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    Summary

    This position is located in the Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Unit in Davis, CA, and is a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists charged with maintaining and enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of diminished water availability.

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    Responsibilities

    • Employs principles and concepts of economics to determine relationships between the supply and demand of goods and services in the agricultural sector.
    • Analyzes production, consumption, distribution at the water-energy-food nexus.
    • Applies the concepts of crop science, environmental economics, policy analysis, agribusiness, food safety, international trade, rural development, life-cycle analysis, and marketing systems to decision support systems for the grower/producer.
    • Addresses agricultural production challenges in a region experiencing shifts in crop commodity acreages, and highly variable risks to profitability due to uneven precipitation, high temperatures, and varying soil and climatic conditions.
    • Determines the impact of water availability and quality, and different water distribution systems on yields and characteristics of high value tree and vine crops.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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