Professor Richard Eckard

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Richard Eckard is Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (www.piccc.org.au), a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

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.

Richard holds a number of national and international science leadership roles, being a keynote speaker at a number of industry and international science conferences over the past few years.

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.

Richard has authored over 100 scientific publications and over 100 conference papers, with 50 peer reviewed journal papers, 35 conference papers and 7 book chapters on since 2010.

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