Journal Articles

Waha, K., Accatino, F., Godde, C., Rigolot, C., Bogard, J., Domingues, J.P., Gotor, E., Herrero, M., Martin, G., Mason D’Croz, D., Tacconi, F., van Wijk, M. 2022. The benefits and trade-offs of agricultural diversity for food security in low- and middle-income countries: A review of existing knowledge and evidence. Global Food Security.

Piipponen, J., Jalava, M., de Leeuw, J., Rizayeva, A., Godde, C., Cramer, G., Herrero, M., Kummu, M., 2022. Global trends in grassland carrying capacity and relative stocking density of livestock. Global Change Biology.

Godde, C., Mason D’Croz, D, Mayberry, D, Thornton, P.K., Herrero, M., 2021. Impacts of climate change on the livestock food supply chain; a review of the evidence. Global Food Security.

Godde, C., El Hassan, M., McDonald, S., 2020. Editorial: Resilient future rangelands – integrating environment and livelihoods. The Rangeland Journal.

Nielsen, U.N., Stafford-Smith, M., Metternicht, G.I., Ash, A., Baumber, A., Boer, M.M., Booth, S., Burnside, D., Churchill, A.C., El Hassan, M., Friedel, M.H., Godde, C.M., Kelly, D., Kelly, M., Leys, J.F., McDonald, S.E., Maru, Y.T., Phelps, D.G., Ridges, M., Simpson, G., Traill, B., Walker, B., Waters, C.M., Whyte, A.W., 2020. Challenges, solutions and research priorities for sustainable rangelands. Rangeland Journal.

Herrero, M., Thornton, P.K., Mason-D’Croz, D., Palmer, J., Bodirsky, B.L., Pradhan, P., Barrett, C.D., Benton, T.G., Hall, A., Pikaar, I., Bogard, J.R., Bonnett, G., Bryan, B.A., Campbell, B.M., Christensen, S., Clark, M., Fanzo, J., Godde, C.M., Jarvis, A., Loboguerrero, A.M., Mathys, A., McIntyre, C.L., Naylor, R.L., Nelson, R., Obersteiner, M., Parodi, A., Popp, A., Ricketts, K., Smith, P., Valin, H., Vermeulen, S.J., Vervoort, J., Wijk, M.T. van, Zanten, H.H.E. van, West, P., Wood, S.A., Rockstrom, J., 2020. Articulating the impact of food systems innovation on the Sustainable Development Goals. Lancet Planetary Health.

Damerau, K., Davis, K.F., Godde, C., Herrero, M., Springmann, M., Bhupathiraju, S., Myers, S., Willett, W., 2020. India has natural resource capacity to achieve nutrition security, reduce health risks and improve environmental sustainability. Nature Food

Ricciardi, V., Wane, A., Singh Sidhu, B., Godde, C., Solomon, D., McCullough, E., Diekmann, F., Porciello, J., Jain, M., Randall, N., Mehrabi, Z., 2020. A scoping review of research funding for small-scale farmers in water scarce regions. Nature Sustainability

Herrero, M., Thornton, P.K., Mason-D’Croz, D., Palmer, J., Benton, T.G., Bodirsky, B.L., Bogard, J., Hall, A., Lee, B., Nyborg, K., Pradhan, P., Bonnett, G., Bryan, B.A., Campbell, B.M., Christensen, S., Clark, M., Cook, M., Boer, I.J.M. de, Downs, C., Dizyee, K., Folberth, C., Godde, C., Gerber, J., Grundy, M., Havlik, P., Jarvis, A., King, R., Loboguerrero, A.M., Lopes, M.A., McIntyre, C.L., Naylor, R., Navarro, J., Obersteiner, M., Parodi, A., B., M.P., Pikaar, I., Popp, A., Rockström, J., Robertson, M., Smith, P., Stehfest, E., Swain, S.M., Valin, H., Wijk, M. van, Zanten, H.H.E. Van, Vermeulen, S., Vervoort, J., West, P., 2020. Innovation can accelerate the transition towards a sustainable food system. Nature Food.

Di Marco, M., Baker, M., Daszak, P., De Barro, P., Eskew, E., Godde, C., Harwood, T., Herrero, M., Hoskins, A., Johnson, E., Karesh, W., Machalaba, C., Navarro Garcia, J., Paini, D., Pirzl, R., Stafford Smith, M., Zambrana-Torrelio, C., Ferrier, S., 2020. Sustainable development must account for pandemic risk. PNAS.

Godde, C., Boone, R., Ash, A., Waha, K., Sloat, L., Thornton, P., Herrero, M., 2020. Global rangeland production systems and livelihoods at threat under climate change and variability. Environmental Research Letters

Godde, C., De Boer, I., Ermgassen, E., Herrero, M., Middelaar, C. Van, Muller, A., Röös, E., Schader, C., Smith, P.,  Zanten, H. Van, Garnett, T., 2020. Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations. Climatic Change

Godde, C., Dizyee, K., Ash, A., Thornton, P., Sloat, L., Roura, E, Henderson, B., Herrero, M., 2019. Climate change and variability impacts on grazing herds: Insights from a system dynamics approach for semi-arid Australian rangelands. Global Change Biology.

Herrero, M., Mason-D’Croz, D., Godde, C.M., Palmer, J., Thornton, P.K., Gill, M., 2018. Livestock, land and the environmental limits of animal-sourced food consumption. CGIAR Science Forum 2018.

Sloat, L.L., Gerber, J.S., Samberg, L.H., Smith, W.K., Herrero, M., Ferreira, L.G., Godde, C.M., West, P.C., 2018. Increasing importance of precipitation variability on global livestock grazing lands. Nature Climate Change.

Godde, C., Garnett, T., Thornton, P., Ash, A., Herrero, M., 2017. Grazing systems expansion and intensification: drivers, dynamics, and trade-offs. Global Food Security.

Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Galetti, M., Newsome, T.M., Alamgir, M., Crist, E., Mahmoud, M.I., Laurance, W.F., 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries, 2017. World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice. Bioscience 67(1), 1026–1028.

Mayberry, D., Ash, A., Prestwidge, D., Godde, C., Henderson, B., Duncan, A., Blummel, M., Reddy, Y.R., Herrero, M. (2017). Yield gap analyses to estimate attainable bovine milk yields and evaluate options to increase production in Ethiopia and India . Agric. Syst.

Henderson, B., Golub, A., Pambudi, D., Hertel, T., Godde, C., Herrero, M., Cacho, O., Gerber, P., 2017. The power and pain of market-based carbon policies : a global application to greenhouse gases from ruminant livestock production. Mitig. Adapt. Strateg. Glob. Chang.

Godde, C.M., Thorburn, P.J., Biggs, J.S., Meier, E.A., 2016. Understanding the Impacts of Soil, Climate, and Farming Practices on Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration : A Simulation Study in Australia. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 1–15.

Henderson, B., Godde, C., Medina-Hidalgo, D., van Wijk, M., Silvestri, S., Douxchamps, S., Stephenson, E., Power, B., Rigolot, C., Cacho, O., Herrero, M., 2015. Closing system-wide yield gaps to increase food production and mitigate GHGs among mixed crop-livestock smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agric. Syst. 143, 106–113.

Conference Proceedings

Godde, C.M., Herrero, M., Rodriguez, D., Ash, A., 2016. A framework for studying the drivers of grazing systems intensification in the tropics, in: Iwaasa, A., Lardner, H.A. (Bart), Schellenberg, M., Willms, W., Larson, K. (Eds.), The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World: Proceedings 10th International Rangeland Congress. Saskatoon, Canada, pp. 1–2.

Mayberry, D., Prestwidge, D., Godde, C., Ash, A., Blummel, M., Ramana Reddy, Y., Herrero, M., 2016. Quantifying the scale of livestock yield gaps in India and identifying opportunities for investment, in: The Australian Society of Animal Production. Adelaide, Australia, p. 1.


Hendriks, S., de Groot Ruiz, A., Acosta, M.H., Baumers, H., Galgani, P., Mason-D’Croz, D., Godde, C., Waha, K., Kanidou, D., von Braun, J. and Benitez, M., 2021. The True Cost and True Price of Food. United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021.

Herrero, M., Mason-D’Croz, D., Thornton, P., Fanzo, J., Rushton, J., Godde, C., Bellows, A., de Groot, A., Palmer, J.,  Chang, J., van Zanten, H., Wieland, B., DeClerck, F., Nordhagen, S., Gill, M. 2021. Livestock and sustainable food systems: Status, trends, and priority actions. United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021.

Garnett, T.*, Godde, C.*, Muller, A., Röös, E., Smith, P., Boer, I. De, Ermgassen, E., Herrero, M., Middelaar, C. Van, Schader, C., Zanten, H. Van, 2017. 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. Oxford, UK. *lead-authors

Herrero, M., Mayberry, D., van de Steeg, J., Phelan, D., Ash, A., Robinson, T., Henderson, B., Gilbert, M., van Wijk, M., Godde, C., Blummel, M., Prestwidge, D., Stephenson, E., Power, B., Parsons, D., 2015. Understanding Livestock Yield Gaps for Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and the Environment. CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia.

Editor – Special Issues

Guest Editor for The Rangeland Journal Volume 42, Numbers 4 & 5 2020. Resilient Future Rangelands – Integrating Environment and Livelihoods


Godde, C., 2019. Grazing Systems Dynamics and Climate Change. The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 10.14264/uql.2019.850


Non-academic children book: Godde, C., 2016. Farmers of the world. Ginger Press, Brisbane.

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