LiveM 2016 Conference

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The conference was jointly hosted by PIK and ATB-Potsdam to:

  • Present advances in the modelling of grassland-livestock production systems in the context of future food security and sustainable production under climate change
  • Highlight the future challenges and research priorities for livestock and grassland modelling
  • Bring together modellers across nations and disciplines to share ideas, spread best practice and develop new collaborations as part of an integrated research community

Many thanks to Susanne Rolinski and the organising teams at PIK and ATB Potsdam for hosting a successful and stimulating conference in June. Around 50 delegates attended the meeting, and were treated to a range of presentations on themes including Efficiency of livestock production in the context of climate change, Climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, modelling with stakeholders, and Model comparison, linkages and challenges. The conference was held in the cupola of an old observatory at the heart of the PIK campus, providing an unusual and memorable backdrop to discussions. We present a number of resources related to the meeting:

Check out the conference proceedings, now published in Advances in Animal Biosciences

PDFS of many of the presentations are also available to view in FACCE MACSUR Reports

The conference was supported by direct and in-kind funding by Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research and the Research Council of Norway.

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