The maize team is led by Simona Bassu, Jean-Louis Durand, Jon Lizaso, and Ken Boote. Collaborating scientists representing 19 maize models intercompared their models for response to CO2, temperature, and other factors at four sentinel sites representing variation in maize productivity.
In addition to meeting in 1-day work session at the Global AgMIP Workshop in Rome, maize team members recently met February 5-7, 2013 at the Universidad de Madrid, to evaluate results, finalize figures, and draft a paper for publication. Team members that participated in this meeting are listed in the following meeting agenda (AgMIP-Maize-Workshop-Agenda-Feb 5-7, 2013).
Their work is aimed at answering questions such as: Do different maize models give similar responses to climatic factors? Does an ensemble of the models give more reliable prediction of response to climate than individual models? Does model calibration or high level of input information affect the response to factors? The AgMIP-Maize team plans to next intercompare maize models against elevated CO2 response data measured in Free Air CO2 Enhancement sites in USA and Germany.