Research

Research

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Research

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) is an interdisciplinary and inclusive hub for solutions to local and global food systems sustainability.

CSFS is a living lab, providing researchers with a research platform where social, economic, and environmental interventions can be designed, tested, and monitored within a living food system. Research opportunities span the whole seed to plate continuum while integrating many disciplines and sectors to provide global leadership for change leading to resilient and secure future food systems.

 

Researcher Profiles

I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope that my work has an impact on the environment in a positive way and it helps build towards a more sustainable farming system, contributing to human health.

Dr. Alexandra Lyon, Postdoctoral Researcher

I study food security and sustainability on a global scale… More specifically, my research works with global data sets… [I analyze] data to examine how agriculture is changing in different parts of the world and how different farming characteristics or management systems influence environmental outcomes.

Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member

Agriculture is one of the most important activities on earth in terms of its impact on natural ecosystems, and nutrient management is a huge leverage point to improve the sustainability of our society.

Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Postdoctoral Researcher

One of my primary motivations for visiting the CSFS was that I wanted to be around people who understand these community-based food systems better than I did and who could help me understand how to assess the impact of community gardens

Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher

The UBC Farm isn’t only a physical space. It also represents a larger network of researchers and outreach activities going on – both activities happening on the ground at the Farm but also those related to sustainable food systems happening beyond the Farm itself.

Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher

CSFS Research Programs, Projects, and Areas of Investigation

Each tile below represents a research program, project, or area of investigation at CSFS.

     

UBC Research Excellence Clusters is a joint initiative of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. Clusters receive financial support from UBC’s Excellence Funds.