The Department of Geography in collaboration with the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) are organising a weekly seminar series on “Food, Climate and Society”. This series will explore the multiple challenges that the global food system is facing: feeding more people healthy food while limiting environmental and social impacts.
The Food, Climate and Society seminar series continues on Thursday the 7th of April 2016 with Professor Tim Benton talking on the topic of “What is a sustainable food system?“.
All Food, Climate and Society seminars are held on Thursday lunchtimes from 12:30 until 14:00 in Arts C Global Studies Resource Centre, University of Sussex.
Tim Benton’s research career has focussed on the linkage between organisms and environmental changes, and on how farming drives ecological dynamics (at field, landscape and larger scales, up to global). He has used a variety of techniques through his career, including field and lab work, statistical, numerical and analytical modelling. He has held positions at UEA (postdoc), Cambridge University Press (Science Editor), Stirling University (lecturer and Senior Lecturer), Aberdeen University (Senior Lecturer) and Leeds (Professor, 2005, Director of the Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology (2005 -2007), Pro-Dean for Research (2007-2011). Since 2011, he has been UK Champion for Global Food Security, acting as ambassador and spokesperson for matters to do with food and food security, and coordinating work across this area between research councils and government departments.