The rice pilot team is led by Tao Li, assisted by Xinyou Yin, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Yan Zhu, and Bas Bouman. Collaborating scientists representing 13 rice models intercompared their models for response to CO2, temperature, rainfall, and other factors at four sentinel sites representing variation in rice productivity.
The rice team met Dec 3-5, 2012, at IRRI to discuss results and develop their publications. See the meeting agenda (AgMIP-Rice-Pilot-Workship-Program-2012) for activities and list of participants. As of February 10, the AgMIP-Rice team has a polished paper analyzing results and will be submitting for publication by end of February 2013. The AgMIP-Rice team plans to intercompare the rice models against growth and data observed in the FACE CO2 experiments in Japan and China, and then to intercompare rice models against data observed in elevated temperature studies conducted in sunlight, controlled environment chambers.