Food, housing, GMOs
Post-Graduate Course: The Art of Crop Modelling, Quantifying Crop Growth in Face of Global Food Security and Climate Effects
Excerpt:This course teaches the principles of crop growth modelling for early career researchers. Crop models allow to simulate the growth and development of annual and perennials crops, often in interaction with the environment (i.e. soil, nitrogen, water, air). Many different models are available, a recent inventory lead to a total of 250.
Excerpt:The South African Young Scientists Summer Programme (SA-YSSP) is currently accepting applications for doctoral students from IIASA's member countries to spend three months at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Applications are due on 1 October, 2012.
Excerpt:The Natural Resources Group is looking for a highly motivated senior researcher to join the Natural Resources Management Group of the the IIED to develop and manage a research programme on local control and resilience in food and agriculture systems.
Excerpt:The 3rd 'Policy meets Research' workshop on 'Sustainable Housing' is taking place from 7-8 June, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop is open to researchers and policy-makers around Europe and is free of charge. Registration deadline is 31 May 2012. ...
CfP: Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation: Developing Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Places
Excerpt:The Regional Studies Association is organising its European Conference 2012 on Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation: Developing Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Places. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 February, 2012.
Excerpt:Applications are now welcomed for the President's Research Scholarship of the Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning for 2012. The Title of this year's scholarship project is "Food Flows in British Cities".
Excerpt:Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). Application for 2012 is open until 16 January, 2012.
Excerpt:The International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture organizes from 1-3 December, 2011 an international seminar on sustainable land use and the food chain. ...
Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Sustainable Food Consumption: Current Trends, Policy Approaches, and Future Scenarios"
Excerpt:A call for papers has been issued for a special issue of "Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy" on "Sustainable Food Consumption: Current Trends, Policy Approaches, and Future Scenarios". Abstracts may be submitted until 1 December, 2011.