Agronomy – Crop ecology – Crop modelling


Professor – SPAIN

Deputy-Director of Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM)

Technical University of Madrid (UPM)


C/ Senda del Rey 13 – Campus Sur de prácticas E.T.S. Ingenieros Agrónomos

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

28040 Madrid



  • 18 competitive projects, incl. 4 international; 5 projects with private companies.
    Currently involved in H2020 DIVERSify: Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability (May
    2017- May 2021)
  • Has managed over ca. 1.6 M € / year as Director of CEIGRAM of grants, plus 150,000 € of operating budget


Lectures are and have been given on the subjects of

  • Crop Ecology and Agronomy
  • Crop modelling
  • Technical Determinants of Agricultural Sustainability

Selected publications

  1. O’Leary G.J., Nuttall J.G., Redden R.J., Cantero-Martinez C., Mínguez M.I. 2018. Adaptation of cropping systems to drought under Climate Change:Examples from Australia and Spain. In: Yadav S.S., Redden R.J., Hatfield J.L., Ebert A.W., Hunter D. Food Security and Climate Change. Wiley-Blackwell. 568 Pages Chichester UK. Chap.8. Pag. 71-94. ISBN: 978-1-119-18064-7.
  2. Zheng D., Yang X., Mínguez M.I., Mu C., He Q., Wu X. 2018. Effect of freezing temperature and duration on winter survival and grain yield of winter wheat. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 260–261: 1–8.
  3. Castañeda-Vera, A., Saa, A., Mínguez, M.I., Garrido, A. 2018. Crop insurance demand in wheat production: focusing on yield gaps andasymmetric information. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 15:e0119, 12 pages. doi:10.5424/sjar/2017154-10716
  4. Schils, R. et al. (52 authors) 2018. Yield gaps across Europe. European Journal of Agronomy 101: 109–120. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2018.09.003
  5. Tao, F., Rötter, R. P., Palosuo, T., Díaz-Ambrona, C.G.H., Mínguez, M.I., Semenov, M., Kurt Christian Kersebaum, K.C., Nendel, K., Cammarano,D., Hoffmann, H., Ewert, F., Dambreville, A., Martre, P., Rodríguez, L., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Gaiser, T., Höhn, J.G., Salo, T., Ferrise, R., Bindi, M., Schulman, A. H. 2017. Designing future barley ideotypes using a crop model ensemble. European Journal of Agronomy, 82, Part A: 144–162.