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Professor Charles Godfray

Professor Charles Godfray

Hope Professor and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food,

Oxford University


Biography:

Charles Godfray is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution and epidemiology.

He is interested in how the global food system will need to change and adapt to the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and in particular in the concept of sustainable intensification, and the relationship between food production, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

He chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government's Foresight Project on the Future of Food and Farming and is a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the UK Global Food Security Programme and the Steering Group of the UK Government Green Food Project. He is also a member of the writing team for the UN's Committee on World Food Security, High Level Panel of Experts report on Climate Change and Food Security.

Keywords

  • population and community ecology
  • evolutionary biology
  • food security
  • the interface between science and policy