Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental and Economic Effects of Dairy and Beef Consolidation and Intensification Pathways
Cluster Leader: Dr. James Gibbons, Bangor University.
A truly interdisciplinary and scientifically excellent framework drawing on life cycle assessment (LCA) and farm management modelling expertise, animal husbandry expertise, economic modelling expertise, and detailed data on existing farm structure and trends.
Will apply consequential LCA (CLCA), economic and environmental modelling to capture wider effects of beef production and indirect landuse change at multiple scales.
Methodically innovative framework allowing feedback between the LCA, farm management and economic components.
Direct relevance to farm management and UK dairy policy makers.
Opportunities for Sêr Cymru Fellowships and PhD studentships:
- Sêr Cymru Fellowship at Bangor University in modelling sustainable intensification of UK Dairy production
CLEANER COWS is a partnership between:
Dr. James Gibbons
Dr. Alejandra González-Mejía
Dr. David Styles
Dr. Jon Moorby
Dr. Andreas Foskolos
Prof. Max Munday
Dr. Paul Wilson
Mr. Ray Keatinge