Doktorand Christina Moncorgé

Senast ändrad: 15 november 2021
Porträttbild på Christina Moncorgé. Foto.

Christina is curious to learn more about the biodiversity aspects of semi natural pastures and which role they can have for livestock production within a sustainable food system.

What background do you have? 

I have an educational background from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Agriculture Programme – Soil and Plant Sciences, with a Master’s degree in biology. Before that I studied one year of the program called Måltidsekologprogrammet at Örebro University. I also spent one year studying French in Lyon, France. 

What previous experience do you have? 

Since I graduated from SLU in the beginning of 2018 I have been working at Hushållningssällskapet as a farmers advisor, mostly focusing on organic crop production.

Why have you applied for this position? 

I applied for this PhD project because I think it is an interesting and important subject for research and also because I like the idea of research studies, to actually have time and to take time to focus on a specific subject.

What are your hopes and expectations for your work in SustAinimal?  

My PhD project within SustAinimal will focus on future scenarios and key performance indicators for livestock production based on high nature value farming. I am happy to have the opportunity to do my PhD within the collaboration project SustAinimal. Since we are several PhD students and many other researchers, businesses, authorities and stakeholders from the entire food system I think SustAinimal will be a great arena of information sharing and discussions.

Why do you think this is important? 

Semi-natural pastures is an underused resource in Sweden. These pastures can play an important role in a sustainable food system because they can feed livestock which at the same time contributes to preserve or even to enhance biodiversity, without competing against humans for food.

Why do you want to do this work? 

I am curious to learn more about the biodiversity aspects of semi natural pastures and which role they can have for livestock production within a sustainable food system. I think it is exciting to get into a more transdisciplinary way of thinking and I look forward to a long and rich journey of research studies. I think the journey of PhD studies will offer a large spectra of knowledge within my research area and also about research in general, as well as I think it will include opportunity for personal development.