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Food and water supply resilience: Building up a picture

Dr Rosamunde Almond
  • Deputy Director of the Forum,
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge,
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Dr Graeme Buchanan
  • Senior Conservation Scientist in the Conservation Science Department,
  • RSPB, based in at their Scotland Headquaters in Edinburgh
Professor Neil Burgess
  • Head of Science at UNEP-WCMC,
  • Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Copenhagen
Dr David Coomes
  • Head of the Forest Ecology and Conservation group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Helen Curry
  • Peter Lipton Lecturer
  • Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Dr Hildegard Diemberger
  • Senior Associate in Research
  • Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU),
  • Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Dr Grégoire Dubois
  • Project Leader Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (BES),
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Lecturer in Development,
  • Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Marla Fuchs
  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Coordinator,
  • Research Strategy Office, University of Cambridge
Dr Francois Kayitakire
  • Senior Scientist within the Food Security (FOODSEC) Group,
  • Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, based in Ispra, Italy
Dr Pam Kennedy
  • Senior Expert at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Professor Ian Leslie
  • Professor of Computer Science,
  • Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Professor Paul Linden
  • Director of the Forum
  • The G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics,
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge
Dr Kristen MacAskill
  • Construction Engineering Masters Associate Course Director,
  • Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Professor Alan O'Neill
  • Emeritus Professor of Meteorology at the University of Reading and currently a visiting professor in the Cavendish Laboratory and a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Rosemary Ostfeld
  • PhD student, Environmental Economy & Policy Research group,
  • Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Professor Susan Owens
  • Professor of Environment and Policy
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Professor Lord Martin Rees
  • Chair of the Forum
  • Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Professor Keith Richards
  • Emeritus Professor of Geography,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Martin Roberts
  • Director of the University of Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform,
  • Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge
Therese Rudebeck
  • PhD student,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Emily Shuckburgh
  • Head of Open Oceans
  • British Antarctic Survey
Professor Alison Smith
  • Professor of Plant Biochemistry,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Matthew Smith
  • Scientist in the Computational Science Lab,
  • Microsoft Research
Professor Koen Steemers
  • Head of Department and Professor of Sustainable Design
  • Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Jean-Michel Terres
  • Scientific Officer in the Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit, Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy

This is the second meeting in a series of three and we used examples provided by the expert witnesses to explore ways in which overlaying big data sets and remote sensing can assess and communicate risk and resilience in food supplies and changes in biodiversity.

Find out more about the witnesses and the meeting

Before the meeting this month, the Forum helped to co-host a workshop between members of the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Environment and Sustainability and people from across the University to explore areas of shared interested and pilot collaborative projects related to biodiversity and food security.

Find out more about their work

The Forum, the JRC’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability and a number of the University’s Strategic Initiatives are jointly developing a pilot programme focused on green growth and sustainability.

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