Mario Herrero: Chief Research Scientist

Mario is a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development, a Cornell Atkinson Scholar, and a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences at Cornell University.

He was the LiveGAPS project coordinator and during the time of the project was a Chief Research Scientist of Agriculture and Food at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research  Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. His research focuses on increasing the sustainability of food systems for the benefit of humans and ecosystems. He works in the areas of sustainable intensification of agriculture, climate mitigation and adaptation, livestock systems, and healthy and sustainable diets. Mario has led the development of the latest livestock productivity datasets for the LiveGAPS regions of interest.

Mario is a regular contributor to important global initiatives at the heart of the sustainability of global food systems, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. He has worked extensively in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Mario was awarded his postgraduate degrees from The University of Edinburgh in the mid-90s, where he developed methods for modelling bio-economic interactions in agricultural systems in the tropics.

Mario is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and an Honorary Professor of Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Follow Mario’s research on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

Contact Mario: mario.herrero@cornell.edu