Phenology and Agrometeorology
Convener: E. Koch  | Co-Convener: J. Eitzinger 

The aims and scope of the session are to collect papers showing the results of application of meteorological and climate information for agriculture, horticulture, and agro-environment including the fishery and use of meteorological information in forestry. Also, special attention will be focused on feedback between climate and phenology as well as agricultural production. Presentations are invited in following areas:
methods of measurements and data collection in agrometeorology, evapotranspiration and soil water availability and irrigation models as well as frost protection warning methods, agrometeorological modelling, crop models, parameterisation/modelling of meteorologically induced diseases and pests, connections to operational warning systems of pests and diseases weather scenarios and weather generators in agricultural theory and practice, agrometeorological information supporting decision making in agricultural production, methods and techniques of plant protection in extreme weather conditions and events, end-user-software developed for agrometeorological purposes, administrating meteorological and biological data sets for purposes of agro meteorology, homogenisation of long series of data of meteorological and biological nature, SVAT and LAM models as an input to micro meteorological and crop models;
use of modern techniques as application of remote sensing technique and geographical information system (GIS) in the parameterisation of crop models on improvement of measurements and mapping of land properties for
regional land cover, soil moisture or surface albedo;
impact of global change on the timing of recurring seasonal patterns, initiation of plant growth, plant development through stages, appearance and departure of migrating birds, timing of animal breeding, phenological networking, standardization of observing practices, phenological modelling, phenology and gas exchange, use of phenological information in agriculture;
climate scenarios and crop modelling; modelling climatologically induced diseases and pests; climate and climate change impact on agricultural production; application of agroclimatic indices and models to assess the impacts of climate and hazards on agriculture; past, present and future trend of agroclimatic indices and models; climate change impact on animals; agricultural production in extreme climate conditions; end-user-software developed for agroclimatological purposes.