Castañeda – Vera, Alba

Mobile phone:(+34) 646403025
Skype: alba.castaneda.vera


Present profesional position
phD scholarship – Technical University of Madrid

Position/Status in the CEIGRAM
Junior researcher

Research areas

  • Crop modelling focused at researching agricultural risks and the parameterizing of crop insurance parameters
  • Integration of crop models and econometric models to study crop insurance demand
  • Solution design to specific problems in the primary sector implementing Big Data

MSc Plant Science, Crop Science WageningenUniversiteit (the Netherlands) -2010
Agricultural engineer Technical University of Madrid– 2010

Publications (research papers, books, conferences)
Castañeda-Vera, A., Leffelar, P., Álvaro-Fuentes, J., Cantero-Martínez, C. and Mínguez, M.I. Comparison of four winter wheat simulation models: modelling approaches and outputs. European Journal of Agronomy (under review).

Castañeda-Vera, A., Barrios, L., Garrido, A., &Mínguez, I. (2014).Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in Western Spain. European Journal of Agronomy, 59, 39–48. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.005

Hoffmann, M. P., Castaneda Vera, A., van Wijk, M. T., Giller, K. E., Oberthür, T., Donough, C., & Whitbread, A. M. (2014). Simulating potential growth and yield of oil palm (Elaeisguineensis) with PALMSIM: Model description, evaluation and application.Agricultural Systems, 131, 1–10.doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2014.07.00616/j.eja.2014.05.005.

Participation in research projects
MULCLIVAR – MULtiscaleCLImateVARiability. Agricultural and economic impacts,financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) CGL2012-38923-C02-02


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