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July 26, 2021   •   News

Full Professor and Chair of the Animal Production Systems Group

Wageningen University & Research is recruiting a full professor to lead the chair group of Animal Production Systems (APS).

As head of the APS group, you will lead a vibrant team of researchers and lecturers. You will support our group’s research ambitions by further strengthening its position in national and international networks, by consolidating established research lines as well as developing new lines of research. You will actively contribute to the excellent reputation and position of WUR in higher education through your active role in our current education programme and in the ongoing development of courses at bachelor, master and PhD level.

You will provide an encouraging working and learning environment for academics at different career stages. Strengthening the acquisition of external funding for research and recruiting the best new people at all levels are key elements of the chair holder’s responsibility. In addition to that, it is key to further improve the group’s successes in generating scientific and societal impact, and lead the group in the further development of an internationally competitive research profile in which you embed your own lines of research that are complementary to APS’ current research topics.
You are a scientist with broad interest and expertise that will strengthen and extend the future education and research of APS. Furthermore, you have demonstrated the capacity needed to become an internationally recognized leader in this field and to build multi-stakeholder networks in systems research and agri-food sustainability.

The closing date of the vacancy is August 8, 2021. 

To read the full application and to submit your application download the job description below and visit the WUR vacancy website.

July 19, 2021   •   News

GRA researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the MAC-B session organised by GRA Partners AgMIP at the AGU Fall Meeting (13-17 December 2021, New Orleans, LA, US and online).

Session Title: GC026. Co-Benefits and Tradeoffs from Combined Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture 

Section: Global Environmental Change 

Session ID: 120744  

Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/prelim.cgi/Session/120744

Deadline: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 at 23:59 EDT

Description: Research at the nexus of climate mitigation and climate adaptation in agriculture remains challenging owing to both data and modeling limitations, as well as the multi-scale analyses and stakeholder engagement required. Nevertheless, as climate change intensifies, there is an urgent need to close these research gaps and rigorously assess how simultaneously implementing agricultural adaptation and mitigation interventions could provide valuable co-benefits and/or create trade-offs for food security, environmental conservation, and other important societal challenges. This session invites research papers on agricultural mitigation and adaptation co-benefits and trade-offs, particularly those that introduce data and model tools and approaches needed for evaluation; feature regional projects and perspectives; and provide empirical bases to assess multiple dimensions of societal impacts (e.g., food security, labor and gender, biodiversity, etc.). We encourage submissions representing a variety of disciplines, and in particular cross-disciplinary perspectives on these issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions ([email protected]).

Cheers,

Sonali McDermid, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Roberto Valdivia, and Erik Mencos

July 19, 2021   •   News

The June 2021 Croplands Research Group Newsletter is now available! In this edition you can find a link to the recent webinar recording on Full inversion tillage – to sequester soil carbon and reduce N2O losses in New Zealand, a project in Argentina to develop sustainable forestry, the FOODLEVERS project on organic and sustainable food systems in Europe and much more!