Crop Simulation Modeler
Assistant Professor and Crop Simulation Modeler, School of Natural Resources and Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska‒Lincoln
Guillermo Baigorria’s research focuses on helping agricultural decision-makers use climate information more efficiently. He combines his multi-disciplinary background in meteorology, agronomy and soil science to develop user-friendly software tools to project crop yields based on complex climate modeling forecasts. He has developed geospatial weather generators, automatized categorical forecast systems, as well as extended geo-statistic and principal components methods for analyzing the impacts of climate variability and climate change in agriculture.
Baigorria is the principal investigator for the CropClimate initiative, an interactive tool that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in climate-, soil-, and crop modeling to link the effects of environmental conditions and management to develop more sustainable crop production systems. Data from CropClimate.org set the basis for the forthcoming International Consortium of Categorical Applications on AgroClimatology.
Prior to joining the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2012, Baigorria worked as an assistant research scientist and postdoctoral research associate at the University of Florida. Baigorria has a doctorate in soil science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He also holds a master’s degree in crop production and a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Universidad Nacional Agraria-La Molina in Peru.