School of Earth and Environment

Marcelo Galdos Dr Marcelo Galdos

University Academic Fellow in Modelling Food Security and Climate Impacts

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 39102
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Room: 10.113

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Marcelo Galdos is a University Academic Fellow in Modelling Food Security and Climate Impacts, in a joint position at the University of Leeds and the UK Met Office. Marcelo focuses on climate-smart agriculture using crop and soil organic matter modelling and geospatial analysis. He graduated in International Agricultural Development and has experience in agricultural extension work in Africa and South America. He has focused his research career on sustainable agriculture with emphasis on soils, with a Master’s in AgriEnvironmental Resources Management and a PhD in Soil Science and Tropical Agriculture. He has developed postdoctoral work in life cycle analysis and carbon footprints of agricultural products.

He has used quantitative tools to evaluate soil biological, chemical and physical quality indicators, and used biogeochemical models from plot to landscape scale to simulate crop yields, soil organic matter dynamics and greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems.

His current research is aimed at evaluating the sustainability of food, fuel, fiber and feed production under different land use and climate scenarios, supporting stakeholders in the development and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies.


  • MSc in AgriEnvironmental Resources Management, 2001-2003, Agronomic Institute of Campinas, Brazil

  • PhD in Soil Science, 2003-2007, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colorado State University, USA


  • Priestley International Centre for Climate

  • Energy Leeds - Bioenergy

  • Fellow in the British Society of Soil Science

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Journal of Soil Science

  • Member of the administrative council of the Bioenergy Society