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Summer Schools / Workshops
Long-term field experiments (LTEs) are agricultural experiments for monitoring soil and crop properties in changing climate conditions and different management practices. Within the framework of the BonaRes (www.bonares.de) program, a data infrastructure has been developed to collect and process the meta-information and research data of LTEs. In this regard, LTEs with a minimum duration of 20 years in Germany and Europe have been continuously identified and processed since 2015. The BonaRes initiative aims to improve the reuse of LTE data and facilitate scientific collaborations through the networking of researchers. With this workshop we want to bring LTE data owners and users together with the goal to “lift the agricultural data treasure”.
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invite applications for the international summer school "Modelling approaches for climate risk and climate change adaptions in the context of sustainable intensification in semi-arid West Africa" that will take place at the ICRISAT regional headquarter in Bamako, Mali.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) launches a new Workshop for Early Career Investigators on the topic „Agroecosystems 2020 – Integrated Soil, Plant, Microbiome and Biodiversity Research for Sustainable Land Use“.
Sustainability Assessment of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus for Irrigated Agriculture: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Central Asia (WEFCA
SusWEF aims to provide scientific support to the introduction of water and energy-saving irrigation technologies in Uzbekistan. Embedded within the WEF (Water–Energy–Food) Nexus, this project aims to investigate interdependencies between water and energy consumption in dryland areas of Uzbekistan. Geared towards soil rehabilitation and climate adaptation, the goal is to develop methods and recommend measures for technological and economic planning of modern irrigation technologies – primarily drip and sprinkler irrigation – as well as influence policy decisions towards taking socio-economic aspects into account.
The AgroScapeLab Quillow (ASLQ) has been established to bring together different disciplines and research activities in order to elucidate complex landscape dynamics as a necessary prerequisite to meet current and future global change challenges.
Climate change is leading to an increase in extreme weather events, which are endangering global food production. Abiotic stress factors like floods and droughts reduce yields and make crops more susceptible to pathogens and herbivores. Against this background, the project will investigate the functional relationships between plants and mycorrhizal fungi, in particular the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they emit, which are important for communication between plants and for protection against herbivores.
patchCROP ist ein experimenteller Ansatz für ein multifunktionales und nachhaltiges Anbausystem.
Das Landschaftslabor dient als Plattform für die Untersuchungen von abiotischen und biotischen Effekten und Interaktionen neu angelegter, kleinstrukturierter Feldeinheiten und insbesondere auf die Flächenheterogenität abgestimmter Fruchtfolgen und Bewirtschaftung.
Satellitengestützte Information zur Grünlandbewirtschaftung - Satellite-based Information for grassland management
The Global Microlysimeter Network provides a dataset of N leaching dynamics in conjunction with local weather data to crop, soil or agro-ecosystem modellers. Global coverage of major soil–climate combinations assures that models will be made fit-for-purpose for ubiquitary simulations of N mineralisation as a precondition of successful predictions of crop growth and N emissions across environments.