Enough for Everyone
We are committed to the principle that people everywhere have enough clean water and nutritious, safe, appropriate food to be healthy and active, as well as reliable, affordable and clean energy to meet their needs. We focus on:
Adapting to climate change
Developing approaches to maintain agricultural production and access to water, fit for different regions of the planet.
Assessing the impact of climate change on crop yields in Europe
Supervisor: Dr Julie Jones
Co-supervisors: Professor Edward Hanna, Professor Rob Freckleton, Professor Adam Scaife (UK Met Office)
Global food security – identifying and isolating genes for engineering improved drought-tolerance of crops in a CO2-rich world
Supervisor: Professor David Beerling
Co-superisors: Dr Stuart Casson, Professor Julie Gray
Increasing our means
Devising strategies to increase food and energy production so that the needs of growing and more affluent populations can be met.
Automating agriculture: using UASs to monitor for environmental and management benefits
Supervisor: Professor Rob Freckleton
Co-supervisors: Dr Dylan Childs, Professor Tony Prescott, Professor Sandor Veres
Computational simulation of plant-soil-water processes for design of agricultural production
Supervisor: Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan
Co-supervisors: Professor David Beerling, Professor Steve Banwart
Improving food security by reducing loss to plant pathogens
Supervisor: Professor Julie Gray
Co-supervisor: Professor Jurriaan Ton
Promoting fairness in the way resources are distributed within and between societies, and transparency in decision-making.