Anabelle Laurent

PhD Candidate in Crop Production

Iowa State University


I am a PhD candidate in the department of Agronomy at Iowa State University and at INRA France (cotutelle doctoral program). My advisors are Fernando Miguez and David Makowski. My research is about the analysis and the visualization of data from on-farm research networks.


  • Crop modeling
  • On-farm research
  • Data visualization
  • Experimental design


  • PhD Candidate in Crop Production, 2017 to current

    Iowa State University & INRA France

  • Master's Degree in sustainable agriculture, 2012

    Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture (Angers, France)



PhD student

Iowa State University & INRA

Jan 2017 – Present Iowa
Responsibilities include:

  • Crop modeling
  • Frequentist & Bayesian analysis
  • Data visualization

Research engineer

INRA UMR Agronomie

Jan 2013 – Dec 2016 France
Responsibilities include:

  • Meta analysis
  • Site-specific yield prediction
  • Monitored a network of agricultural trials
  • Cropping system design and ex-ante assessment

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Create a personal website with Blogdown like what we did

A personal website is an incomparable platform for building your online profile and showcasing your amazing work (research or other interesting stuff). Blogdown is a popular R package developed for producing a static website from R Markdown documents. Even if you are currently using GitHub pages for your personal website, you might be interested in this talk after reading this post by Yihui. In this talk, we’ll introduce some tips and tricks for building a personal website with Blogdown based on our own experience. This talk is expected to be a hands-on workshop (something fun and meaningful to do during quarantine). Participants would have a chance to build their own “baby” website and deploy the website online with Netlify!
It would be helpful if you register a Netlify account and master some basics about GitHub and Markdown in advance. You can be even more prepared and start to work on your own website now by following this tutorial written by Annie. That’s how Anabelle created her own website!


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Interactive Web-based Data Visualization and Analysis Tool for Synthetizing on-farm Research Networks Data

The on-farm research network concept enables a group of farmers to test new agricultural management practices under local conditions …

Going beyond mean effect size: Presenting prediction intervals for on-farm network trial analyses

The aim of on-farm research is to identify and test a new technology, product or management practice (e.g. more efficient seeding rate, …

A Framework for Visualization and Analysis of Agronomic Field Trials from On-Farm Research Networks

We have developed and tested a Bayesian hierarchical model that can be used to assess the general agro- nomic performance of different …


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