PhD defence

Modelling agricultural production under sustainable water management, climate change and agricultural adaptation

PhD candidate B (Bram) Droppers MSc
Promotor prof.dr. F (Fulco) Ludwig
Co-promotor prof.dr. HBJ (Rik) Leemans
External copromotor Dr M.T.H. van Vliet
Dr I. Supit
Organisation Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
Date

Fri 23 September 2022 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium

Summary

The world has entered a human-dominated epoch, often referred to as the Anthropocene, where human activities are shaping local environments as well as the earth system. As a result,these activities can potentially adversely affect one another, and quantification of their interactions is needed to support integrated decision making. My thesis quantifies the interactions between agriculture, water and climate and explores the opportunities and limitations of agricultural adaptation. This information contributes to integrated policies and decision making for both sufficient agricultural production and sustainable water management in the epoch of the Anthropocene.