Dr. Rogerio Cichota

Senior Scientist

E: Rogerio.Cichota@agresearch.co.nz


1998 – BSc Agricultural Engineering – Pelotas Federal University, Brazil;
2003 – MSc Physics of the Agricultural Environment – ESALQ – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil;
2007 – PhD Soil Science – Massey University, New Zealand;

Research interests & activities

Investigation of mass and energy transfer in the soil-plant system;
Modelling the transfer processes in agricultural system;
Analysis and characterization of soil properties variability;
Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of modelled systems;
Environmental impact of farming activities;
Development of tools for policy making and farm management;


Holzworth, D.P.; Huth, N.I.; et al. 2014. APSIM – Evolution towards a new generation of agricultural systems simulation. Environmental Modelling and Software

Vogeler, I.; Giltrap, D.; & Cichota, R. 2013. Comparison of APSIM and DNDC simulations of nitrogen transformations and N2O emissions. Science of the Total Environment, 465:147-155.

Vogeler, I.; Cichota, R.; & Snow, V. 2013. Identification and testing of early indicators for N leaching from urine patches. Journal of Environmental Management, 130:55-63.

Cichota, R.; Snow, V.O.; & Vogeler, I. 2013. Modelling nitrogen leaching from overlapping urine patches. Environmental Modelling and Software, 41:15-26.

Vogeler, I.; Cichota, R.; Snow, V.O.; Dutton, T.; & Daly, B. 2011. Pedotransfer functions for estimating ammonium adsorption in soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 75(1):324-331.