for PhD students and postdocs will take place from September 8 to 14, 2019 at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany. It is jointly organised by the UFZ, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Achieving food security in a changing and globalized world remains a critical challenge, especially for the most vulnerable parts of the world’s population. In a context of competing claims on land resources, the food security challenge requires innovative solutions to reduce trade-offs with environmental objectives. Success in this endeavour can be supported by insights obtained from science-based modelling of the complex interactions across global to household scales, and across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The objectives of this summer school are threefold. You will:
Please visit the website:http://www.ufz.de/summerschoolmodelling. We invite you to apply for the course by filling out the online form by February 28, 2019. The number of participants is limited to 18. Participants should have previous experience in modelling/coding in a high-level programming language (such as R, C++, or Java). We will work in R during the summer school.