A.J. Both
A.J. Both
Controlled environment agriculture; crop modeling; systems analysis

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Environmental Sciences (DES)

Dr. Both’s research interests focus primarily on two main cores: the design and operation of greenhouse structures, and energy systems for agricultural applications. Both these areas incorporate environmental inputs and impacts. For example, greenhouse production systems are highly impacted by outdoor temperature and radiation conditions, and energy systems impact the outdoor environment through their emissions. Thus, the measurement of environmental parameters is an important component of his research. He often works as a member of multidisciplinary teams that try to solve practical challenges that impact both the production systems as well as the environment in which they operate. He hopes that his membership in this institute will create opportunities to explore new collaborations with other members as well as with colleagues outside Rutgers.