 (3): 371-382

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Paper of the Month January 2015

Peter van der Sleen, Peter Groenendijk, Mart Vlam, Niels P. R. Anten, Arnoud Boom,Frans Bongers, Thijs L. Pons, Gideon Terburg and Pieter A. Zuidema (2015) No growth stimulation of tropical trees by 150 years of CO2 fertilization but water-use efficiency increased. Nature Geoscience 8: 24-28

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Paper of the Month December 2014

P.C. Struik, T.W. Kuyper, L. Brussaard, C. Leeuwis (2014) Deconstructing and unpacking scientific controversies in intensification and sustainability: why the tensions in concepts and values? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 8: 80-88.

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Paper of the Month November 2014

Wen-Feng Cong, Ellis Hoffland, Long Li , Johan Six, Jian-Hao Sun, Xing-Guo Bao, Fu-Suo Zhang and Wopke van der Werf (2015) Intercropping enhances soil carbon and nitrogen. Global Change Biology 21 (4): 1715-1726

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Paper of the Month October 2014

Peter M. van Bodegom, Jacob C. Douma, and Lieneke M. Verheijen (2014) A fully traits-based approach to modeling global vegetation distribution. PNAS 111 (38): 13733-13738.

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Paper of the Month September 2014

Peter J. Vermeulen (2014) On selection for flowering time plasticity in response to density. New Phytologist 205 (1): 429-439.

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Paper of the Month August 2014

Robert C. O. Okello, Pieter H. B. de Visser, Ep Heuvelink, Michiel Lammers, Ruud A. de Maagd, Paul C. Struik and Leo F. M. Marcelis (2014) A multilevel analysis of fruit growth of two tomato cultivars in response to fruit temperature. Physiologia Plantarum 153 (3): 403-418

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Paper of the Month July 2014

Junfei Gu, Xinyou Yin, Chengwei Zhang, Huaqi Wang and Paul C. Struik (2014) Linking ecophysiological modelling with quantitative genetics to support marker-assisted crop design for improved yields of rice (Oryza sativa) under drought stress. Annals of Botany 114 (3): 499-511.

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Paper of the Month June 2014

Marloes P. van Loon, Feike Schieving, Max Rietkerk, Stefan C. Dekker, Frank Sterck and Niels P. R. Anten (2014) How light competition between plants affects their response to climate change. New Phytologist 203 (4): 1253-1265.

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Paper of the Month May 2014

Essegbemon Akpo, Todd A. Crane, Tjeerd Jan Stomph, Rigobert C. Tossou, Dansou K. Kossou, Pierre V. Vissoh & Paul C. Struik (2014) Social institutional dynamics of seed system reliability: the case of oil palm in Benin. International Journal of Agriculture Sustainability 12 (3): 214-232.

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Paper of the Month April 2014

Peter Johannes Vermeulen (2014) Crown depth as a result of evolutionary games: decreasing solar angle should lead to shallower, not deeper crowns. New Phytologist 202 (4): 1249-1256.

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Paper of the Month March 2014

Colin K. Khoury, Anne D. Bjorkman, Hannes Dempewolf, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Rieseberg and Paul C. Struik (2014) Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security. PNAS 111 (11): 4001-4006.

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Paper of the Month February 2014

Yusuke Onoda, Jema B. Saluñga, Kosuke Akutsu, Shin-ichiro Aiba, Tetsukazu Yahara and Niels P. R. Anten (2014) Trade-off between light interception efficiency and light use efficiency: implications for species coexistence in one-sided light competition. Journal of Ecology 12 (1): 167-175.

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Paper of the Month January 2014

Junqi Zhu, Jan Vos, Wopke van der Werf, Peter E.L. van der Putten and Jochem B. Evers (2014) Early competition shapes maize whole-plant development in mixed stands. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (2): 641-653.

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Paper of the Month December 2013

Yuki Fujita, Harry Olde Venterink, Peter M. van Bodegom, Jacob C. Douma, Gerrit W. Heil, Norbert Hölzel, Ewa Jabłońska, Wiktor Kotowski, Tomasz Okruszko, Paweł Pawlikowski, Peter C. de Ruiter & Martin J.Wassen (2014) Low investment in sexual reproduction threatens plants adapted to phosphorus limitation. Nature 505: 82-86.

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Paper of the Month November 2013

Julienne Fanwoua, Pieter H. B. de Visser, Ep Heuvelink, Xinyou Yin, Paul C. Struik and Leo F. M. Marcelis (2013) A dynamic model of tomato fruit growth integrating cell division, cell growth and endoreduplication. Functional Plant Biology 40 (11): 1098-1114.

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Paper of the Month October 2013

Heidrun Huber, Jan de Brouwer, Eric J. von Wettberg, Heinjo J. During and Niels P. R. Anten (2014) More cells, bigger cells or simply reorganization? Alternative mechanisms leading to changed internode architecture under contrasting stress regimes. New Phytologist 201 (1): 193-204.

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Paper of the Month September 2013

Junfei Gu, Xinyou Yin, Tjeerd-Jan Stomph & Paul C. Struik (2013) Can exploiting natural genetic variation in leaf photosynthesis contribute to increasing rice productivity? A simulation analysis. Plant, Cell & Environment 37 (1): 22-34.

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Paper of the month August 2013

Xinyou Yin (2013) Improvingecophysiological simulation models to predict the impact of elevatedatmospheric CO2 concentration on crop productivity. Annals of Botany 112 (3): 465-475.

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Paper of the month July 2013

Hendrik Poorter, Niels P. R. Anten and LeoF. M. Marcelis (2013) Physiological mechanisms in plant growth models: do weneed a supra-cellular systems biology approach? Plant, Cell and Environment 36 (9): 1673-1690.

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Paper of the month June 2013

Liang Xu, Heidrun Huber, Heinjo J. During, Ming Dong and Niels P. R. Anten (2013) Intraspecific variation of a desert shrub species in phenotypic plasticity in response to sand burial. New Phytologist 199 (4): 991-1000.

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Paper of the month May 2013

Colin K. Khoury, Stephanie Greene, John Wiersema, Nigel Maxted, Andy Jarvis, and Paul C. Struik (2013) An Inventory of Crop Wild Relatives of the United States. Crop Science 53 (4): 1496-1508.

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Paper of the month April 2013

P. J. Kerbiriou, T. J.Stomph, P. E. L. Van Der Putten, E. T. Lammerts Van Bueren, P. C. Struik (2013)Shoot growth, root growth and resource capture under limiting water and Nsupply for two cultivars of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Plant and Soil 371 (1-2): 281-297.

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Paper of the month March 2013

P. Saska, W. van der Werf, L. Hemerik, M.L. Luff, T.D. Hatten, A. Honĕk (2012) Temperature effects on pitfall catches of epigeal arthropods: a model and method for bias correction. Journal of Applied Ecology 50 (1): 181-189.

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Paper of the month February 2013

R. Hemmerling, J.B. Evers, K. Smolenova, G.H. Buck-Sorlin, W. Kurth (2012) Extension of the GroIMP modelling platform to allow easy specification of differential equations describing biological processes within plant models. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 92: 1-8.

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Paper of the month January 2013

K. Hikosaka, N.P.R. Anten (2012) An evolutionary game of leaf dynamics and its consequences for canopy structure. Functional Ecology 26 (5): 1024-1032.

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Paper of the month December 2012

Q.T. Ho, P. Verboven, X. Yin, P.C. Struik, B.M. Nicolaï (2012) A Microscale Model for Combined CO2 Diffusion and Photosynthesis in Leaves. PLoS ONE 7 (11): e48376.

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Paper of the month November 2012

Merel Jansen, Pieter A. Zuidema, Niels P. R. Anten and Miguel Martínez-Ramos (2012) Strong persistent growth differences govern individual performance and population dynamics in a tropical forest understorey palm. Journal of Egology 100 (5): 1224-1232.

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Paper of the month October 2012

J. Gu, X. Yin, T.J. Stomph, H. Wang and P.C. Struik (2012) Physiological basis of genetic variation in leaf photosynthesis among rice (Oryza sativa L.) introgression lines under drought and well-watered conditions. Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (14): 5137-5153.

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Paper of the month September 2012

M. de Wit, W. Kegge, J.B. Evers, M.H. Vergeer-van Eijk, P. Gankema, L.A.C.J. Voesenek, R. Pierik (2012) Plant neighbor detection through touching leaf tips precedes phytochrome signals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (36): 14705-14710.

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Paper of the month August 2012

A. Hirpa, M.P.M. Meuwissen, I.A. van der Lans, W.J.M. Lommen, A.G.J.M. Oude Lansink, A. Tsegaye, P.C. Struik (2012) Farmers’ opinion on seed potato management attributes in Ethiopia: A conjoint analysis. Agronomy Journal 104 (5): 1413-1424.

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Paper of the month July 2012

Spiertz, H. (2012) Avenues to meet food security. The role of agronomy on solving complexity in food production and resource use. European Journal of Agronomy 43: 1-8.

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Paper of the month June 2012

X. Gao, E. Hoffland, T.J. Stomph, C.A. Grant, C. Zou, F. Zhang (2012), Improving zinc bioavailability in transition from flooded to aerobic rice. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 32 (2): 465-478.

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Paper of the month May 2012

S. O'Keeffe, R.P.P. Schulte, J.P.M. Sanders, P.C. Struik (2012) II. Economic assessment for first generation green biorefinery (GBR): Scenarios for an Irish GBR blueprint. Biomass and Bioenergy 41: 1-13.

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Paper of the month April 2012

D.S. Gaydon, M.E. Probert, R.J. Buresh, H. Meinke, A. Suriadi, A. Dobermann, B. Bouman, J. Timsina (2012) Rice in cropping systems—Modelling transitions between flooded and non-flooded soil environments. European Journal of Agronomy 39: 9-24.

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Paper of the month March 2012

X. Yin, P.C. Struik (2012) Mathematical review of the energy transduction stoichiometries of C4 leaf photosynthesis under limiting light. Plant, Cell & Environment 35 (7): 1299-1312.

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Paper of the month February 2012

M. Jamil, T. Charnikhova, B. Houshyani, A. van Ast, H.J. Bouwmeester (2012) Genetic variation in strigolactone production and tillering in rice and its effect on Striga hermonthica infection. Planta 235 (3): 473-484.

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Paper of the month January 2012

S.V. Archontoulis, X. Yin, J. Vos, N.G. Danalatos, P.C. Struik (2012) Leaf photosynthesis and respiration of three bioenergy crops in relation to temperature and leaf nitrogen: how conserved are biochemical model parameters among crop species? Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (2): 895-911.

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Paper of the month December 2011

P.A.J. van Oort, B.G.H. Timmermans, H. Meinke, M.K. van Ittersum (2012) Key weather extremes affecting potato production in The Netherlands. European Journal of Agronomy 37 (1): 11–22.

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Paper of the month November 2011

J. Gu, X. Yin, P.C. Struik, T.J. Stomph & H. Wang (2012) Using chromosome introgression lines to map quantitative trait loci for photosynthesis parameters in rice (Oryza sativa L.) leaves under drought and well-watered field conditions. Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (1): 455-469.

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Paper of the month October 2011

X. Yin, Z. Sun, P.C. Struik, P.E.L. van der Putten, W. van Ieperen & J. Harbinson (2011) Using a biochemical C4 photosynthesis model and combined gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence measurements to estimate bundle-sheath conductance of maize leaves differing in age and nitrogen content. Plant, Cell & Environment 34 (12): 2183-2199.

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Paper of the month September 2011

G. Buck-Sorlin, P.H.B. de Visser, M. Henke, V. Sarlikioti, G.W.A.M. van der Heijden, L.F.M. Marcelis & J.Vos (2011) Towards a functional-structural plant model of cut-rose: simulation of light environment, light absorption, photo-synthesis and interference with the plant structure. Annals of Botany 108 (6): 1121-1134.

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Paper of the month August 2011

Wopke van der Werf, Lia Hemerik, Just M. Vlak, Mark P. Zwart (2011) Heterogeneous host susceptibility enhances prevalence of mixed-genotype micro-parasite infections. PLoS Computational Biology 7 (6): e1002097.

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Paper of the month July 2011

J.B. Evers, A.R. van der Krol, J. Vos & P.C. Struik (2011) Understanding shoot branching by modelling form and function (online first). Trends in Plant Science 16 (9): 464-467.

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Paper of the month June 2011

S.V. Archontoulis, J. Vos, X. Yin, L. Bastiaans, N.G. Danalatos & P.C. Struik (2011) Temporal dynamics of light and nitrogen vertical distributions in canopies of sunflower, kenaf and cynara. Field Crops Research 122 (3): 186-198.To request a reprint click here.


Paper of the month May 2011

T.J. Stomph, E.Y. Choi & J.C.R. Stangoulis (2011) Temporal dynamics in wheat grain zinc distribution: is sink limitation the key? Annals of Botany 107 (6): 927-937.

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Paper of the month April 2011

X. Yin, Z. Sun, P.C. Struik & J. Gu (2011) Evaluating a new method to estimate the rate of leaf respiration in the light by analysis of combined gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence measurements. Journal of Experimental Botany 62 (10): 3489-3499.           

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Paper of the month March 2011

J. Rodenburg, H. Meinke & D.E. Johnson (2011) Challenges for weed management in African rice systems in a changing climate. Journal of Agricultural Science 149 (4): 427-435.

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Paper of the month February 2011

J.J.B. Keurentjes, G.C. Angenent, M. Dicke, V.A.P. Martins Dos Santos, J. Molenaar, W.H. van der Putten, P.C. de Ruiter, P.C. Struik & B.P.H.J. Thomma (2011) Redefining plant systems biology: from cell to ecosystem. Trends in Plant Science 16 (4): 183-190.

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Paper of the month January 2011

A. Hirpa, M.P.M. Meuwissen, A. Tesfaye, W.J.M. Lommen, A. Oude Lansink, A. Tsegaye & P.C. Struik (2010) Analysis of seed potato systems in Ethiopia. American Journal of Potato Research 87 (6): 537-552.

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Paper of the month December 2010

J.H.J. Spiertz (2010) Food production, crops and sustainability: restoring confidence in science and Technology. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2 (5-6): 439-443.

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Paper of the month November 2010   

P. Skelsey, W.A.H. Rossing, G.J.T. Kessel & W. van der Werf (2010) Invasion of Phytophthora infestans at the landscape level; How do spatial scale and weather modulate the consequences of spatial heterogeneity in host resistance? Phytopathology 100 (11): 1146-1161.

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Paper of the month October 2010

M. Chalak, L. Hemerik, W. van der Werf, A. Ruijs & E.C. van Ierland (2010) On the risk of extinction of a wild plant species through spillover of a biological control agent: analysis of an ecosystem compartment model. Ecological Modelling 221 (16): 1934-1943.

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Paper of the month September 2010

S. Akrofi, I.D. Brouwer, L.L. Price & P.C. Struik (2010) Home gardens contribute significantly to dietary diversity in HIV/AIDS afflicted households in rural Ghana. Journal of Human Ecology 31 (2): 125-134.

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Paper of the month August 2010

S.V. Archontoulis, P.C. Struik, X. Yin, L. Bastiaans, J. Vos & N.G. Danalatos (2010) Inflorescence characteristics, seed composition, and allometric relationships predicting seed yields in the biomass crop Cynara cardunculus. GCB Bioenergy 2 (3): 113-129.

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Paper of the month July 2010

S.H. Van Delden, J. Vos, A.R. Ennos & T.J. Stomph (2010) Analysing lodging of the panicle bearing cereal teff (Eragrostis tef). New Phytologist 186 (3): 696-707

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Paper of the month June 2010   

T. Soliman, M.C.M. Mourits, A.G.J.M. Oude Lansink, W. van der Werf (2010) Economic Impact Assessment in Pest Risk Analysis. Crop Protection 29 (6): 517-524.

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Paper of the month May 2010     

J.B. Evers, J. Vos, X. Yin, P. Romero, P.E.L. van der Putten & P.C. Struik (2010) Simulation of wheat growth and development based on organ-leval photosynthesis and assimilate allocation. Journal of Experimental Botany 61 (8): 2203-2216.

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Paper of the month April 2010

B.A. Keating, P.S. Carberry, P. Bindraban, S. Asseng, H. Meinke & J. Dixon (2010) Eco-effecient agriculture: concepts, challenges and opportunities. Crops Science 50 (1): S109-S119.

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Paper of the month March 2010  

M.P. Zwart, W. Van der Werf, L. Georgievska, M.M. Van Oers, J.M. Vlak & J.S. Cory (2010) Mixed-  genotype infections of Trichoplusia ni larvae with Autographa californica multicapsid cleopolyhedrovirus: Speed of action and persistence of a recombinant in serial passage. Biological Control 52 (1): 77-83.

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Paper of the month February 2010    

J. Vos, J.B. Evers, G.H. Buck-Sorlin, B. Andrieu, M. Chelle & P.H.B. de Visser (2009) Functional-structual plant modelling: a new versatile tool in crop science. Journal of Experimental Botany 61 (8): 2101-2115.

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Paper of the month January 2010

Xinyou Yin & Paul C. Struik (2009) Theoretical reconsiderations when estimating the mesophyll    conductance to CO2 diffusion in leaves of C3 plants by analysis of combined gas exchange and    chlorophyll fluorescence measurements. Plant, Cell and Environment 32 (11): 1513–1524.

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Paper of the month December 2009

W. Westerhuis, P.C Struik, J.E.G. van Dam & T.J. Stomph (2009) Postponed sowing does not alter the fibre/wood ratio or fibre extractability of fibre hemp (Cannabis sativa). Annals of Applied Biology 155 (3): 333–348.

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Paper of the month November 2009

Holger Meinke, S Mark Howden, Paul C Struik, Rohan Nelson, Daniel Rodriguez and Scott C Chapman (2009) Adaptation science for agriculture and natural resource management - urgency and theoretical basis. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 1 (1): 69–76

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