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Dr Cecile Godde

Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/G/C/Cecile-Godde

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BIOSCIENCE PREC 306 CARMODY RD
ST. LUCIA QLD 4067 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr. Cécile Godde is a Food Systems Research Scientist working at CSIRO in the Food Systems and Global Change Group (https://research.csiro.au/foodglobalsecurity/).

She is passionate about the challenges in relation to agriculture, food security and global change, at the farm level as well as in a national and global context.

Cécile is currently leading the CSIRO team of the DARPA World Modelers Program (darpa.mil/program/world-modelers). The CSIRO team is leveraging biophysical crop and rangeland modelling, household bio-economic agent-based modelling, and supply chain transport logistics modelling capabilities to analyze questions relevant to national and global security.

She is also leading the FoodShed project, a project that combines novel conceptual frameworks, stakeholder engagement and existing domain modelling expertise to support our collective understanding of the complex linkages in food-sheds of urban consumers, and the impacts and trade-off of different intervention options and shocks.

She is acting Group Leader for the Food Systems and Global Change Group (18/07-19/08 & 19/09-31/10 - acting for Larelle McMillan), otherwise acting Team Leader for the Sustainable Food System Futures Team, and serving on the CSIRO Agriculture & Food Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Team as Sustainability Program representative.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Cécile acquired other international experiences working on conservation and sustainable agricultural development projects for the non-governmental organisation Greening Australia (Australia), the International Livestock Research Institute (Costa-Rica), the multinational MARS Inc. (Brazil) and the French governmental agency for organic agriculture-Agence BIO (France).

In 2018, Cecile was awarded the Queensland Government Women in STEM prize, the CSIRO Directors Award, the University of Queensland Postgraduate Student for the Year and The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Excellence Award, in recognition of her research and advocacy for diversity leadership and gender equity.

Other Interests

Her main fields of scientific interest include: food systems and global change, food security, drivers and trade-offs of land-use dynamics; livestock; grazing systems modelling; climate change and climate variability (impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies); soil carbon sequestration.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-

    Australian Rangelands Conference presentation Award
    The Rangeland Journal, Australian Rangeland Society, CSIRO publishing

  • 2019-

    Open Science meeting presentation Award
    Global Land Use Program

  • 2018-

    Queensland Government Women in STEM Prize
    Australian Government

  • 2018-

    UQ Postgraduate Student of the Year
    The University of Queensland

  • 2018-

    CSIRO Next Generation Directors Award
    CSIRO

  • 2018-

    UQ Excellence Award
    The University of Queensland - Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

  • 2017-

    Future Farming Prize – New science that will benefit Animal Health
    Virbac

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    CSIRO, Food Systems and Global Change

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    Doctoral degree
    The University of Queensland & CSIRO - Australia

  • 2014

    Master's degree - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    AgroParisTech - France

Professional Experiences

  • 2020-2020

    Australian representative - G20 Expert panel on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Development in Drylands
    G20 Saudi Arabia

  • 2020-2020

    Guest Editor
    The Rangeland Journal

  • 2017-2018

    Homeward Bound Participant
    Year-long Leadership, Strategic, Visibility, Communication and Science program for women in STEM

  • 2017-2017

    Young Scientists Summer Program Participant
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria

  • 2016-2019

    PhD student
    The University of Queensland-QAAFI and CSIRO-Agriculture and Food, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2015-2015

    Consultant
    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), CATIE research centre, Costa Rica

  • 2015-2015

    Research Assistant
    CSIRO - Agriculture Flagship, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2017-2021

    Guest lecturer, public speaker
    Media outreach and community engagement

Publications

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