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Nebraska Lecture featuring Harkamal Walia

Student Research Days

Date: Time: 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Contact: Lisa Maupin, lmaupin2@unl.edu
The Spring 2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Nebraska Lecture features Dr. Harkamal Walia, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture. Dr. Walia will be presenting the lecture titled “Changing Climate, Warmer Nights and Crop Yields.”

Nineteen of the warmest years have occurred since 2000. 2020 tied with 2016 for the warmest year on record. Rising global temperatures combined with erratic precipitation are posing an unprecedented challenge for human health and nutrition through extreme heat and precipitation events. One of the major challenges posed by high temperatures is declining crop productivity and quality. Crop yields are particularly sensitive to increasing nighttime temperatures. This lecture will present a perspective on how genetic improvements and technological advances can help address this challenge for agriculture and global food security.

The lecture will be presented in a virtual format with a live Q&A and can be accessed via the following:

https://research.unl.edu/nebraskalectures/

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