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    Professor Richard Eckard

Richard is Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on sustainable livestock production, nitrogen cycling and loss in grazing systems, with a recent focus on carbon farming and climate change response options for agriculture. He is a science advisor on climate change adaptation, mitigation and carbon policy development in agriculture to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Richard leads a network within the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and is a member of the International Science Committee’s Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference. Richard has published over 145 conference papers, with 80 peer-reviewed papers, seven book chapters, and 80 conference papers specifically on climate change, carbon farming and agriculture since 2010.