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New Agriculture Workshop Topics

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(Jungfrau, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)
 
 

1. Agronomics, Environmental Science, Ecological Agriculture and Wildlife

-- Agronomics

  • Bioeconomy
  • Agricultural and applied economics
  • Agricultural economics and policy
  • Agronomy (pathology, soil management, and weed science)
  • Stages in agriculture (Pre-Harvesting, Harvesting, Post-Harvesting)
  • Economic perspectives for agriculture and forestry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development and economic-social impacts
  • Crop production and market analysis
  • Forest mensuration, modelling and forecasting
  • Urban trees and greenspace in a changing climate
  • Plant breeding and molecular breeding 
  • The world of seaweeds
  • Sustainability in
 water, energy, urban, food, forest, land, and ecological systems
  • Cognitive assistants to farmers, agronomics engineers, laborers, and other workers in the agricultural production chains.
  • Upstream human behavior and downstream ecosystem services
  • Agricultural and biosystems management
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Vegetation management
  • Biometeorology, Biomimicry, Biometry 
  • Landscape architecture 

-- Forestry

  • Forest managment
  • Forests and climate change
  • Climate and carbon exchange
  • Water, air, and soil
  • Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics
  • Forest mensuration and biometrics in the AI era
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Forest and plant health
  • Natural resources, applied ecology, and environmental science
  • Biotechnology and molecular genetics
  • Forest biomaterials
  • Remote sensing and geospatial
  • Geospatial analytics 
  • Biodiversity studies
  • Conservation and management
  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Manage the land
  • Ecological informatics and modelling
  • Historical and retrospective studies
  • Invasive plants, pests and pathogens
  • Forest genetics 
  • Physiological ecology, population dynamics, and species interactions
  • Wildland fire

-- Ecological Agriculture and Wildlife 

  • Agroecology, sustainable and secure food systems
  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Fisheries ecology and management
  • Aquatic ecology and management
  • Landscape limnology
  • Ecological sustainability and landscape ecology
  • Human dimensions and policy
  • Ecological genetics and physiology
  • Biometry and ecological modeling
  • Spatial ecology
  • Ecological engineering
  • Ecological agriculture (natural ecosystem services, such as water filtration, pollination, oxygen production, and disease and pest control)
  • Plant ecology and diversity 
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Wildlife conservation and management
  • Marine macroalgal ecology
  • The complex interactions among species (amphibians, birds, fish, habitat management, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles)
  • Ecosystem dynamics and processes
  • Land use and management
  • Emerging threats

-- Environmental Science and Ecology

  • Environmental change and ecology
  • Bioenvironmental engineering/ecosystem modeling
  • Environmental biophysics
  • Water resources economics and policy
  • Freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and wetlands)
  • Structures and environment

  • Environmental – Soil & Water
  • Microbe-Environment Nexus
  • Agriculture and air quality
  • Agricultural air quality research
  • Agriculture and global warming
  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Biogeochemical and ecological processes in forest and agricultural systems
  • Forest engineering

  • Natural resources and environmental engineering
  • Water resources and environmental engineering
  • Biological engineering

  • Microbiological Engineering
  • Environmental microbiology 
  • Waste management and the protection of the environment
  • Agricultural waste treatment engineering
  • Animal manure management
  • Environmental permitting and remediation
  • Plant and animal environments


2. Systems Informatics and Analytics-Climate Change

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Global climate change and ecosystems
  • Climate informatics.
  • Sustainable agriculture, forestry and climate
  • Climate change and environmental ecology 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, etc.)
  • Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions sources (agricultural soil management, enteric fermentation, manure management, carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption, etc.)
  • Agricultural greenhouse gas sinks (forest management practices, CO2 flux from agricultural soils, etc. )
  • Urban controlled environment agriculture,


3. Emerging Technology in New Agriculture 

  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Bee Vectoring Technology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Indoor Vertical Farming
  • Livestock Farming Technology
  • Laser Scarecrows
  • Farm Automation
  • Machine Vision in Agriculture
  • Real Time Motion (RTK) Technology
  • Photonics Applications for Agriculture
  • Minichromosome Technology
  • Farm Management Software
  • Water Management Technology
 

4. Digital Agriculture

    • Nexus of food/energy/water Systems (FEWS)

    • Greenhouse intelligent control system
    • Intelligent agriculture
    • Expert system in agriculture 
    • Forest management
    • Electronic commerce technology for agricultural products
    • Agricultural transportation, distribution and marketing
    • Agri-tourism and other new mode
    • New media in agriculture
    • Photonics in agriculture
    • Computational agriculture
    • Blockchain technology in agriculture
    • Human factors and interface design in the context of digital agriculture systems. 
    • Software and API service platforms and middleware support for digital agriculture. 

    • Computer simulation, optimization and modeling
    • B2B marketing - bioproducts industries


    5. Precision Agriculture

      • Internet of things for agriculture
      • Food traceability - from farm to smartphone to table
      • Fruit-harvesting robots
      • Intelligent control for agriculture system
      • Biological Engineering Sensor Technologies (sensors and instruments for applications in biological, agricultural, food, and environment engineering)
      • Smart robotic sensors arms for localized precise measurements
      • Cloud control in agriculture system
      • Distributing control and control networks in agriculture
      • Agriculture modernization model and technology integration
      • Digital and Precision and agriculture
      • Data analysis and analytics systems applied to agricultural processes. 

      • Precision agriculture systems, including sensing, data collection and analysis, decision-making, and IoT. 

      • Weather and climate monitoring and prediction systems in the context of agriculture, and new applications of weather/climate data. 

      • Agricultural robotics, including drones and equipment automation. 

      • Image processing of agricultural data, including satellite and in-field data. 

      • Processing of genomic data used in applications of agriculture. 

      • Electronic cattle monitoring systems, including hardware, data collection, and analysis. 

      • Soil and water data sensing, processing, and analysis. 

      • Autonomous vehicles in agricultural scenarios. 

      • Agriculture and food logistic chains sensing, data analysis, provenance systems, and optimization. 

      • Augmented and virtual reality systems applied to agriculture.  

      • Machine vision and navigation technology

      • Detecting and sensors
      • IoT sensors in Agriculture
      • Bio-sensors, bio-instrumentation, bio-informatics and bio-nanotechnology
      • Sensors and information systems for precision agriculture, remote sensing
      • Smart sensor array system
      • Sensor application in managing in-season crop variability
      • Precision farming technologies, equipment and instruments
      • Remote sensing applications in precision agriculture
      • Crop monitoring and precision agriculture
      • High-throughput phenotyping
      • Precision horticulture
      • Precision crop protection
      • Precision conservation management
      • Precision nutrient management
      • Proximal sensing in precision agriculture
      • Remote sensing for natural ecosystems, agriculture, and hydrology
      • Remote sensing techniques for water environment
      • Geospatial-information science and remote sensing
      • Optical properties and remote sensing of inland and coastal waters
      • Standards and safety engineering

      • Risk management  
      • Flood risk management
      • Emerging issues in precision agriculture (energy, biofuels, climate change, standards)
      • Sensor-controlled Hydroponic and Aeroponic Agriculture Systems.
      • Automation and robotics in agriculture
      • Agricultural robots
      • Auto-guidance systems
      • Mechatronics and robotics
      • Robotic farm swarms
      • Water-Energy-Food Nexus


        6. Smart Farming

        • Food security and precision agriculture
        • Holistic cyber physical systems for smart farming
        • User-friendly and application-oriented visualization and decision support system
        • Interoperability of heterogeneous devices and actuators
        • Multi-support edge routers and communication protocols
        • Ontology, sensor metadata and semantic data
        • Big data systems and technologies
        • Scalable IoT cloud platforms for small to large farms
        • Massive data integration and fusion
        • Unmanned robotic vehicle, unmanned aerial vehicle, and collaborative processing of remote and proximity sensory data
        • Wireless network access medium, low power WiFi and BLE
        • Robust, energy efficient and long lifetime architecture of WSN node for outdoor application and field test
        • Robust and low cost user-friendly plug and play wireless sensor node, network architecture and implementation
        • New environment sensor technologies
        • Energy harvesting techniques for battery-less IoT node


        7. AI/ML/DL in Agriculture

        • Crop and soil monitoring
        • Insect and plant disease detection
        • Livestock health monitoring
        • Intelligent spraying
        • Automatic weeding
        • Aerial survey and imaging
        • Produce grading and sorting
        • The future of AI in Agriculture
        • Poultry diseases diagnostics models using deep learning
        • AI and machine vision for agriculture and aquaculture (robots, watering, resource management, optimization of nitrogen in the soil, species breeding, species recognition, etc..)
        • Deep learning for image-based plant disease detection
        • AI-powered food computers

         

        8. Food Science

        • Agricultural safety and health
        • Bioagricultural sciences
        • Metabolic engineering
        • Protein engineering
        • Synthetic biology
        • Green farming and organic agriculture
        • Agricultural products processing
        • Plant protein extraction
        • Transgenic technologies
        • Food safety engineering: inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies
        • Food contaminationand emerging contaminants
        • Food and process engineering

        • Food science, quality and safety
        • Food microbiology
        • Multifunctional food
        • Food & Bioprocess
        • Food nanoscale engineering
        • Nanoparticles in food
        • Emerging technologies in sterilization and pasteurization
        • Technologies in food processing: thermal (pasteurization, sterilization, and aseptic packaging) and non-thermal (ultrasounds, UV radiation, ozonation, high hydrostatic pressure) 
        • Sustainable packaging


        9. Animal Agriculture

        -- Animal Science

        • Animal vaccine
        • Gamete biology
        • Embryology
        • Theriogenology
        • Animal cloning
        • Stem cell research
        • Reproductive biology
        • Pathobiology
        • Molecular biology
        • Fungal genetics and molecular biology
        • Value-added biotransformation
        • Gene regulation, comparative genomics, sequence analysis, evolution
        • Bioinformatics and statistical genetics
        • Next generation sequencing
        • Developmental biology
        • Developmental epigenetics

        -- Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

        • Biological sciences and biomedical engineering
        • Physiology and immunology
        • Reproductive physiology
        • Infectious diseases (bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology) and public health
        • Animal disease research and diagnostics, surveillance, epidemiology and control
        • Animal disease surveillance system and disease dynamics
        • Avian medicine and pathology
        • Avian diseases and biology
        • Swine viruses
        • Animal and human health for the environment and development
        • Livestock and poultry breeding
        • Livestock farming
        • Livestock genomics
        • Sustainable farm animal breeding and reproduction technology
        • Precision dairy and livestock management
        • Sustainable pest management
        • Herd management and data
        • Management and behaviour of farm and companion animals
        • Feed processing
        • Carcass and meat science
        • Chemical toxicology
        • Crop and livestock biotechnology
        • Nutrition and metabolism
        • Nutritional immunology
        • Aquaculture science and technology
        • Systems translational aquabiology

        -- Entomology and Nematology

        • Insect behavior
        • Insect ecology and sustainable management of arthropod pests of grapes and berries
        • Integrated pest management for vegetable crops
        • Analysis of genetic variations associated with Bt resistance in insects from the field
        • Microscopic monsters: Investigating soil-dwelling fungal insect pathogens in managed grass systems
        • Uncovering the role of soil animals in urban ecosystem function
        • Sounds of soil
        • Plant nematology, animal parasitology, free-living nematology 
        • Plant-parasitic nematodes
        • Ectoparasites
        • Semi-endoparasites
        • Migratory endoparasites
        • Sedentary endoparasites
        • Foliar nematodes
        • Stem and bulb nematodes
        • Seed gall nematodes

         

        10. Plant Science

        -- Plant Biology (cellular, genetics, genomics, microbial, molecular and physiology)

        • Molecular plant stress biology
        • Integrative plant stress biology 
        • Genome-enabled plant biology
        • Microbial biology
        • Plant molecular biology
        • Plant synthetic biology 
        • Computational and systems biology
        • Plant genomics 
        • Plant genetics and epigenetics 
        • Pesticides in (organic) agriculture 
        • Contemporary crop stress research
        • Plant defense mechanism
        • Stress tolerance gene selection
        • Plant molecular farming 
        • Plant physiology for crop production and sustainable agriculture 
        • Heat stress physiology
        • Plant breeding and cultivar development
        • Plant breeding & genetics
        • Plant breeding and molecular breeding 
        • AgriGenomics and plant breeding
        • Crop genomics
        • Crop molecular breeding
        • Crop genetic engineering
        • Plant growth regulation 
        • Plant water relations  
        • Solute transport in plants  
        • Ion homeostasis  
        • Water and nutrient use efficiencies in plants  
        • Photosynthesis research  
        • Plant molecular genetics
        • Plant cell and tissue culture
        • Plant insect interaction
        • Plant resistant to insects
        • Plant hormone regulation 
        • Plant molecular farming
        • PLant propagation 
        • Nanotechnology and plant sciences 

        -- Plant Physiology

        • Plant physiology and plant biochemistry
        • Plant and Forest Physiology and Biochemistry
        • Plant physiological responses to abiotic and biotic stress 
        • Molecular plant physiology  
        • Use of exogenous protectants in improving plant physiology 
        • Crop management and physiology 
        • Plant stress physiology
        • Seed and transplant physiology
        • Fruit physiology
        • Flower physiology

        -- Plant Pathology and Microbiology

        • Agricultural science and agricultural biotechnology 
        • Plant ecology and agro- diversity
        • Plant biotechnology and tissue culture
        • Plant genetics and molecular biology of plant
        • Transgenic plants 
        • Phytochemicals
        • Mycology and phycology
        • Plant pathology and plant-microbe biology 
        • Plant morphology and plant metabolism 
        • Plant tissue culture and plant biotechnology 
        • Molecular markers in plants: concepts and applications 
        • Plant pathology and plant microbe biology
        • Plant growth and development 
        • Microbial genomics
        • Functional genomics
        • Pathogens
        • Molecular and cellular plant-microbe interactions
        • Plant molecular biology & virology 
        • Biology and epidemiology of foliar pathogens
        • Plant cross-protection (using genetic, molecular, cellular, biochemical, genomic, and proteomic approaches)
        • Plant disease management
        • Image-based detection of plant diseases: from classical machine learning to deep learning
        • Plant resistance to insects
        • Plant-insect interaction
        • Next generation plant image processing algorithms
        • Gene-deletor technology
        • Viticulture and enology

        -- Horticulture Science

        • Horticulture (sustainable landscapes, fruits, and vegetables) 
        • Landscapes, gardens, and urban horticulture
        • Ornamental horticulture
        • Horticultural crop production and management (Floriculture/Greenhouses, Fruits, Vegetables, Specialty Crops, Nursery, Controlled Environments Production, Weed Science, Substrates) 
        • Plant breeding, genetics and genomics
        • Plant and postharvest physiology
        • Vegetable physiology, production, and quality
        • Pollination
        • Community food systems and ggroecology 
        • Genetics of flower bulbs
        • Flower crop cultivation and management
        • Horticultural crop breeding 
        • Horticulture and landscaping
        • Gardening and disease
        • Weed science
        • Weed biology
        • Weed ecology & management
        • Weed management from the ground up
        • Medicinal and aromatic plant sciences
        • Plant medicine
        • Herbal medicine research
        • Micro/Nanofabrication of Chinese medicine

        -- Fungal Biology 

        • Fungal biotechnology
        • Economic importance of fungi
        • Mycology and mushroom science
        • Fungal genomics and evolution
        • Fungal pathogenesis
        • Fungal physiology and metabolism
        • Fungal secondary metabolites and mycotoxins
        • Fungi-animal interactions
        • Fungi-plant interactions
        • Marine and freshwater fungi

        -- Seaweed Farming

        • Growth and development control 
        • Life-cycle, genetics and breeding 
        • Diseases 
        • Biorefinery and fine chemical production 
        • Ecological and environmental aspects of field cultures
        • Social and economic dimensions of seaweed farming
        • Nutritional value and consumption regulations

         

        11. Seed Biology and Seed Physiology

        • Seed science
        • Seed physiology
        • Seed and nursery
        • The evolution of seeds
        • Double fertilization
        • Cell cycle regulation during seed development
        • Regulation of gene expression during seed development: transcriptomics
        • Regulation of gene expression during seed development: proteomics
        • Hormonal regulation of seed development

         

        12. The Energy and Agriculture Nexus 

        • Agrivoltaics
        • Utilization of clean and renewable energy resources (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, etc.)
        • Bioenergy and bioproducts from renewable sources
        • Renewable biocomposite materials
        • Biofuels
        • Biomass and renewable energy
        • Biodigesters for waste treatment
        • Algal physiology 
        • Algal molecular biology
        • Algae production
        • Bio-butanol production
        • BioSeparations
        • Nanocellulose
        • Cellulose synthesis
        • Anaerobic digestion
        • Biopolyols and polyurethane
        • Integrated farming and bioenergy
        • Renewable energy and sustainable agriculture
        • Fermentation/Bioprocessing: bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products
        • Smart grid and smart grid security
        • Artificial intelligence in power systems
        • Power system stability, control, and optimization
        • Building energy
        • Building integrated photovoltaic systems
        • Next-gener
        • ciency measures for buildings
        • Power and machinery

         

        13. Marine Science, Fish Biology and Wildlife, Fisheries Science and Management

        -- Marine Science
        • Aquatic microbiology
        • Aquatic physiology
        • Coastal ocean processes
        • Coral reef research
        • Deep-sea environments and ecology
        • Discoveries
        • Global change and the future ocean
        • Marine affairs and policy
        • Marine biogeochemistry
        • Marine biology
        • Marine biotechnology and bioproducts
        • Marine conservation and sustainability
        • Marine ecosystem ecology
        • Marine evolutionary biology, biogeography and species diversity
        • Marine fisheries, aquaculture and living resources
        • Marine megafauna
        • Marine molecular biology and ecology
        • Marine pollution
        • Microbial Symbioses
        • Ocean observation
        • Ocean solutions
        • Physical oceanography 

        -- Fish Biology and Wildlife, Fisheries Science and Management

        • Fish biology and research
        • Shrimp immune system
        • Host/pathogen interaction in shrimp and fish
        • CryobFish
        • Physiology and ecologyiology
        • Fishing technology 
        • Fishery oceanography and GIS
        • Genetics and breeding
        • Fisheries resource conservation and management 
        • Fish population analysis
        • The future of fishes and fisheries in the changing oceans


        14. Soil Science

        • Soil regeneration
        • Soil and water resources conservation
        • Soil-water environment and ecosystem
        • Application of environmental biotechnology in soil and groundwater bioremediation 
        • Soil science and Plant Nutrition
        • Crop and soil sciences
        • Soil fertility 
        • Soil carbon research
        • Soil management
        • Soil compaction: causes, effects and control
        • Soil physics
        • Soilborne pathogens
        • Soil microbiology 
        • Green building
        • Hydroponics
        • Horticultural engineering
        • Controlled environment agriculture engineering
        • Rooftop greening
        • Vertical farming (Urban farming)
        • Urban agriculture

         

        15. Water in Agriculture, Water Resources and Management, and Water Security

        -- Hydrology and Remote Sensing

        -- Hydrology

        • Hydrology and hydroclimatology
        • Hydro-hazard simulations
        • Climate change hydrology
        • Groundwater hydrology
        • Stochastic hydrology
        • Hydrology meteorology
        • Heuristic algorithms and water resources management
        • Land hydrological processes
        • Hydrogeochemical models
        • Water conservation and conjunctive management of water resources
        • Nonpoint source pollution control
        • Assessment of water availability including climate variability and impacts 
        • Water quality in the distribution system
        • Interaction of atmospheric, surface waters and groundwater
        • Well hydraulics and groundwater management
        • Water hazard mitigation and associate managements
        • River flow and reservoir management
        • Sustainable watershed management

        -- Hydroinformatics

        • Analytical Hierarchy Process
        • Decision Analysis
        • Ecological Economics
        • Waste Management
        • Energy Policy
        • Environmental Impact Assessment
        • Environmental Management
        • Decision-Support System

        -- Smart Irrigation

        • Precision agriculture and precision irrigation
        • Precision irrigation methods and their management
        • Sensor-based irrigation scheduling and application
        • Crop water stress detection

        -- Wastewater and Recycle

        • Wastewater and recycle
        • Biological treatment processes and wastewater reclamation for TFT-LCD wastewaters
        • Biological wastewater treatment
        • Biological treatment proceses in drinking water system
        • Agricultural wastewater treatment
        • Microbial communities and their performance in biological nutrient removal system
        • Biocatalysis for water treatment and reuse
        • Food processing wastewater treatment
        • Fate and transport of chemicals in hydrologic systems
        • Fate and control of pollutants in soils and water
        • Fate of emerging contaminants in biological wastewater treatment systems
        • The application of membrane processes for water treatment
        • Water treatment technology for high-tech industry 

        -- Land and Water Resources Engineering

        • Water resources engineering
        • Water resources Database and GIS
        • Application of GIS data In ground water data determination
        • Water resources and natural hazard protection
        • Soil and water engineering
        • ronmental soil sciences (biogeochemistry, hydrology, and plant-soil interactions)
        • Water resources management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality)

        • Sustainable soil and water resources  
        • Intelligent irrigation
          • Canal irrigation
          • Drip irrigation
          • Design of application for curing and irrigation
          • Water quality management of rooftop rainwater harvesting system
           


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