Carlos Gonzalez Fischer
Research Associate, Department of Global Development
Carlos M. Gonzalez Fischer is a research associate at the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. Carlos’ work aims to improve the sustainability of agri-food systems. Recently, his research has focused on the livestock sector, healthy and sustainable diets, and the climate impact of food.
Before joining Cornell, Carlos was a Postdoctoral Scientist at the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Research Centre, where his research looked at livestock farming in a world that limits global warming within the goals of the Paris Agreement, while balancing selected economic, nutritional, food security, social, health, cultural and other environmental outcomes. He has previously served as a technical consultant to the National UN-REDD Programme in Argentina (working on the National Action Plan on Forests and Climate Change and the country’s long-term, low-carbon development strategy for the AFOLU sector), as a Scientific Officer with Compassion in World Farming (a UK-based global NGO), as an independent consultant on sustainable food production and consumption (working for clients such as UN-FAO and the University of Oxford), and as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Buenos Aires Institute of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution (hosted by the University of Buenos Aires and the National Research Council in Argentina).
- Licenciado in Biological Sciences (Area: Ecology) from the Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (FCEyN - UBA).
- PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
Agri-food and livestock systems
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Sustainability and environmental analysis