Department of Environmental Science
Institute of Environmental & Natural Sciences
Dr. Laura Price
Research Associate in the
Department of Environmental Science at
Lancaster University and member of the
Systems and Control group of
- Phone: +44 (0) 1524 593894
- Fax: +44 (0) 1524 593985
- Address: Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
Current Research Project
Modelling and Control of Imperfectly Mixed Mass and Energy Flow Processes with Agricultural and Biological Applications.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
- Application and development of novel time series techniques within the data-based mechanistic modelling (DBM) framework in order to model a range of imperfectly mixed systems in the areas of agricultural engineering, hydrology and environmental physiology.
- Development of energy balance models for temperature and humidity in imperfectly mixed, ventilated airspaces, with the aim of controlling the microclimate around a plant or animal in a greenhouse or agricultural building.
- This three year project is based on a collaboration with Professor D. Berckmans and the Agricultural Buildings Research Group, Leuven, Belgium. The installation facilities at Leuven provide the opportunity to conduct experiments and implement different control designs.
Related projects and other research interests
Investigative work into how data-based mechanistic modelling techniques may be applied to address major issues in contemporary plant physiology.
In collaboration with the environmental physiology group at Lancaster, time series methods are applied to model leaf growth responses in tomatoes and barley during drought conditions.
Application of data-based modelling and forecasting techniques to a number of hydrological scenarios. Active dead zone (ADZ) and Active Mixing Volume (AMV) concepts for water quality modelling, sediment transport and dispersion in reservoirs. Rainfall-flow and rainfall-suspended sediment load modelling and hindcasting. Modelling reservoir sedimentary profiles. Continuous-time modelling algorithm development
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