María Camila Rebolledo

Dr. Maria Camila Rebolledo has more than 15 years of expertise in rice physiology and its application in breeding in the context of climate change. She holds a Master of Science in Agronomy at the Paris School of Agronomy Agro-Paristech, and earn a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Science Montpellier II and Montpellier School of Agronomy SupAgro.

Currently, she serves as a Scientist in Rice Ecophysiology and Plant Modelling at AGAP, CIRAD Montpellier, France, and leads the Rice Physiology Group at Bioversity-CIAT in Colombia. Her research focuses on understanding rice production in relation to climate. Dr. Rebolledo led the Rice CRP Flagship 4 (FP4) Rice Global Array providing tools to accelerate breeding in rice in the face of climate change.

She has also developed a network of research sites in Colombia to study the impact of climate variability on rice production. Dr. Rebolledo has made significant contributions to the field through her publications and leadership in various projects, addressing challenges related to water use efficiency, soil carbon sequestration, high night temperatures and developing rice varieties tolerant to climate change. Her work has earned support from prestigious foundations such as Agropolis, Bezos and Gates, the CGIAR consulting group and the Colombian Ministers of Science and Agriculture.