Dr. Andales has Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water emphasis) degrees from the University of the Philippines (BS) and Iowa State University (MS and PhD). He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, as a postdoctoral fellow working on irrigation of pecan trees at New Mexico State University, and as a Soil Scientist with USDA-Agricultural Research Service-Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colorado. His primary research activities with USDA focused on computer modeling of agricultural systems (cropland and rangeland) and related field measurements to characterize the systems. Dr. Andales has 13 years of experience in developing and using computer simulation models for field applications ranging from water balance calculations to analyses of cropping systems. Currently, he is a part of an interdisciplinary team overseeing the operation of precision weighing lysimeters for evapotranspiration measurements in the Arkansas River Basin of Colorado. Additional interests are in quantifying the effects of alternative irrigation and water management strategies on crop production and the environment. Both water quantity and water quality aspects of irrigation are being considered. Computer simulation models of soil-plant-atmosphere systems are used to extend site-specific research findings to other locations, management practices, or climate scenarios.
Other Research Interests
Crop consumptive use (evapotranspiration)
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