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1 PhD student in the research education subject: Biology with specialization in Ecology

1 PhD student in the research education subject: Biology with specialization in Ecology

SLU Uppsala, Sweden

 

Modelling climate-related risks and vulnerability to climate change of agricultural systems

This position will be associated with the recently started project “Ensuring food security from field to globe – Climate-related risk and vulnerability to climate change in agricultural systems”.

Food security and sustainable use of resources are central to the United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals by 2030. Improved management of agroecosystems and available resources will be necessary to meet these challenging goals. Identifying the most suitable strategy is a non-trivial task, given the randomness of precipitations and temperatures and the complex interactions between crops and growing conditions, in particular climatic extremes. This project combines stochastic hydrological and crop growth models, data synthesis, and upscaling techniques. The aims are to provide new probabilistic predictions of crop productivity and variability under current and future climates and to identify optimal adaptation strategies to reduce vulnerability of agroecosystems to climate change.

The PhD student will be based at the department of Crop Production Ecology in Uppsala. The research and teaching conducted within the department aims at improving crop productivity and sustainability, considering the interactions with the surrounding environment. The department is part of the Ecology Center, which offers a stimulating research environment, involving scientists with diverse expertise. Furthermore, the location in Uppsala facilitates collaborations with researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
SLU Uppsala, SE
Deadline: 
28/02/2017

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