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Professor Richard Eckard

Richard Eckard is Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (, a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and Agriculture Victoria.

He is a science advisor to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments and the UN FAO, on climate change adaptation, mitigation and policy development in agriculture.

His research focuses on strategies for reducing enteric methane and nitrous oxide from intensive grazing systems, and whole farm systems modelling of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in livestock production.

Since 2010, Richard has authored over 60 peer reviewed papers, 6 book chapters, and 46 conference papers on climate change and agriculture.

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