Agr. Eng. Gabriela Cruz is Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Systems at the Faculty of Agronomy and belongs to the coordinating team of the Interdisciplinary Center for Response to Climate Change and Variability of the Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Her research focuses on the effects on climate change and variability on different agricultural and livestock systems. She currently leads the project Transferring climate knowledge in the science-policy interface for adaptation to drought in Uruguay (CRN 3106), supported by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.