Carlos Gonzales Fischer


Postdoctoral Scientist,

Originally from Argentina, Carlos joined the NZAGRC in early 2020 to support our contribution to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.

Carlos’ research looks 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 is also working with the GRA’s Livestock Research Group to produce a paper on Livestock and Sustainable Agri-food Futures.

Carlos came to New Zealand after working as a technical consultant to the National UN-REDD Programme in Argentina, helping to formulate the country’s long-term, low-carbon development strategy. He has previously served as a Scientific Officer with Compassion in World Farming (a UK-based global NGO), as an independent consultant on sustainable food production and consumption, 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).

He holds a Licenciado degree and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires.