Ecophysiological principles of intercropping
Plant biodiversity has important effects on the functioning of agro-ecosystems. These effects have been attributed to the partitioning and facilitation of resources among different plant or crop species. In our research we seek to resolve the ecophysiological and biogeochemical principles of resource partitioning and facilitation among plants in biodiverse agro-ecosystems.
In particular we investigate the partitioning and facilitation of nitrogen and water in intercropping systems designed for the sustainable use of marginal tropical agro-ecosystems.
Current projects: ISCB India