Ongeveer 3 uur geleden - Maastricht University (UM) - Maastricht
The successful candidate will be a part of the BONE Consortium, a recent North Western Europe Inter-Regional (NWE INTERREG) initiative with the objective of de…
The world is facing interesting challenges in the years to come: a growing population that needs to be fed, less people interested in working in agriculture, limited natural resources (e.g. fertilizers) and a growing ...
The world is facing interesting challenges in the years to come: a growing population that needs to be fed, less people interested in working in agriculture, limited natural resources (e.g. fertilizers) and a growing concern about the impact of food production, and especially animal production on the environment. As one of these concerns, the emission of fine dust from poultry houses and its impact on the health of neighbouring residents has become a hot topic in the Netherlands. These emissions have to be reduced significantly in the near future, and more knowledge of involved processes is needed to improve existing and develop new mitigation options. Mitigation is possible through adaptation of current barn systems, or through redesign of the housing system. Wageningen UR Livestock Research and The Farm Technology Group have built up an extensive and unique portfolio in experimental research, monitoring in practice, understanding emission processes and developing reduction strategies. We wish to further develop this position with this PhD position. You will be appointed at the Farm Technology Group, and will closely work together with Wageningen Livestock Research.
As a PhD candidate, you will work on a selection of the following research topics (to be determined based on your interest and qualifications):
The ideal candidate has:
The Farm Technology Group is part of Wageningen University and embedded in the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR. The Farm Technology Group aims at enhancing, exploiting and disseminating technology in primary agricultural production processes with the aim to fulfil the needs of mankind and nature in a sustainable way. This mission is achieved by combining knowledge, methodologies and tools from technical sciences with biological, environmental, agricultural and social sciences in order to study, understand, manage and design biosystems. The group covers arable farming, (greenhouse) horticulture and livestock farming and variations and mixtures of these application domains as they emerge in response to challenges posed by moving towards a more bio-based economy. Typical research instruments and expertise in our field include sensor technology, data analysis, systems analysis, continuous time and discrete time modelling, systems engineering, integral systems design, systems optimization and management and control of production processes, robotics and precision agriculture techniques. More information about the Farm Technology Group can be found on www.wageningenur.nl/fte.
Wageningen Livestock Research is a contract research organisation within the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR. The organisation covers animal breeding, innovation of livestock production systems, nutrition and environment. Its Systems & Environment Group, with 40 staff members, deals with developing knowledge and systems solutions for animal husbandry that integrally improve on multiple dimensions of sustainability. The Reflexive Interactive Design (RIO) approach is developed and applied within this group. Another significant part of this group is specialized in finding solutions for all environmental issues in livestock production, i.e. in areas like gaseous emissions, bioaerosols, manure treatment and bioenergy production. Its approach is based on process understanding from which mitigation technology is developed and evaluated on farm. The group makes use of an extensively equipped air laboratory and other facilities that enables both experimental and farm research. Part of the research is dedicated to improvement of measurement methodology in its working areas. Information about Wageningen Livestock Research can be found at www.wageningenur.nl\livestockresearch
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