James Jones
James Jones
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
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Dr. Jones received a PhD degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is an international leader in mathematical modeling of cropping systems and use of those models at farm, national, and international scales. He recently served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation where he co-led the multi-directorate funding initiative “Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems” and helped lead the development of a new cross-directorate funding opportunity, “Signals in the Soil”.  He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is helping to lead new initiatives to increase circularity of food and agricultural systems to achieve production, environmental sustainability, and resource conservation goals. He has published over 500 journal articles and taught short courses on agricultural system modeling in countries worldwide. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow member of the AAAS, the ASABE, the ASA, and the SSSA professional societies.

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