The project aims to reduce and quantify the water
and carbon footprint of tropical crops exported to the EU from tropical regions in Latin America.
The project is testing new strategies based on biochar
additions to improve the water use efficiency of crops and evaluate them at local and regional scales.
The student will evaluate water use using remote sensing information on highly instrumented sites in Costa Rica and Brasil with biochar. A combination of field work and modeling work is expected. The student will produce a set of useful quantitative indicators of water use for managers and stakeholders.
Close collaboration with the Danish company Skywatch is expected.
I samarbejde med Skywatch company (Denmark), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Stockholm University,