Monthly Archives: December 2019

New PhD thesis: Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation

Kajsa Henryson defended her thesis on November 28th. The overall aim of the thesis was to contribute to the development of life cycle assessment methodology that better represents actual climate and marine eutrophication impacts of crop cultivation, focusing in particular on the impacts of mineral nitrogen fertiliser use.

The thesis can be found here: Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation

The thesis includes three published papers, which can be found here (Open Access):

Kajsa Henryson. Photo by Eva-Lena Selfene.

Course in Sustainable Food systems

This autumn, the course in Prospects and challenges for sustainable food systems in the master’s programme Sustainable Food Systems was given for the second time. In the beginning of September, 46 students from 17 different countries attended the course. The course provides the students with a deeper understanding of prerequisites for food systems today, how they look like, as well as opportunities and challenges for the future sustainable production and consumption of food through lectures, individual tasks and group work. According to the evaluation, the students seem to appreciate the course at the same time as they have many ideas how to further improve the course. If you want more information: look at the course home page or contact Pernilla (Pernilla.Tidåker@slu.se).