Update 2 - Workshop on Applied Math, Genetic Discovery for Climate Change

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Applied mathematics and the modelling approaches for adaptation of crops to changing climate conditions [Moderator: Abdallah Bari]

Patterns of genetic variability and their implications for the prediction to explore genetic resources for adaption and mitigation to changes in the climate – 
 
In this presentation the “axiom” is that presence of patterns captured in mathematical teems implies the possibility of prediction. This helped in tracing the sources of useful variation for agronomically important traits such as drought, salinity and heat tolerance
 
On normalizing transformations of the coefficient of variation for a normal population with an application to evaluation of uniformity of plant varieties – Yogendra p. Chaubey
 
Data preparation is a perquisite in the mathematical modelling such as transformation of data for normality of which symmetry is the aim of this presentation. A series of mathematical transformation were presented.
 
 
Identifying climate patters during the crop growing cycle from 30 years of CIMMYT elite spring wheat international yield trials – Zakaria Kehel, Jose Crossa, and Mathew Reynolds
 
Climate change is affecting crop phenology and growing cycle that would require also the study of climate induced changes to these important crop attributes.  
 
 
Adaptation of the potato crop to climate change - Roland Schafleitner, Julian Ramirez, Andy Jarvis, Daniele Evers, Raymundo Gutierrez, and Mariah Scurrah
 
Climate induced changes will also affect the crop growing areas. The potato growing areas will be shifting to areas where it has never been grown before. This will also have implications for crop improvement where heat and cold trait would be requires in the new germplasm for potato in the face of climate change.