Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Global Landscapes Initiative
Institute on the Environment
University of Minnesota
325 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
Deepak develops the crop statistics database for GLI and then uses them to answer questions on global food and agriculture. To date he has investigated the status of the Green Revolution, global crop production scenarios based on current trends, and the agriculture-climate relationship. He has also published peer reviewed articles in other related earth system disciplines.
Ray, D. K. and J. A. Foley (2013), Increasing global crop harvest frequency: recent trends and future directions. Environ. Res. Lett. 8 044041 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/
Ray, D. K., N. D. Mueller, P. C. West, and J. A. Foley (2013), Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66428. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.006642821
Ray, D. K. (2013), Dry season precipitation over the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is more sensitive to deforestation than to greenhouse gas driven climate change, Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0753-0
Ray, D. K. (2013), Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 79–85 pp
Ray, D. K., N. Ramankutty, N. D. Mueller, P. C. West, and J. A. Foley (2012), Recent patterns of crop yield growth and stagnation. Nature Communications 3:1293 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2296
Mueller, N., J. S. Gerber, M. Johnston, D. K. Ray, N. Ramankutty and J. A. Foley (2012), Closing yield gaps through nutrient and water management, Nature, 490, 254-257, doi:10.1038/nature11420
A complete list of publications can be found on Deepak’s Google Scholar page.