Stephan M. Haefele
Stephan M Haefele is a soil scientist and agronomist at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, UK. He has 20 years of experience in international research, working in West Africa, Southeast and South Asia, and Australia. His work is centred around systems agronomy with a focus on sustainable crop management, germplasm evaluation, soil plant interactions and abiotic stress management. He also conducted research on biochar and bioenergy in rice-based systems. The main crops he worked with were rainfed and irrigated rice, maize and wheat. In his new position at Rothamsted Research he and his research team will concentrate on:
- the use of large scale soil and plant response data for improved management of crops and the delivery of improved fertilizer technologies,
- the upscaling of applications of modern spectroscopy analysis techniques for soil and plant analysis, including plant ionomics,
- and on spatial variability of soils and adjusted precision nutrient management to increase NUE for selected cropping systems.
Stephan holds a MSc and a PhD from Hamburg University and is an honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide.