Dr. Budong Qian

Research Scientist

Climate change impacts and adaptation

Current research and/or projects

Sustainable crop production in Canada under climate change

 

Research and/or project statements

The project addresses many research gaps in sustainable crop production in Canada facing a changing climate.

Professional activities / interests

  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Applied climatology in agriculture
  • Stochastic weather generation for agricultural modelling
  • Climate downscaling and scenarios for agricultural applications
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation in the agricultural sector
  • Crop modelling for climate change impacts on crop growth and production
  • Statistical analysis 

Education and awards

Ph.D. Physics, University of Lisbon, 2000

M.Sc. Climatology, Hohai University, 1990

B.Sc. Climatology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 1982

Key publications

  1. Budong Qian, Ward Smith, Yong Min Kim, Qi Jing, Brian Grant, Guillaume Jego, Scott Duguid, Ken Hester, Alison Nelson (2022) What will projected near-term climate mean for soybeans in Canada? Invited Keynote Speaker, Northern Soybean Summit, (Virtual) Toronto, Ontario, Canada. January 25, 2022..

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  2. Jiang, R., He, W., He, L., Yang, J.Y., Qian, B., Zhou, W., He, P. (2021). Modelling adaptation strategies to reduce adverse impacts of climate change on maize cropping system in Northeast China. Scientific Reports, [online] 11(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79988-3

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  3. Ward Smith, Brian Grant, Ray Desjardins, Andrew VanderZaag, Craig Drury, Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Elizabeth Pattey, Budong Qian, Mervin St. Luce, Brian McConkey, Wentian He, Rong Jiang. 2021. Canada DNDC, a full farm agroecosystem model for identifying sustainable and resilient agricultural management. Workshop on Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation Modeling in Agriculture. AAFC, Agricultural Climate Solutions. Nov. 3-4, 2021.

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  4. Qian, B. (2021). Dealing with uncertainty in modelling climate change impacts. Oral presentation (Invited). Workshop on Soil C and Emissions Mitigation Modeling in Agriculture. Virtual, November 3-4, 2021, The Canadian Agroecosystem Living Laboratories.

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  5. Jing, Q., McConkey, B., Qian, B., Smith, W., Grant, B., Shang, J., Liu, J., Bindraban, P., Luce, M.S. (2021). Assessing water management effects on spring wheat yield in the Canadian Prairies using DSSAT wheat models. Agricultural Water Management, [online] 244 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106591

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  6. Zhang, Y., Qian, B., Hong, G. (2020). A long-term, 1-km resolution daily meteorological dataset for modeling and mapping permafrost in canada. Atmosphere, [online] 11(12), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atmos11121363

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  7. Smith, W., Grant, B., Qi, Z., He, W., Qian, B., Jing, Q., VanderZaag, A., Drury, C.F., St. Luce, M., Wagner-Riddle, C. (2020). Towards an improved methodology for modelling climate change impacts on cropping systems in cool climates. Science of the Total Environment, [online] 728 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138845

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  8. Qian, B., Jing, Q., Smith, W., Grant, B., Cannon, A.J., Zhang, X. (2020). Quantifying the uncertainty introduced by internal climate variability in projections of Canadian crop production. Environmental Research Letters, [online] 15(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab88fc

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  9. Smith, W., B. Grant, Z. Qi, W. He, B. Qian, Q. Jing, A. VanderZaag, C.F. Drury, M. St Luce, and Claudia Wagner-Riddlee. Towards an improved methodology for modelling climate change impacts on cropping systems. The 54th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), Virtual session, May 27, 2020.

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  10. Shang, J., Liu, J., Poncos, V., Geng, X., Qian, B., Chen, Q., Dong, T., Macdonald, D., Martin, T., Kovacs, J., Walters, D. (2020). Detection of crop seeding and harvest through analysis of time-series Sentinel-1 interferometric SAR data. Remote Sensing, [online] 12(10), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12101551

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  11. Di Ma, Qi Jing, Yue-Ping Xu, Alex J Cannon, Taifeng Dong, Mikhail A Semenov, Budong Qian (2020) The potential of using ensemble-mean climate scenarios for crop yield projection. Abstract, The 54th CMOS Congress, May 24-28, 2020, Ottawa.

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  12. Montse Salmeron Cortasa, Kritika Kothari, Rafael Battisti, Kenneth J. Boote, Sotirios Archontoulis, Adriana Confalone, Julie Constantin, Santiago Cuadra, Philippe Debaeke, Babacar Faye, Brian Grant, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Qi Jing, Michael van der Laan, Fernando Macena, Fabio Marin, Alireza Nehbandani, Claas Nendel, Larry C. Purcell, Budong Qian, Alex Ruane, Evandro da Silva, Ward Smith, Afshin Soltani, Amit Srivastava, Nilson Vieira. 2019. Soybean multi‐model sensitivity analysis for prediction of seed nitrogen, biological N fixation, and N cycling. ICROPM 2020, Montpellier, France, Feb 3-5, 2020

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  13. Budong Qian, Qi Jing, Ward Smith, Brian Grant, Alex Cannon, Xuebin Zhang (2020) Quantifying the uncertainty introduced by internal climate variability in the projected Canadian crop yield changes. Oral presentation, iCROPM2020, February 2-5, 2020, Montpellier, France.

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  14. Kritika Kothari, Montserrat Salmeron, Rafael Battisti, Kenneth Boote, Sotirios Archontoulis, Adriana Confalone, Julie Constantin, Santiago Cuadra, Philippe Debaeke, Babacar Faye, Brian Grant, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Qi Jing, Michael van der Laan, Fernando Macena, Fabio Marin, Alireza Nehbandani, Claas Nendel, Larry Purcell, Budong Qian, Alex Ruane, Evandro da Silva, Ward Smith, Afshin Soltani, Amit Srivastava, Nilson Vieira Jr. Poster: First Soybean Multi-model Sensitivity Analysis to CO2, Temperature, Water, and Nitrogen (CTWN). ICROPM 2020, Montpellier, France, Feb 3-5, 2020.

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  15. Budong Qian, Qi Jing, Ward Smith, Brian Grant, Alex Cannon, Xuebin Zhang (2020) Uncertainty introduced by internal climate variability in the projected climate change impacts on Canadian crop yields. Oral Presentation, American Meteorological Society Annual Meetings 20202, January 10 -16, 2020, Boston, USA.

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  16. Liu, J., Huffman, T., Qian, B., Shang, J., Li, Q., Dong, T., Davidson, A., Jing, Q. (2020). Crop Yield Estimation in the Canadian Prairies Using Terra/MODIS-Derived Crop Metrics. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, [online] 13 2685-2697. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2020.2984158

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  17. Dong, T., Shang, J., Liu, J., Qian, B., Jing, Q., Ma, B., Huffman, T., Geng, X., Sow, A., Shi, Y., Canisius, F., Jiao, X., Kovacs, J.M., Walters, D., Cable, J., Wilson, J. (2019). Using RapidEye imagery to identify within-field variability of crop growth and yield in Ontario, Canada. Precision Agriculture, [online] 20(6), 1231-1250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11119-019-09646-w

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  18. He, W., Grant, B.B., Smith, W.N., VanderZaag, A.C., Piquette, S., Qian, B., Jing, Q., Rennie, T.J., Bélanger, G., Jégo, G., Deen, B. (2019). Assessing alfalfa production under historical and future climate in eastern Canada: DNDC model development and application. Environmental Modelling and Software, [online] 122 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104540

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  19. Kritika Kothari, Montse Salmeron Cortasa, Rafael Battisti, Kenneth J. Boote, Sotirios Archontoulis, Adriana Confalone, Julie Constantin, Santiago Cuadra, Philippe Debaeke, Babacar Faye, Brian Grant, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Qi Jing, Michael van der Laan, Fernando Macena, Fabio Marin, Alireza Nehbandani, Claas Nendel, Larry C. Purcell, Budong Qian, Alex Ruane, Evandro da Silva, Ward Smith, Afshin Soltani, Amit Srivastava, Nilson Vieira. 2019. AgMIP Soybean Phase 1: Multi-Model Sensitivity Analysis to CO2, Temperature, Water, and Nitrogen. ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, Nov 10-13, 2019.

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  20. Dong, T., Shang, J., Chen, J.M., Liu, J., Qian, B., Ma, B., Morrison, M.J., Zhang, C., Liu, Y., Shi, Y., Pan, H., Zhou, G. (2019). Assessment of portable chlorophyll meters for measuring crop leaf chlorophyll concentration. Remote Sensing, [online] 11(22), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11222706

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Quality (2015 – 2020)
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union 

Language

English