Obituary: Norman E. Borlaug (1914–2009)

  title={Obituary: Norman E. Borlaug (1914–2009)},
  author={Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan},
  • M. Swaminathan
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Philosophy, Art, Medicine, Economics
  • Nature
Managing Technological Vulnerability of Urban Dwellers: Analysis, Trends, and Solutions
Urban dwellers are increasingly dependent on technological systems to supply goods and services essential for their way of life. Such dependence incurs vulnerability in situations when these goods
A DELLA in Disguise: SPATULA Restrains the Growth of the Developing Arabidopsis Seedling[C][W]
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Systematic design for trait introgression projects
An innovative approach for designing Trait Introgression projects based on optimization principles from Operations Research is demonstrated, which revealed that previously identified ‘best’ strategies can be improved to be at least twice as effective without increasing time or expenses.
Agriculture 4.0 for a Sustainable Food System: A Holistic Model for the Transformation of Farms Towards a Sustainable Precision Agriculture
This chapter aims to analyse the concept and implementation strategies of Agriculture 4.0 within the framework of the study of disruptive technologies and eco-innovation, which allows facing the
Exergy-based natural resource accounting in sustainability assessment of agricultural production systems
We consume global natural resource stocks at an unsustainable rate, which endangers long-term resource availability and which causes environmental pollution. Mitigating pollution and increasing
Determinants of root system architecture for future‐ready, stress‐resilient crops
Determinants of root system architecture are reviewed, mainly based on studies on Arabidopsis, and how breeding for appropriate root architecture may help obtain plants that are better adapted or resilient to abiotic and biotic stresses, more productive, and more efficient for soil and water use are discussed.
Efficient genome-wide genotyping strategies and data integration in crop plants
This review describes and discusses the advantages, challenges and, most importantly, solutions to facilitate data processing, the handling of missing data, and cross-platform data integration of NGS-based genotyping methods.
The economics of creative research
  • I. Couée
  • Political Science, Medicine
    EMBO reports
  • 2013
This trend of applying economic measures to creative endeavour could well undermine both progress and academic freedom.