Food Security at Exeter

A Research Services research event
Date1 February 2013
Time9:00 to 16:15
PlaceInnovation Centre

A Bridging the Gaps event to raise awareness of Exeter's strengths in food security research across the disciplines and to explore how they can be better integrated; to identify future priorities; and to build on collaboration with key partners through the Food Security and Land Research Alliance.


Most presentations can be downloaded from the attachments section at the bottom of the page. University of Exeter staff can download the other presentations at this link.


09.00   Arrival and refreshments

09.30   Introduction: Michael Winter, Director of the Food Security and Land Research Alliance

09.45   Food security research at the University of Bristol and our collaborative role in the FSLRA: Mark Eisler, Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol

10.00   The water/food/energy nexus: Dragan Savic, Engineering

10.15   Interactions between land use and land cover changes, climate and food production: Stephen Sitch, Geography

10.30   Eroding the soil resource: impacts on sustainable agriculture: Richard Brazier, Geography

10.45   Break for refreshments

11.15   Research at the farm systems scale: the North Wyke Farm Platform: Keith Goulding, Rothamsted Research

11.30   From productivity revolutions to food security? The possibilities for agrarian history in 18th and 19th century Britain: Henry French, History

11.45   Harnessing the beneficial properties of soil fungi for sustainable agriculture: Chris Thornton, Biosciences

12.00  Fungal threats to ecosystem and plant health: Charlie Cairns, Biosciences

12.15   Making insecurity from security: animal production and disease tipping points: Steve Hinchliffe, Geography

12.30   Lunch

13.30   Bath’s role in the Food Security and Land Research Alliance: Richard Hooley, Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath

13.45   Dairy cows – how their social interactions impact on their health and productivity: Darren Croft, Psychology

14.00   Effects of environmental stressors on aquatic organisms: Eduarda Santos, Biosciences

14.15   Coastal communities and fisheries: Adapting to a changing environment: Kirsten Abernethy, Geography and Environmental Sustainability Institute

14.30   Role of insects in the provision of ecosystem services: Juliet Osborne, Biosciences and Environmental Sustainability Institute

14.45   Deliberating imperatives for food security: Rob Fish, Politics

15.00   Tea/coffee and discussion groups

16.00   Feedback from groups and conclusions

16.15   End

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerHelen Butler
Intro_Food_Security_Bridging_the_Gaps.pptxWorkshop introduction - Michael Winter (2235K)
Land_Use_and_Land_Cover___Stephen_Sitch__for_web.pdfInteractions between land use and land cover changes - Stephen Sitch (1980K)
Brazier_Eroding_the_soil_resource_1_.pdfEroding the soil resource - Richard Brazier (1452K)
Goulding_FP___Feb_2013.pptxResearch at the farm systems scale - Keith Goulding (1969K)
Agrarian_History___Henry_French.pptxFrom productivity revolutions to food security? - Henry French (1401K)
Chris_Thornton_Food_Security.pdfHarnessing the beneficial properties of soil fungi - Chris Thornton (1350K)
Charlie_Cairns.pptxFungal pathogens - Charlie Cairns (7326K)
Steve_Hinchliffe_1_Feb_political_economy_of_poultry.pptMaking insecurity from security - Steve Hinchliffe (4463K)
Bath_Role_in_FSLRA_Feb_2013_compressed.pptxBath's role in the FSLRA - Richard Hooley (5701K)
Abernethy_BridgingTheGap_1Feb2013_KA.pptxCoastal communities and fisheries - Kirsten Abernethy (5552K)
Osborne_Bridging_the_Gaps_01022013.pdfRole of insects in the provision of ecosystem services - Juliet Osborne (768K)
Rob_Fish.pptxDeliberating imperatives for food security - Rob Fish (4767K)
Water_food_energy_nexus___D_Savic.xpsWater-food-energy nexus - Dragan Savic (3558K)
UniversityBristol_FoodSecurity__Exeter.pdfFood security reseach at Bristol - Mark Eisler (10398K)

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