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The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Sara Hernandez-Barrera for the poster/PICO entitled:
Response of wheat yield in Spain to large-scale patterns (Hernandez-Barrera, S.; Rodriguez-Puebla)
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Sara Hernández Barrera is a PhD student at the University of Salamanca, Department of Fundamental Physics, Spain. Her research focuses on effects of climate variability on crop yields in Spain and projections under warming climate. The awarded poster presents the effects of large-scale patterns on wheat yield across Spain by using novel methods as Partial Least Square (PLS) regression and Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition to identify the trend variation. The NAO, ENSO and SCAND teleconnection patterns are drivers of wheat variability. Their effects are represented by a mode of surface solar radiation that is applied to project wheat yield under climate change conditions by using CMIP5 models.