The AgWit European project
to reduce and quantify the water and carbon footprint of tropical crops
exported to the EU from tropical regions in Latin America working from local
(farm scale) to regional scale to increase the sustainability of agriculture
student will quantify the crop water use efficiency from different
crops and land use types, perform simulations of
scenarios of land use change
(e.g. biochar to
improve water retention). The
student will help to produce information useful for a sustainable management of
the land use.
student will learn to use remote sensing hyperspectral, thermal, RGB from
drones and satellites
(Landsat or Sentinel).
project can be designed with more emphasis on analysis of observational data or
study sites are located in Costa Rica and the Amazon
rainforest/crop boundary in Brazil.
In collaboration withUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, Stockholm University,