Gerardo Lopez (Sun'Agri, France)


Gerardo Lopez is a research scientist with twenty years of experience in crop physiology of fruit trees and complementary experience in crop modelling and development of decision support tools. His scientific carrier has been developed in four locations: IRTA (Spain), University of California, Davis (USA), University of Bologna (Italy), and INRAE (France). His major contribution to the field of horticulture was to understand the effects of environmental stresses (water stress, solar radiation and temperature) on fruit crop production and the quality of fruit. He also studied how to adapt horticultural practices under abiotic stress conditions, including irrigation, fruit thinning and net shading. He is currently working at Sun’Agri with the challenge of protecting crops from climate change using agrivoltaic systems and other solutions.