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PhD-defence: Using highly-detailed data to improve the effectiveness of agricultural interventions

During her PhD studies, Noha Mahmoud investigated how highly-detailed data can improve the agricultural system's performance using both environmental and social indicators

2021.09.02 | Camilla Brodam

Photo: Noha Mahmoud

Agriculture has an adverse effect on the environment, society and farmers, thus adopting innovative approaches to effectively reduce its impact is crucial. Noha Mahmoud explored how high-resolution spatial data improves the efficiency of implementing climate change mitigation measures and reduces environmental pollutants. She also developed a method to estimate the risk of injuries during different agricultural operations.

The research findings provide the necessary tools for prioritising interventions to reduce effectively the environmental and social impact of agriculture, consequently, improving the sustainability of agricultural systems to comply with the EU objectives by 2050.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 12.00

Place: Building 8810, room 3016 (meetingroom 4), Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele

To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Karina Rysholt Christensen: kch@agro.au.dk.


Title of PhD thesis: Advantages of using detailed data to quantify socio-environmental aspects of agricultural systems

Contact information: Noha Mahmoud, e-mail: noha.mahmoud@agro.au.dk and noha.mohsen.mahmoud@gmail.com

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Henrik Vejre, Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor Christel Cederberg, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Senior Scitenist Per Gregersen (formand), Institut for Agroøkologi, Aarhus Universitet (chairman), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Senior Researcher Nicholas. J. Hutchings , Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Dr Vera Eory, Land Economy, Environment & Society, Scotland’s Rural University College, United Kingdom

Dr Cairistiona Topp, Agriculture and Farming Systems, Scotland’s Rural University College, United Kingdom

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.tech@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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