Paul Struik is professor of crop physiology and head of the Center for Crop Systems Analysis at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His expertise includes crop systems biology, photosynthesis, resource-use efficiency, seed systems, agro-biodiversity, and the synergy between natural and social sciences.
Struik is the author and co-author of numerous publications. His most recent article, “Deconstructing and unpacking scientific controversies in intensification and sustainability: Why the tensions in concepts and values?” was published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2014). Another recent article, “Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014).
He serves on the editorial board of several international scientific journals. He has been editor-in-chief of Potato Research since the 1990s; editor of Annals of Applied Biology since 2004; and academic editor of PLoS ONE since 2014. He is a member of the Council of the European Association for Potato Research, and in 2014 received recognition for Outstanding Paper on Plant Genetic Resources from the Crop Science Society of America.
He received his master’s in agronomy and a Ph.D in agricultural sciences from Wageningen University.