XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN & 9th International Rice and Wheat Blast Conference

Conferencias Arroz 2024

Dr. Maria Camila Rebolledo has more than 15 years of experience in rice physiology and its application in breeding in the context of climate change. She holds a degree in Agronomy from the Agro-Paristech School of Agronomy in Paris and a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Sciences Montpellier II and the SupAgro School of Agronomy in Montpellier.

Currently, she is a Scientist in Rice Ecophysiology and Plant Modeling at AGAP, CIRAD Montpellier, France, and leads the Rice Physiology Group at Bioversity-CIAT in Colombia. Her research focuses on understanding rice production in relation to climate. Dr. Rebolledo led the Rice Global Array of CRP Flagship 4 (FP4), which provides tools to accelerate rice breeding in the face of climate change.

She has also developed a network of research centers in Colombia to study the impact of climate variability on rice production. Dr. Rebolledo has made important contributions to the field through her publications and her leadership in several projects, addressing challenges related to water use efficiency, soil carbon sequestration, high night temperatures and the development of rice varieties tolerant to climate change. His work has been supported by prestigious foundations such as Agropolis, Bezos and Gates, the CGIAR consulting group and the Colombian Ministries of Science and Agriculture.