The Farming Systems Ecology group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands integrates multiple disciplines through systems approaches to the analysis and design of ecologically intensive agriculture. It builds on the tradition of production ecology from the Wageningen school of thought initiated by Professor C.T. de Wit, and relies on principles of systems ecology for the study of biotic interactions, landscape dynamics and social-ecological feedbacks. Farming systems ecology is at the crossroad of different disciplines, scales and integration levels. This makes collaboration with other research groups, both at Wageningen and elsewhere, an essential part of our research strategy.
The map shows the location of the fieldwork of the various PhD students of the group (red stars) a of those PhD projects that are in preparation (black stars). The bubbles indicate the regions of action of several projects. Some examples of international projects in which FSE plays a key role are:
Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (CGIAR-CRP)
CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE CRP)