Prof. Roslyn Gleadow

Monash University, Australia

Professor Roslyn Gleadow is the Head of Plant Science, School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. She has expertise in the field of climate change and food security, particularly how environmental factors affect the nutritional value of crops. Her focus is on plants that make cyanide as a herbivore defence, examining the issues from the molecular through to the ecosystem, and even global scales.

Prof. Gleadow is a past President of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists. She is currently the President of the Global Plant Council, a board member of Eucalypt Australia, the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) Expert Scientific Panel and member of  Public Policy and Communication Committee, Royal Society of Victoria.

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Talk: Translating science into action: why does it take so long?

Dr. Anne Mottet

FAO, Italy.

Dr. Anne Mottet is a livestock development officer with the FAO of the UN. For some time she has supported policy makers and stakeholders for the transition to sustainable food systems. She has developed tools and assessment measures on global topics related to livestock systems, natural resources, climate change and agroecology. She is a published author, an elected member of the FACCE-JPI, and an invited reviewer of IPCC reports and guidelines.

Dr. Mottet is currently coordinating a program of work providing technical support and guidance to countries and International Funding Institutions (e.g. World Bank and IFAD) on low carbon livestock development, using an on-line GHG calculator called GLEAM-i. She is the co-leader in developing TAPE, the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation.

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Talk: Contribution of global livestock sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities and challenges.

Prof. Dave Frame

University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Professor Dave Frame is Director of the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (NZCCRI) at Victoria University of Wellington and currently at University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has a background in physics, philosophy and policy. Prior to joining the NZCCRI Dave spent the bulk of his career at the University of Oxford, working in the Departments of Physics and Geography, and later at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

He also has policy experience, having worked at the New Zealand Treasury, and having served on secondment at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has been a Lead Author on the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and his research has often been published in the world’s leading scientific research journals, as well as in the specialist climate literature.

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Talk: TBC.