Present position Agro-ecosystem modeller, Senior Scientist
Organisation/Employer AgResearch Ltd
Work contact address Lincoln Research Centre, PB 4849

Christchurch 8140

New Zealand

Work telephone +64 3 321 8752 Mobile +64 21 221 8052
Email Val.Snow (at)
Academic qualifications
1992 PhD., (Soil physics) Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1983 B. Agr. Sci., Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Professional positions held
2004- Senior Research Scientist, AgResearch, New Zealand
2001-2004 Senior Scientist, HortResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1994-2001 Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
1992-1993 Visiting Research Fellow, Michigan State University, USA
1989-1991 Graduate Assistant, Dept of Soil Science, Massey University, New Zealand
1985-1987 Research Assistant, DSIR Plant Physiology Division, New Zealand
Professional distinctions
2015+ – Environmental Modelling & Software

2014+ – Editorial Board Member of Agricultural Systems

2014+ Invited member of the Overseer Reference Panel

2013 – Finalist in the KiwiNet Commercialisation Collaboration Award (Land Use Change and Intensification team award)

2011+- Invited member of the APSIM Initiative Reference Panel

1999 – CSIRO Chairman’s Gold Medal; 1997 – Theo Charles-Jones Tree Award; 1996 – BHP Landcare Research Award for New South Wales; 1995 – Australian Banksia Environmental Award; (these awards as a member of the Wagga Wagga Effluent Plantation Project team)