Climate change and agriculture

The aim of the Summer School is to give our doctoral students a wide view of  climate change impacts on agriculture, focusing on the most important models and tools. Agriculture is one of the main sectors affected by climate change and there are still uncertainties as to how the combined effects of climatic variables (CO2 temperature, and precipitation) affect crop growth and yield. The uncertainties and issues relating to adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change will also be discussed.

Main topics
The following topics will be discussed:

  • Climate change impacts on agriculture
  • Adaptation strategies
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Adaptation and mitigation: potential synergies

Participation (Admission)
Participants are required to have an adequate knowledge of English. The number of participants is limited to 35 (20 students from the Doctoral School Changes and 15 other participants).

The deadline for requesting participation is August 14th, 2009.

Requests for participation:
The registration fee is 400 euros for non-Doctoral School ChangeS participants and it includes lunch buffet and coffee break. The method of payment will be specified later.
Participants should send the application form, a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to the address [email protected].

Organization of lectures:
The school will consist of group lectures and/or laboratories. The working language will be English.

At this time, the invited lectures include:

  •     Edoardo Bucchignani, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, Italy
  •     Ted DeJong, University of California, Davis
  •     R. Snyder, University of California, Davis
  •     Fabio Eboli, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
  •     Martin Dubrovsky, Institute of atmospheric physics, Prague
  •     Gunter Fischer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
  •     Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Georgia, USA
  •     Monia Santini, Tuscia University of Viterbo, Italy

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