Sotirios Archontoulis is an associate professor of integrated cropping systems at the Department of Agronomy. His research aims to predict impacts (e.g. climate change), explain causes (e.g. for high/low yields or nitrogen loss) and design future strategies to improve crop productivity and environmental sustainability across spatial and temporal scales. His approach combines field experimentation on soil-plant-atmospheric processes to fill knowledge gaps and use of agricultural systems process-based models to explain Genotype x Environment x Management interactions and enable prediction and design at scale.
lab website: https://faculty.sites.iastate.edu/sarchont/