Tammi Jonas | Political ecology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Tammi Jonas | Political ecology | Best Researcher Award

Experienced Agroecologist and President of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, leading Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths since 2011. Specializes in heritage breed livestock and operates a Primesafe-licensed butcher shop. Educator in butchery and meat literacy. Lecturer at Southern Cross University, former Senior Risk Analyst at TEQSA, and past leadership roles in various agricultural and educational organizations. Holds a PhD in Agriculture & Environment, a Certificate IV in Meat Processing, and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Studies and Education. Advocates for smallholders at international forums, promoting agroecology and food sovereignty



Education 🎓

PhD in Agriculture & Environment, University of Western Australia (2024) 🌱Dissertation: Australia’s New Peasantry and the Rise of Agroecology: Biodiverse, Decolonial and Non-Capitalist Praxes on Small-Scale FarmsInvestigating the biodiverse, non-capitalist, and anti-colonial values and practices of small-scale livestock farmers, and how to build an agroecological state.Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) (2022) 🥩Meat InspectorTo undertake inspection in future Meat Collective @ Jonai Abattoir.PhD (non-completion) in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne (2006-2014) 📚Dissertation: Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan: Melbourne Culinary EconomiesPostgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies), University of Melbourne (2005) 📜Postgraduate Bachelor of Education, Deakin University (1996) 🎓CTEFLA, RSA/Cambridge Certificate, Holmes College (1993) 📚Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, San Diego (1993) 🧠

Relevant Experience 📚

Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths (2011-present) 🌾

Agroecologist🐖 Farm heritage breed Large Black pastured pigs & Dairy Short Horn cattle.🥩 Operate a Primesafe-licensed on-farm butcher’s shop producing fresh cuts, smallgoods, and charcuterie under HAACP since 2014.👩‍🏫 Teach workshops on butchering, salami making, and meat literacy.🏗️ Recently attained development approval to build a collectively governed on-farm micro-abattoir for approximately 15 smallholders.

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) (2014-present) 🌍


🌟 Represent smallholders at local, state, national, and international levels, including across processes of FAO, the CBD, the ITPGRFA, the CGRFA, ASEAN, and the CSIPM.🌐 AFSA is a member of:the IPC for Food Sovereignty (coordinator of Asia Pacific regional committee and the working group on agricultural biodiversity),La Via Campesina, andUrgenci: the international network for community-supported agriculture.

Publications Top Notes 📝

1. Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan

Journal: Cultural Studies Review 19 (1), 117-137, 2013
Citations: 23

2. Health Before Medicine: Community Resilience in Food Landscapes

Authors: RG Wallace, R Alders, R Kock, T Jonas, R Wallace, L Hogerwerf
Source: One Planet, One Health: Looking After Humans, Animals and the Environment, 2019
Citations: 13

3. Industrial Agricultural Environments

Authors: RG Wallace, A Liebman, D Weisberger, T Jonas, L Bergmann, R Kock, …
Journal: Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species, 194-214, 2021
Citations: 12

4. Peoples’ Solutions to Food Systems Transformation in Asia and the Pacific

Journal: Development 64 (3), 295-298, 2021
Citations: 7

5. Developing a Critical Writing Pedagogy: A Discontinuous Narrative

Authors: B Kamler, K Cousins, T Jonas, B Lawson, D Linden
Journal: English in Australia, 24-42, 1997
Citations: 5

6. Regenerative Agriculture and Agroecology—What’s in a Name?

Journal: Food Ethics 24 (6), 2021
Citations: 4

7. The Research Education Experience: Investigating Higher Degree by Research Candidates’ Experiences in Australian Universities

Authors: T Jonas, CA Croker
Year: 2012
Citations: 3

8. Agroecology for Structural One Health

Authors: T Jonas, B Trethewey
Journal: Development 66 (3), 238-244, 2023
Citations: 1

9. Responsibility to Country: Decolonizing Agriculture with Agroecology in Australia

Authors: T Jonas, A Wessell
Journal: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 8 (2), 254-260, 2020
Citations: 1

10. What’s Natural About Capital? Agroecology as Resistance to the New Frontier of Colonial Capitalist Carbon Farming

Journal: Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2024

Mrs. Pooja Pandey | Occupational Safety | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. Pooja Pandey | Occupational Safety | Young Scientist Award

Mrs at University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Dynamic 🔥 researcher and educator with expertise in Wildfire Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Holding a PhD in European Interagency Exchange, Pooja’s research has led to publications on global wildfire risk and Europe-wide prevention strategies. With a background in MSc studies focusing on streamflow analysis and forest fire risk modeling, Pooja excels in interdisciplinary collaboration and stakeholder engagement. Awarded for presentations and recognized for contributions to climate education initiatives, Pooja brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for addressing social and environmental challenges. Pooja is committed to continuous learning and professional development.


🎓 Education

| European University Cyprus | PhD | 2024 | Thesis: European Interagency Exchange in Integrated Fire Management | | University of Leeds | MSc | 2020 | Dissertation: Analyzing Trends in Streamflow and its linkages with Precipitation | | Amity University | MSc | 2017 | Dissertation: Utilization of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Fire Risk Modelling | | University of Delhi | B.A. (Hons) | 2016 | Dissertation: Determining the Natural and Physical Factors influencing Tourism in Himalayas |

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience

Wageningen University | MSc | Guest Lecturer: Integrated Wildfire ManagementEuropean University Cyprus | MSc | Thesis Supervisor

👩‍💼 Experience

University of Southampton | 2024 | Super RecruiterCentre for the South | 2023 | Knowledge Exchange FellowCERIDES | 2020-2023 | Research AssociateDefense Research and Development Organization | 2017-2018🏅 AwardsICCMP | 2022 | Best Presentation Award – International Conference on Crisis Management & PlanningMarie Curie Scholarship | 2020 | Early Career ResearcherUniversity of Leeds | 2019 | Leeds University International Excellence Scholarship🗣️ LanguagesNative: English and HindiBeginner: German (B1), Spanish – A1, Greek – A1

📚 Recent Publications

Science Direct: A global outlook on increasing wildfire risk: Current policy situation and future pathwaysSpringer: Proposed actions towards streamlining Europewide prevention strategies in wildfire managementEuropean JRC: Analysis of 2021 critical wildfire events in the Mediterranean region

🔍 Acquired Expertise

Linking Science & Practice | Wageningen UniversityWildfire Management Plan Training | Nature & Forestry EnglandQualitative Data Analysis | UdemyScience Policy Interaction | European Forest InstituteSatellite Observations and Tools for Fire Risk, Detection, and Analysis | NASAFuture Challenges: Stakeholder Engagement | Pau Costa FoundationFire in the landscape: introduction to biophysical aspects | Wageningen UniversityCitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life | Harvard UniversityWildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment in Europe | SFPE, Portugal

🚀 Professional Development Events

Local Government Knowledge Exchange EventPanelist – Future wildfire risk scenarios addressing the expected impacts by the Green Deal related to building.Member of the “Education for Climate Coalition – Cyprus.”Presented research before the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Commissioner of Australia in Cyprus, the Commissioner of Israel in Cyprus.Presented at several International conferencesPublished several reviews/blogs/articles.Presented findings on Smart Cities – Challenges and Visions Ahead

📝 Training Experience

National Observatory of Athens | Greece: WUI mapping for fire prevention in Attica regionTecnosylva | Spain: GIS based wildfire risk assessment in CyprusFireAID | Denmark: Wildfire Management in DenmarkNational Institute of Disaster Management| India: Wildfire Risk Assessment in Uttarakhand, India

Publications Top Notes 📝

🔍 Analysis of 2021 Critical Wildfire Events in the Mediterranean Region

Source: Publications Office of the European Union

Publication Year: 2023

Type: Book Chapter

DOI: 10.2760/562495

Contributors: Pooja Pandey

🌍 A Global Outlook on Increasing Wildfire Risk: Current Policy Situation and Future Pathways

Source: Trees, Forests and People

Publication Year: 2023

Type: Journal Article

DOI: 10.1016/j.tfp.2023.100431



Marina Dimitrijevic | Physical Chemistry | Young Scientist Award

 Ms. Marina Dimitrijevic | Plant Pathology | Young Scientist Award

Ms. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science Serbia

👩‍🔬 I am deeply passionate about chemistry and pharmaceutical research, with a focus on synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of bioactive compounds. My academic journey has been marked by significant contributions to the field, including the publication of research work in prestigious SCI-listed journals.🌟






  • PhD Studies, Chemistry Faculty of Sciences, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Specialization: Organic Chemistry Commenced: 2021. Master of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2020-2021. Bachelor of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2016-2020

💼Work Experience

Research Trainee
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
2022 – Present

Conducting scientific research focused on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, with a specific emphasis on developing small molecules as potential inhibitors of the enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (hDHODH).Engaged in teaching Organic Chemistry courses, imparting knowledge and expertise to students.Acting as a mentor at the Regional Center for Talented Children in Kragujevac, guiding and supporting the development of young talents.


My areas of expertise include:

  • Synthesis of organic compounds
  • Spectroscopic analysis techniques
  • Chromatographic methods
  • Pharmacological properties and evaluation of compounds

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Rapid access to pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones: An improved synthetic protocol using a precursor prepared by Pfitzinger reaction
    • Journal: Tetrahedron
    • Volume: 132
    • Year: 2023
    • Pages: 133236


  1. Title: Discovery of a new class of potent pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones based inhibitors of human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase: Synthesis, pharmacological and toxicological evaluation
    • Journal: Bioorganic chemistry
    • Volume: 147
    • Year: 2024
    • Pages: 107359