Sinclair, Thomas R

Crop and Soil Sciences
trsincla@ncsu.edu
919-513-1620
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General Research Interests Research considers the influence of the abiotic environment on crop growth, development, and yield. Physiology studies include plant water relations, symbiotic nitrogen fixation, carbon accumulation, and developmental processes. Considerable attention has been focused on identifying genetic variation in these traits and using physiological information to expedite breeding efforts to enhance crop performance. Many of the results from this research were synthesized into a family of relatively simple crop models to simulate growth and yield. 

 
Expertise:
  Climate Change | Water | Plant Physiology | Agroecology | Crop Production
Country(s) of experience:
  Australia | Brazil | China-Peoples Rep | France | India | Iran | Italy | Morocco | New Zealand |
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  Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Sabbaticals:
  Sabbatical - New Zealand
Year: 2004; 1984 & 2004; 1994; 1991; 1989; 1987
Country: New Zealand

Projects:
  Grain legumes production for tropical Africa
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014
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  Simulation of soybean production in Brazil
01/01/2010 - 01/01/2010
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Institutional Partner: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
  Analysis of grain production in wheat
01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004
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  Evaulation of limited transpiration trait in sorghum
01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004
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Institutional Partner: University of Queensland, Australia
  Evaluation of model to assess duram wheat production
01/01/2001 - 12/31/2001
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