Dr Rodriguez obtained his Bachelor degree in Agriculture (Univ of Buenos Aires) and completed a research masters on Crop Sciences (Wageningen University), and a Doctorate in crop physiology and crop modelling (Wageningen University). He completed post-doctoral positions with AB-DLO Research between 1998 and 1999, and with Wageningen University between 1999 and 2001.
Daniel worked as Principal Scientist in systems modelling with Primary Industries Research Victoria in Horsham between 2001 and 2005, and as Principal Scientists and Focus Team Leader with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries in Toowoomba, Queensland before joining UQ in 2010.
Daniel has a background in crop eco-physiology and systems modelling. His research underpins the development and application of more integrative and trans-disciplinary systems-analysis approaches to help understand and solve complex challenges in high- and low-income countries. In Australia he uses participatory whole-farm modelling approaches to quantify opportunities to design more profitable and resilient farming systems.