Christina Berneheim

PhD candidate

I am a Swedish national who have lived and worked in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In each of these countries, the importance of agriculture to the people as well as the nation is palpable. In each of these countries, it is equally notable that agriculture needs to adapt in the face of changing global environmental conditions, shifting political climates and social trends. The resilience and long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems is paramount, and with a passion for these issues, I embarked on my PhD.

My doctoral research seeks to understand the decision-making process of dairy farmers in New Zealand who have decided to adopt lower-cost production systems on their farms. The conversion from conventional to organic dairy farming is of initial focus in this research. The impact of significant events and their effect on internal and external factors are examined as drivers for change.

Christina is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

52de5ba413ff6vulnerability - climate adaptation.

Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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52dfc61c7c7d5ecosystem-based-adaptation 1 - climate adaptation.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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52dfc30a748ddadaptation-decision-making 1 - climate adaptation.

Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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