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.
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
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]).
Sonali McDermid, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Roberto Valdivia, and Erik Mencos
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!
The 2021 meeting of the Integrative Research Group was held over four online sessions 24-25 June.
The meeting objective was to bring together members to discuss:
1. the contributions and progress countries are making on initiatives relevant to the work of the IRG networks/topics (country reports).
2. activities that networks are undertaking and identify opportunities for networks and countries (government, institutions and experts) to collaborate (network reports, project reports).
3. ideas for developing the IRG workplan and how our work can have the most impact (discussion).
On the 2nd and 3rd June 2021 the Inventories and Nationally Determined Contributions Network held two virtual meetings. The purpose of the meetings was to increase the visibility of international collaborative efforts with presentations by international research partners on inventory research and capability building initiatives, followed by a facilitated discussion.
There were presentations from the AFOLU IPCC-TFI TSU, The US EPA, FAO-Enhanced Transparency Framework Network, GHGMI, ACIAR, NZAGRC and the Modeling and Inventory Development Subgroup of the Low Carbon Livestock Research Network.
Collectively, the meetings were attended by nearly 60 participants from Africa, Europe, North American, ASEAN and LAC countries with diverse backgrounds in Inventory compilation, research and development and international collaboration.
Some key themes emerged during the discussion session in both meetings following the presentations. Firstly, international multi-partner collaboration will ensure we avoid any duplication of work. Participants discussed the importance of inventory frameworks such as institutional Arrangements and having a clear inventory structure both for personnel and data management. Identifying and addressing inventory capacity gaps is a focus for all research partners and avoiding outsourcing resources and ensuring regional institutions are supported to develop inventory capacity is crucial.
The meeting report, summary of each presentation and the meeting recordings are now available.
Focusing around “HoloRuminant: Ruminant microbiomes and sustainable production”, this funded scholarship is now accepting applications until the 9th of July. Applicants should have a primary degree or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline, proficiency in the English language and be prepared for both laboratory and field work (as well as having a full EU driving license). Further information can be found on the flyer below:
The March edition of the CRG Newsletter has been published, and can be accessed through our library at https://globalresearchalliance.org/library/crg-newsletter-march-2021/.