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. Deepak is a permanent resident of the United States.
Ray DK, JS Gerber, GK MacDonald, PC West. 2015. Climate variation explains a third of global crop yield variability. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms6989
Gray, J. M., S. Frolking, E. A. Kort, D. K. Ray, C. J. Kucharik, N. Ramankutty, M. A. Friedl (2014), Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity, Nature, 515, 398-401, doi:10.1038/nature13957
West, P. C., J. S. Gerber, P. M. Engstrom, N. D. Mueller, K. A. Brauman, K. M. Carlson, E. S. Cassidy, M. Johnston, G. K. MacDonald, D. K. Ray, S. Siebert (2014), Leverage points for improving global food security and the environment, Science, 345, 325-328, DOI: 10.1126/science.1246067
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., 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
A complete list of publications can be found on Deepak’s Google Scholar page.