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Fatemeh Hashemi

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Fatemeh Hashemi

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Fatemeh Hashemi is an environmental engineer and researcher with PhD in agroecology (climate and water) and multidisciplinary background. Her work integrates agricultural system's data with process-based  modelling and  Life cycle assessment (LCA), targets  for development and improvement of both  food production (e.g. livestock production systems and cropping systems) and consumption (diets) with low environmental footprint in Denmark.  

During the PhD period, she targeted to develop new methods for quantifying non-point pollution and evaluation of the feasibility of a range of different strategies to regulate nutrients losses to the aquatic ecosystems. She has contributed to the BONUS Soils2Sea project  funded by the BONUS program (www.soils2sea.eu) and the dNmark Research Alliance (http://dnmark.org), supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research Denmark .

Within previous postdoc at department of Bioscience, she analyzed  how to identify sources, transport pathways and lags of non-point source pollution and thus to inform water pollution mitigation measures by analyzing concentration-discharge, scenario analysis and enhancing understanding of biogeochemical and hydrological processes in river basins. This work was within BIOWATER project (https://biowater.info ) which serves as the first Nordic science center and platform that provides solutions for land, environmental and water resources management in the face of potential and competing demands for biomass, land and water resources related to the green shift and concurrent bio-economic development.

At present, she investigates how to minimize the climate and environmental impacts of food production and consumption looking at overall flows and emissions from the systems at the farm, national, regional and product level – including impacts on biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration. This includes a focus on arable crops, vegetables, agroforestry, alternative protein such as grass protein, alternative organic fertilizers, alternative growth substrates, livestock products such as pork, beef, eggs and milk, and feed composition and human diets. Her work is within several research projects on sustainable and climate friendly diets (SustainOrganic), alternative growth media (BioSubstrate), alternative organic fertilizers (ClimOptic), grass protein (GreenVALLey) and carbon sequestration in grass (ClimateGrass), agroforestry (MIXED), and livestock projects focused on reducing emissions as well as a new project focused on bringing agriculture towards the vision of net zero emissions in 2050 (CIRCULAR)

 

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