Modelling Sustainable Farming Systems

SARDINIA SUMMER SCHOOL- Modelling Sustainable Farming Systems under Climate Change

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The University of Sassari and the University Consortium of Nuoro, in partnership with NRD-UNISS, are glad to announce the SARDINIA SUMMER SCHOOL- Modelling Sustainable Farming Systems under Climate Change, which will be held in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy, on 23-27 July 2018.

The summer school is designed to build the capacities of students to design resilient and sustainable cropping systems through different modelling approaches at field and landscape scale. A central focus of the school is on the application of modelling tools such as EPIC, APEX and DSSAT to case studies on climate change risk assessment and sustainable intensi­cation, through precision agriculture. A special focus will be given to the management of long-term soil fertility, hydrology, greenhouse gas emission mitigation and adaptive responses to climatic pressures. Exercises will be based on specifi­c case studies, to improve the participants' ability to critically understand the complex interactions between biophysical and social processes that characterize sustainable development in a context of climate change.

The School is targeted to graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral students in environmental disciplines, agronomy, soil science, applied biology, natural resource management, landscape planning, environmental sciences from all over the world.

The number of participants is limited to 30.


All information about lecturers, activities, fees, benefits, accommodation and application form included in the brochure of the event