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March 1, 2024   •   News

FONTAGRO/ MPI project ‘Soil carbon sequestration opportunities in LAC’


In the framework of the project “Carbon Sequestration Opportunities in Latin American and Caribbean Soils,” a workshop is being held in Guápiles, Costa Rica, to develop capacities for long-term monitoring of soil organic carbon stocks. From February 28th to March 1st, scientists from Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica are gathering to discuss project advancements and the latest methodologies in geospatial sampling of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC).

This project is funded by FONTAGRO and the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand through the Global Research Alliance, as part of a longstanding partnership. The project aims to identify and evaluate different strategies for intensifying agricultural and livestock production systems in LAC with potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Its focus is on strengthening countries’ capacities to design appropriate mitigation actions through carbon sequestration in agricultural soils.

February 29, 2024   •   News

Closing date: 7 March 2024
Location: Ireland

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science


A research position is available as part of the SFI BiOrbic Research Centre https://biorbic.com/ where we are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to investigate the impact of sward type on water quality and carbon footprint of beef production systems in Ireland. Details of the position and guide to applying can be found here https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/198269.

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February 29, 2024   •   News

Closing date: 31 March 2024
Location: France

We are looking for candidates to participate in the international doctoral Cotutelle programme (ADI) funding call of Université Paris-Saclay (France) with a PhD project between INRAE (France) and CSIC (Spain)

The PhD project is entitled: Model-based design of optimal synergetic strategies for methane mitigation with fermentation co-benefits for ruminants. The PhD supervisors are Rafael Muñoz-Tamayo (INRAE), David Yáñez-Ruiz (CSIC) and Milka Popova (INRAE).

The description of the project can be found in the attached file.

Students can apply from 28 February 2024 to 31 March 2024 the ADUM platform:
https://adum.fr/as/ed/voirproposition.pl?site=PSaclay&matricule_prop=52598&langue=en#version

Person to contact in case of doubt or enquiry:

Rafael Muñoz-Tamayo  –  [email protected]

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