Sustainable agriculture scientist

Dr Michael Robertson FTSE

Michael Robertson

Dr Michael Robertson FTSE

Dr Michael Robertson is an outstanding agricultural scientist playing a crucial role in research addressing the existential challenges facing Australian farmers in a changing climate.

His 1,000-strong research team is developing technologies to help farmers and industry, including drought-resistant crops, digital agriculture tools, and systems to measure farm sustainability. For example, the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator predicts the production and sustainability of farming systems. This helps farmers make decisions to optimise outcomes in a risky climate. The tool is used widely around the world by researchers and industry practitioners. 

Michael also leads multi-disciplinary teams tackling complex national agricultural issues and works with all major agricultural industries.

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Sustainable agriculture

ATSE Division

Role and organisation (at time of election)
Deputy Director
CSIRO Agriculture and Food

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Dr Michael Robertson FTSE was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.

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