Food, Industrial Ecosystems, 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: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.
Excerpt:Two reports on the EU's legislative framework for GMOs were carried out by independent consultants on the European Commission's behalf. The first evaluates the EU's legislative framework in the field of genetically modified food and feed. The second focuses on the legislative framework in the area of GMOs cultivation.
Postdoctoral Fellow Environment and Production Technology, International Food Policy Research Institute
Excerpt:The International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C. is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for its Environment and Production Technology Divison. ...
PhD Studentship on the Role of Networks in Promoting Sustainable Industrial Systems at the University of Surrey
Excerpt:The PhD student will be part of the ERIE team which is using case studies to explore a crucial aspect of the UK economy: the way in which firms are interdependent on each other. The case studies include food supply chains, and the industrial ecosystem in the Humber region. ...