Edinburgh Research Explorer

Peter Alexander

Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Global Food Security

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Research Interests

The social, economic and ecological interactions and trade-offs within land use systems.   Approaches typically use high-performance computing to apply data and computationally intensive techniques, such as agent-based modelling, to improve understanding of these complex systems.  For example, the role of bioenergy in decarbonising energy production and delivering other societal benefits.  Other current work includes developing a new global agricultural land use model and analysis of the drivers for agricultural land use change.

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