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Luciana Porfirio

Research Scientist | Honorary Lecturer at the Fenner School of Enviroment & Society | Visiting scientist at CSIRO, Australian National University

Dr. Porfirio has established herself as an expert in climate adaptation and mitigation especially as it affects agricultural production and food security. Dr. Porfirio’s experience as a scientist started in 2000 at the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina as undergraduate and research assistant using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to monitor agricultural production and inform in farmers decision making processes.

Dr Porfirio finished her PhD in environmental science at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2013. Since then, she has published more than 20 scientific articles as author or co-author. During the period 2011-2014 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in an interdisciplinary project at the Landscapes and Policy Hub (LaP), funded by the National Environmental Research Program (NERP) at the Australian National University. Dr Porfirio has done a second postdoctoral position at the Climate Science Centre in CSIRO from 2014 to January 2018. During this period she worked with the Australian Global Integrated Assessment Model (GIAM) to analyse the impact of climate on agricultural production and food trade at the global scale.


  • 2019–present
    Honorary Lecturer, Australian National University
  • 2018–2019
    Research scientist, CSIRO
  • 2014–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, CSIRO
  • 2011–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Australian National University
  • 2006–2011
    Junior scientist, Australian National University


  • 2013 
    Fenner School of Environment & Society, PhD