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|Title||Emeritus Agricultural Meteorologist|
310 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Hi, I'm Albert Weiss. I've been on the UNL faculty since 1974, and became a professor emeritus in 2010.
I started my career at UNL at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. For newly two decades, until my retirement in 2010, I taught Crop Growth and Yield Modeling, and Agricultural Climatology. The latter was initially team-taught first with Bill Easterling, then with Steve Hu, and finally by myself on East Campus at UNL. In developing these graduate-level classes, I worked to incorporate the best available knowledge - applying results from my own research, information from recent journals, and from papers presented at professional meetings.
My perspective on simulation modeling deals with the crop as a system. While at UNL, I worked with simulation modeling to study plant development and yield related processes, mainly in winter wheat. Along with others, I also developed a model to simulate plant height in winter wheat.
With the late Eric Kerr, a former plant pathologist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, we developed a prediction scheme to determine if it was necessary to spray for a virulent pathogen of sugar beet, Cercospora leaf spot. This system has been in operation for almost 25 years in western Nebraska. This project came about as a result of a sensor that I developed to measure moisture on leaves.
Throughout my career at UNL, I've appreciated the freedom to pursue my own teaching and research interests. Even in retirement, I continue to creatively seek out new ideas to analyze and to write. I am a co-author, along with Thomas R. Sinclair, of a book entitled "Principles of Ecology in Plant Production, 2nd edition" which was published in early 2011.
In the future, I see the incorporation of genomics into crop simulation modeling, and a greater application of crop simulation modeling in explaining phenotypic plasticity, speeding the development of new cultivars, decision-making, and policy studies.
|Irmak, S., D. Mutiibwa, A. Irmak, T.J. Arkebauer, A. Weiss, D.L. Martin, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2008. On the scaling up leaf stomatal resistance to canopy resistance using photosynthetic photon flux density. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 148:1034-1044. Online|
|Hu Q., A. Weiss, S. Feng and S. Baenziger, 2006. Earlier winter wheat heading dates and warmer spring in the Great Plains of the United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 135: 284-290. Online|
|Hu, Q., A. Weiss, S. Feng, and P.S. Baenziger, 2006: Earlier winter wheat heading dates and warmer spring in the Great Plains of the United States. Agri. Forest Meteorol. 135, 284-290. Online|
|Streck, N. A., A. Weiss, and P. S. Baenziger 2003. Improving predictions of developmental stages in winter wheat: A Modified Wang and Engel model. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 115:139-150 . Online|
|Streck, N.A., Weiss, A. 2003. A generalized vernalization response function for winter wheat. Agronomy Journal. (95):155-159.|
|Streck, N.A., Weiss, A., Xue, Q., Baenziger, P.S. 2003. Incorporating a chronology response into the prediction of leaf appearance rate in winter wheat. nnals of Botany. 92(2):181-190. Online|
|Weiss, A. 2003. Introduction (Symposium on Crop Modeling and Genomics) Agronomy J. 95:1-3.|
|Weiss, A., C. J. Hays, and J. Won 2003. (119-147). Assessing winter wheat responses to climate change scenarios: A simulation study in the U.S. Great Plains. Climate Change: 58:119-147. Online|
|Moreno-Sotomayor, A., Weiss, A., Paparozzi, E.T., Arkebauer, T.J. 2002. Stability of lead anatomy and light response curves of field grown maize as a function of age and nitrogen stress. Journal of Plant Physiology. 159:819-826. Online|
|Weiss, A., Arkebauer, T.J., Walter-Shea E.A. 2001. Predicting albedo in two heliotropic crops. Agricultural Systems. 68:137-150 (Journal Series Number:12767).|
|Weiss, A., Hays, C.J., Hu, Q., Easterling, W.E. 2001. Incorporating an estimate of bias error in calculating solar irradiance: implications for yield simulations. Agronomy Journal. 93:1321-1326 (Journal Series Number:13293)|
|Wu, H., Hayes, M., Weiss, A., Hu, Q. 2001. An evaluation of the Standardized Precipitation Index, China-Z Index, and statistical Z-Score. International Journal of Climatology. 21:745-758 (Journal Series Number:13242).|
|Weiss, A., Van Crowder, L. Bernardi, M. 2000. Communicating agrometeorological information to farming communities. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 103:185-196 (Journal Series Number:12572). Online|
|Weiss, A., Van Crowder, L., Bernardi, M. 1999. Communicating agrometeorological information. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agrometeorology in the 21st Century – Needs and Perspectives, Accra, Ghana. 1-18. Online|
|Antunes, M.A.H., J.J. Brejda, X. Chen, B.C. Leavitt, E.A. Txvetsinskaya, A. Weiss and T.J. Arkebauer 1998. Team Research: A class project on scaling up from leaf to canopy synthesis. Journal of Natural Resources Life Science Education. 27:49-54.|
|Easterling, W.E., A. Weiss, C.J. Hays, and L.O. Mearns 1998. Spatial scales of climate information for simulating the effects of climate change on agroecosystem productivity: the case of the U.S. great plains. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 90:51-63 (Journal Series Number:11777)|
|Weiss A. and D.L. Lukens 1981. Electronic Circuit for Detecing Leaf Wetness and Comparison of Two Sensors. Plant Disease. 65(1):|
|Weiss A., L.E. Hipps, B.L. Blad, and J. R. Steadman 1980. Comparison of Within-Canopy Microclimate and White Mold Disease (Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum) Development in Dry Edible Beans as Influenced by Canopy Structure and Irrigation. Agricultural Meteorology. 22:11-21.|
|Blad B.L., J.R. Steadman, and A. Weiss 1978. Canopy Structure and Irrigation Influence White Mold Disease and Microclimate of Dry Edible Beans. Ecology And Epidemiology. 68:1431-1437. Online|
- BS - City College of New York (1962)
- MS - Rutgers University (1969)
- PhD - Cornell University (1975)
- Applied Climate and Spatial Science
- Developing new algorithms and improving existing algorithms for use in the simulation of winter wheat growth
- Development and yield
- Crop Simulation Modeling
- Agricultural Climatology
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