You will conduct multi-regional input-output modelling to assess the impacts of agricultural land use, how these impacts are embodied in international trade and how they can be reduced. Your research will focus primarily on past and projected future land use emissions, how they can be systematically attributed to countries, and how emission reduction strategies at producer and consumer level affect the attributed emissions. This requires linking existing land use emission datasets and models with multi-regional input-output modelling. The work is part of an interdisciplinary project funded by the Dutch Research Council that models and attributes land use emissions at commodity, company and country level. In addition, you will also contribute to the analysis of the direct and indirect effects of strategies for more sustainable production of biobased products (funded by the Horizon Europe project Harmonitor). Up to 10% of your workload may consist of teaching activities (in English).
- You have experience in global, environmentally extended multi-regional input-output modelling, and an interest in land use emissions.
- You have experience in working with large datasets, and you have computing and analysis skills (e.g. in Matlab or R).
- Additional knowledge and experience of life cycle assessment, climate change, international trade of agricultural commodities, or integrated assessment modelling is desirable.
- You are willing to work in an interdisciplinary research team.
- You have good oral and written communication skills in English.
- You hold an MSc degree (PhD candidate) or PhD degree (Postdoctoral researcher) in industrial ecology or environmental or ecological economics (or an equivalent degree), or will have completed such a degree before the start date.