Congratulations to the winner of the AGMET Austin Bourke Bronze medal, Pooja Sharma. The Austin Bourke Bronze Medal is presented for a recent significant contribution to Irish agrometeorology, applied environmental meteorology, biometeorology or a related discipline. From the nominations received an award committee deemed Pooja’s work in the area “System modelling and life cycle assessment of dairy farms on heavy wet soils” most deserving of the award.
Pooja is a PhD student at the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin, under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas Holden (UCD) and Dr. James Humphreys (Teagasc)
After giving a summary of her winner research at the Inaugural Tom Keane AGMET Lecture event, Pooja was presented with the Bronze Medal by Met Éireann’s Head of Forecast Division Gerald Fleming.
Picture: Gerald Fleming presenting Pooja Sharma with the AGMET Austin Bourke Bronze Medal. 5th September 2017, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Our congratulations to Pooja and her supervisors, we wish her the very best in her future agrometeorological research.
Keith and the AGMET Team
For more information of Pooja’s winning research see:
‘The effect of local climate and soil drainage on the environmental impact of grass-based milk production’ in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2017) DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1302-2