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Researcher: Christie, KM (Dr Karen Christie)

Fields of Research

Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Agricultural production systems simulation
Agronomy
Crop and pasture production
Sustainable agricultural development
Animal production
Crop and pasture nutrition
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Global change biology
Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
Carbon sequestration science
Crop and pasture biomass and bioproducts
Animal management
Animal growth and development
Agricultural management of nutrients
Environmental studies in animal production
Greenhouse gas inventories and fluxes

Research Objectives

Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Dairy cattle
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from plant production
Other animal production and animal primary products
Climate change mitigation strategies
Sheep for meat
Soils
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Management of gaseous waste from animal production (excl. greenhouse gases)
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Beef cattle
Management of liquid waste from plant production (excl. water)
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Management of liquid waste from animal production (excl. water)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Comparison of Seasonal Growth Rates of Cocksfoot, Prairie Grass and Ryegrass Under Irrigation; National Dairy Alliance Dairy Science Symposium 2006
A review of whole farm-system analysis in evaluating greenhouse-gas mitigation strategies from livestock production systems; Animal Production Science
A simple carbon offset scenario tool (COST) for assessing dairy farm abatement options; 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
A simple carbon offset scenario tool (COST) for assessing sheep enterprise intervention options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 8th International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals
A whole farm system analysis of Greenhouse gas emissions from simulated dairy farm systems in Australia; Greenhouse 2009 Climate Change & Resources
A whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of 60 Tasmanian dairy farms; Animal Feed Science and Technology: An International Scientific Journal
A whole farm systems analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of 60 Tasmanian dairy farms; 4th International Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference
Adapting to increase in mean daily temperature by increasing the heat tolerance of perennial ryegrass; The Inaugural National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference
Ammonia volatilisation from grazed, pasture based dairy farming systems; Agricultural Systems
An historical analysis of the changes in pasture production, growing season and the number of wet and dry days in three dairy regions of South Eastern Australia; The Inaugural National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference
Assessing the reliability of dynamical and historical climate forecasts in simulating hindcast pasture growth rates; Animal Production Science
Australian dairy farm greenhouse gas emissions
Can seasonal soil N mineralisation trends be leveraged to enhance pasture growth?; Science of the Total Environment
Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 December 2012 to 1 May 2013
Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 December 2013 to 14 May 2014
Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 July 2012 to 1 December 2012
Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 May 2013 to 1 December 2013
Carbon footprint of milk production from dairy cows in Australia; International Dairy Journal
Carbon myopia: the urgent need for integrated social, economic and environmental action in the livestock sector; Global Change Biology
Characterising dairy cattle behaviours by observation, accelerometers and video; 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management (SELM) Symposium
Climate change impacts on Australian grazing systems addendum: whole farm systems analysis and tools for the Australian and New Zealand grazing industries project report
Climate change impacts on Australian grazing systems: whole farm systems analysis and tools for the Australian and New Zealand grazing industries project report
Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and a carbon pollution reduction scheme - What does it mean for dairying in Tasmania?; Proceedings of the 2009 Tasmanian Branch Annual Conference “Greener grass, the new approach”
Current and future direction of nitrogen fertiliser use in Australian grazing systems; Crop and Pasture Science
Development of a More Relevant Forage Base for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry
DGAS software for modelling and managing greenhouse gas emissions for Australian dairy farms; 4th International Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference
Effects of deficit rainfall and rooting depth of perennial ryegrass on pasture production in South East Australia; The Inaugural National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference
Evaluating approaches to improving animal nitrogen use efficiency and reducing nitrous oxide emissions on dairy farms in south-eastern Australia; Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference
Fertiliser strategies for improving nitrogen use efficiency in grazed dairy pastures; Agricultural Systems
Frequency of wet and dry soil conditions in Tasmanian beef and sheep regions under future climate scenarios; 53rd Annual Grasslands Society of Southern Australia
Grasslands; Living in a Warmer World: How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives
Grazing Rotation and Pasture Utilisation
Greenhouse gas emissions and potential mitigation options for the Australian dairy industry
Greenhouse gas emissions and the DGAS calculator
Greenhouse gas emissions of lamb production in Tasmania; Climate Change Research Strategies for Primary Industries Conference
How much greenhouse gas is your farm producing?
How much greenhouse gas is your farm producing?
Investigating the management requirements of cocksfoot and prairie grass pastures to maximise production, persistence and quality under dryland and irrigated conditions
Is a target pasture growth of 12 tonnes of dry matter per hectare under dryland conditions achievable in Tasmania?; Grasslands Society of Southern Australia 48th Annual Confernce
Is a target pasture growth of 20 tonnes of dry matter per hectare under irrigation achievable in Tasmania?; Grasslands Society of Southern Australia 48th Annual Confernce
Livestock; Living in a Warmer World: How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives
Milk production from cocksfoot and prairie grass pastures; Grassland Society of Southern Australia 46th Annual Conference
Milk Production from Irrigated Cocksfoot and Prairie Grass Pastures; National Dairy Alliance Dairy Science Symposium 2006
Modelling adaptation and mitigation strategies for southern livestock industries of Australia; 22nd International Grasslands Congress 2013
Modelling approaches to adapting pasture based dairy systems to a changing climate in a carbon constrained world; The Inaugural National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference
Modelling deficit irrigation strategies for dairy regions of Australia; XXI International Grasslands Congress
Modelling enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality; Animal Production Science
Modelling enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Modelling future climate scenarios for North West Tasmania; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2012
Modelling pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole-farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities; Animal Production Science
More Profit from Nitrogen: Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms - Final Report
New tool for farmers to tackle greenhouse gas emissions
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate - milestone report 2
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate - milestone report 3
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate - milestone report 5
Pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities; Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014
Post-grazing Residuals and Pasture Utilisation
Potential of deficit irrigation to increase marginal irrigation response of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) on Tasmanian dairy farms; Crop & Pasture Science
Prairie grass at ERDS
Prairie grass establishment trial
Predicted frequency of wet and dry soil conditions in Tasmanian dairy regions under future climate scenarios; 16th Australian Agronomy Conference
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms - milestone report 8
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms: Milestone 7 report
Responses of Tasmanian dairy pastures to irrigation; Grasslands Society of Southern Australia 48th Annual Confernce
Revised greenhouse-gas emissions from Australian dairy farms following application of updated methodology; Animal Production Science
Ryegrass variety study
Simulated seasonal responses of grazed dairy pastures to nitrogen fertilizer in SE Australia: N loss and recovery; Agricultural Systems
Simulated seasonal responses of grazed dairy pastures to nitrogen fertilizer in SE Australia: pasture production; Agricultural Systems
Synergies and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation: future pathways for Australian dairy farms; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Tassie Dairy News
The role of whole farm system analysis in evaluating GHG mitigation strategies from livestock production systems; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Timing of autumn breaks and length of springs in Tasmanian beef and sheep regions under future climate scenarios; 53rd Annual Grasslands Society of Southern Australia
Timing of autumn breaks and length of springs in Tasmanian dairy regions under future climate scenarios; 16th Australian Agronomy Conference
Use of modelling to identify perennial ryegrass plant traits for future warmer and drier climates; Crop and Pasture Science
Use of optical sensor technology to reduce nitrogen fertiliser inputs on dairy farms; 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium
Use of optical sensor to reduce nitrogen inputs to intensively grazed pastures; Precision Dairy Farming 2016
Using a modelling approach to evaluate two options for improving animal nitrogen use efficiency and reducing nitrous oxide emissions on dairy farms in southern Australia; Animal Production Science
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries: progress report 5
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas emission abatement strategies for dairy farms
Whole farm systems analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of Australian dairy farms; The Inaugural National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference
Whole-farm systems analysis of Australian dairy farms greenhouse gas emissions; Animal Production Science
Yield and water use efficiency of seven summer forages; Grassland Society of Southern Australia 46th Annual Conference
Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Seven Summer Forages Under Irrigation in Northern Tasmania; National Dairy Alliance Dairy Science Symposium 2006

Research Projects

Managing carbon in livestock systems: modelling options for net carbon balance; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
More Profit from Nitrogen: enhancing the nutrient use efficiency of intensive cropping and pasture systems; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Sustainable pathways to CN30; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Whole Farm Systems Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Southern Grazing Industries; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Whole Farm Systems Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Southern Grazing Industries - Project Extension; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Whole Farm Systems Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emission Abatement Strategies for Dairy Farms; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Australian Dairy Carbon Calculator
Carbon Footprint of the Australian Dairy Industry
Enhancement of and training in the use of dairy industry carbon calculators
Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Dairy Farmers
LiveGAPS 2 Understanding livestock yield gaps for poverty alleviation, food security and sustainability

Research Candidate Supervision