Professor Richard Eckard FTSE
Professor Richard Eckard is a world authority on sustainable agricultural production, with a focus on carbon neutral agriculture and agricultural adaptation to climate change.
He developed the first greenhouse gas accounting tools for agriculture and his research provided the science basis for six carbon offset methods in Australia.
He is a science advisor to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the European Union, providing advice on climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture. He is also the Australian representative on the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.
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Role and organisation (at time of election)
Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Melbourne
Director, Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre
Professor Richard Eckard FTSE was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.
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