Food Security, Modelling
Excerpt:The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in Economics or Social Science or a minimum of 5 years of research experience in Economics or Social Science after the first degree giving access to doctoral studies. Expertise is requested in conducting applied and/or econometric research using both analytical and numerical methods...
An Integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP) - A Look Back and the Way Forward
Excerpt:This report describes the rationale and performance of the integrated Modelling Platform for Agroeconomic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP), hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville.
Excerpt:The International Congress "Hidden Hunger" will take place from 6-9 March, 2013 at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. The event aims to create awareness of "Hidden Hunger" as a global problem in order to get the issue on the agenda of policy makers, academics and industry.
Excerpt:The Cardiff University offers two PhD scholarships related to research in "Food and Sustainable City Regions". The deadline for applications is 1 March, 2013.
Excerpt:The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) offers a new research position. The successful applicant will be involved in the research on climate change mitigation policies. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; first assessment of applications mid-February 2013.
Excerpt:The University of Edinburgh is seeking candidates for a full-time, open-ended position as researcher, teacher, and administration in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group of the School of Social and Political Science.
Excerpt:This thematic issue of Environmental Modelling and Software focuses on modelling systemic change in coupled socio-environmental systems, with an emphasis on how model design is (or should be) aimed at representing the processes and consequences of systemic changes, and how such changes may be governed. ...
Excerpt:The UrbanFood (Plus) Network West Africa/ Germany announces 20 PhD and Post-doc positions at the Universities of Kassel, Bochum, Göttingen and Freiburg to be filled by February 2013.
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:While considerable progress has been made in understanding land use change, land system science continues to face a number of grand challenges. The paper discusses these challenges with a focus on empirical land system studies, land system modelling and the analysis of future visions of land system change.