My new Children’s book: Farmers of the World

I have just published a new Children’s book: Farmers of the world! As you might know, I love travelling and meeting the farmers and children who inspire my writing and painting. The stories of this book are based on authentic conversations with small farmers from all around the world who provide us with the delicious food that…

Grazing systems dynamics around the world

Considering the rapidity of the changes in global livestock demand and production, the large spatial extent of grazing systems (22% of the Earth’s ice-free land surface is under permanent pastures), as well as the impact of grazing systems dynamics on our society and the environment, there is an urgent need to influence the drivers of…

(4/4) – So, what’s next?

This post is the last one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership movement Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first ones, here they are: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

(3/4) – All voices matter

This post is the third one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership program Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first ones, here they are: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

(2/4) The Antactica of many facets

This post is the second one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership program Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first post, here it is: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

Is Climate Change a Risk to Global Grazing Lands?

A new study published in Nature Climate Change by Lindsey Sloat (Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota) et al., and on which I am co-author has found year-to-year variability in rainfall has increased in the world’s grazing lands over the last century. Pastures and rangelands underpin global meat and milk production and are a critical…

Mental Health First Aid tips & tricks

***A Healthy new year!*** Want to lean tips, tricks and tools for taking care of your mental health and of the one of others? Here is a summary of some of the things I have learnt from a course I co-organised and participated in at The University of Queensland in January 2018.  If you are interested in learning…

Grazed and Confused?

Grazed and confused? Ruminating on cattle, grazing systems, methane, nitrous oxide, the soil carbon sequestration question – and what it all means for greenhouse gas emissions Today, I am very pleased to present to you the findings of a newly published report on which I am co-lead author with Tara Garnett from the Food Climate…

Culture Shock – Communicating in a Global Environment

I recently attended a fabulous UQ workshop presented by Dr. Maryam Jamarani: “Communicating in a Global environment”. It was so interesting that I wish to share a bit of it with you. A big thank to Maryam who accepted me to share some of her slides and content. We are so similar yet all unique! What is culture? A complex…

Leadership, Inclusion and Diversity

Hi there! I recently applied to take part in the Homeward Bound initiative (by the way, you can follow the journey by signing up!). “Homeward Bound is a groundbreaking leadership, strategic and science initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of…