Asst. Prof. Dr. Valentini Pappa is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas AM University, College Station, Texas. She is also the Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Energy at Texas A&M Energy Institute. She is an environmentalist addressing key scientific issues in agro-ecosystems and global environmental change with broad knowledge of current global challenges with broad teaching background and experience. Her priority is to make significant contributions in the environmental sector by combining existing knowledge to improve methodologies and data analysis. This will entail examining key legumes and arable crops under different farming systems including also biochar and focusing on three major issues: i) methods tomanage and sustain soil food production; ii) how to use fewer inputs to protect the environment and iii) the use of modelling approaches to predict and make case scenarios for profitable routes. That will lead to further project developments, involving development of regional production systems, novel food and non-food uses of crops, establishment of new inventory data on the environmental intensity of different arable production systems, efficient use of energy and water nexus for the maximum food production, and land use/soil management to reduce environmental pollution. Dr Pappa has also a strong passion for teaching and mentoring future agriculturalist and environmentalists. She currently teaches the Global Energy Future module.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Valentini Pappa research interest include agro-environmental science, carbon sequestration, water and energy management, climate change focusing on greenhouse gas measurements and mitigation in agricultural systems.