Lars Pødenphant Kiær

Lars Pødenphant Kiær

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    In my research, I focus on applying plant ecology to develop smarter and more sustainable cropping systems.

    Primary fields of research

    • Sustainable crop production through diversification
    • Optimizing plant-plant interactions for sustainable agroecosystems, including variety mixtures and intercrops
    • Phenotyping of crop plant traits in field and mesocosm
    • Modelling functional trait diversity of plant communities
    • Improving spatial and temporal resource use by cultivated plants above and below ground
    • Yield stability across field sites and years
    • Crop traits for enhanced weed competition
    • Plant trait plasticity and the effect on trait diversity and plant-plant interactions
    • Managing agrobiodiversity for enhanced pest control
    • Innovative cropping systems inspired by nature
    • Population genetics and molecular phylogenetics
    • Plant reproductive biology and hybridization
    • Root growth and chemical interactions in the rhizosphere, including allelopathy and kin recognition via volatile organic compounds
    • Statistical analysis of field trials, including linear mixed models and meta-analysis
    • Meta-analysis in ecology and agriculture
    • Development of image analysis techniques for non-invasive measurement of plant traits, plant-plant and plant-insect interactions

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