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Rafaelle Reumaux

Rafaelle Reumaux
As a PhD student in the Crop Production Ecology group, I study the challenges and opportunities for ecological intensification in Sweden through the diversification of organic farming practices in cropping systems

Research

The aim of my research is to provide knowledge that can help improve the productivity of organic farming systems in regions of low-uptake and facilitate the conversion of farms to organic practices.

I explore how management practices can affect the delivery of regulating and provisioning ecosystem services (e.g. weed and pest control, nutrient cycling, soil fertility). I am interested in patterns at different spatial scales (field, farm, landscape, regions).

I focus on arable cropping systems in highly productive agricultural regions where the share of organic farming is low.

During my first field season in spring-summer 2020, I investigated the diversity of existing organic farming systems in the regions of Västergötland and Skåne to understand and quantify variation in the agronomic performance of different cereal crops.

At this department (Department of Crop Production Ecology), I am working in the Agricultural Cropping System (ACS) research group led by Ingrid Öborn.

Cooperation

My research at SLU is part of a bigger project aka CONSTRAINTS which is led by Lund University. We are also partners with Agrifood agricultural economics, several stakeholders from private and public institutions, and we closely collaborate with local farmers.

Supervision

Main supervisor: Ingrid Öborn 
Co-supervisors: Göran Bergkvist, Pierre Chopin, Johanna Wetterlind, Christine Watson 


Contact

Doctoral Student at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Agricultural cropping systems
Postal address:
Inst för växtproduktionsekologi, Box 7043
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala