Crops

Efforts to increase crop yields are critical to meeting growing demands for food from a larger, wealthier population.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 16:15

Location: School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Claudia Gray, Research Fellow (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment), University of Sussex

All welcome. To book a place, please visit www.bookwhen.com/octf

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Oxford Food Forum:

Culture, Food, & the Environment: New Perspectives on Food Sovereignty and Security

Delegates Conference Schedule 2015 – Saturday May 2nd

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College,

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Key facts about neonicotinoids and pollinators:
  • Since their introduction in the 1990s, the use of neonicotinoids has expanded so that today they comprise about 30% by value of the global insecticide market.
  • Insects are important for pollinating many UK crops, including strawberry, raspberry, apple, pear, plum, tomato and many vegetables.
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An international panel of scientists is calling for an evidence-driven debate over whether a widely used type of insecticide is to blame for declines in bees and other insect pollinators.

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People » Alexandra Morel

Post Doctoral Researcher

Alex is a post-doctoral researcher on the recently launched ECOLIMITS Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) project. This project will be monitoring and modeling ecosystem service provision of intact forest and cocoa-dominated or coffee-dominated production systems for neighboring communities. The ecosystem services to be monitored are nutrient cycling (e.g.

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People » Amy Bogaard

Lecturer in Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology

Amy Bogaard’s research interests are in Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology, looking at early farming practices and land use in Europe and western Asia, archaeobotany and palaeodiets.

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People » Andrew Fowler

University Lecturer in Mathematics & Fellow of Corpus Christi College

Andrew’s research interests cover a wide range of applications of mathematical modelling in the applied sciences, including geophysics, biology and industrial problems, and using analytical, asymptotic and numerical methods of analysis to obtain useful results.

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People » Andrew Smith

Professor of Plant Sciences & Tutorial Fellow, Magdalen College

Andrew Smith’s research is focused on the investigation of the molecular basis of plant adaptations to drought, salinity and metals.

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People » Andy Hector

Professor of Ecology

Andy is a community ecologist interested in the relationship between biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems.

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People » Carla Romeu-Dalmau

Post Doctoral Researcher, Biodiversity Institute

Carla’s research aims to improve the socio-economic and ecological understanding of agro-ecosystems.

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