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Researcher: Lefroy, EC (Professor Ted Lefroy)

Fields of Research

Environmental Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Sciences
Terrestrial Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics (excl. Physical Combinatorics)
Plant Biology
Agroforestry
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Crop and Pasture Production
Environmental Science and Management
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Invasive Species Ecology
Climate Change Processes
Population Ecology
Soil Sciences
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Agricultural Land Management
Ecology
Public Administration
Environmental Impact Assessment
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Social and Cultural Geography
Economic Geography
Regional Analysis and Development
Surfacewater Hydrology
Macroeconomic Theory
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Agronomy
Animal Production

Research Objectives

Environment
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Sustainability Indicators
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Defence
Land and Water Management of environments
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Air Quality
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Rural Land Evaluation
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Heritage
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Industrial Gases
Understanding Australia's Past
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Native Forests

Career Best Publications

Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems; Kluwer
Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production. Case Studies from Australian Forests and Fisheries ; CSIRO Publishing
Energy analysis of three cropping systems in south western Australia; Ecological Modelling
Landscape Logic: Integrating science for landscape management; CSIRO Publishing

Research Publications

A framework for incorporating fine-scale dispersal behaviour into biodiversity conservation planning; Landscape and Urban Planning
A systematic review of the impacts and management of introduced deer (family Cervidae) in Australia; Wildlife Research
Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems; Kluwer
Agroforestry and the functional mimicry of natural ecosystems ; Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management
Aligning on-farm biodiversity with regional plans and targets: Introducing BiGG - Biodiversity in Grain & Graze; Stipa National Native Grasses Conference on the Management of Native Grasses and Pastures
Aligning on-farm biodiversity with regional plans and targets: Introducing BiGG - Biodiversity in Grain & Graze; Stipa National Native Grasses Conference on the Management of Native Grasses and Pastures
Alley farming: new vision for Western Australian farmland; Journal of Agriculture
An evaluation of strategies used by Landscapes and Policy Hub to achieve interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
An index for quantifying the trade-off between drainage and productivity in tree crop mixtures; Agricultural Water Management
Assessing the contribution of mixed farming systems to biodiversity across Australia's sheep-wheat zone: The Grain & Graze participatory research model; Joint XXI International Grassland and VIII International Rangeland Congress 2008
Avon River Basin 2050: Four regional scenarios for the next half-century
Beyond threat- and asset-based approaches to natural resource management in Australia; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Biodiversity in 'Grain & Graze': a BiGG analysis of biodiversity in mixed farming systems across Australia's sheep-wheat zone; INTECOL 10
Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production. Case Studies from Australian Forests and Fisheries ; CSIRO Publishing
Book review: Nature and Farming: Sustaining Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes
Brave new green world - Consequences of a carbon economy for the conservation of Australian biodiversity; Biological Conservation
Changing fortunes: a brief history of external earnings in CSIRO 1926-2015; Historical Records of Australian Science
Chapter 27. Connectivity conservation management; Protected Area Governance and Management
Characterising landscape connectivity for conservation planning using a dispersal guild approach; Landscape Ecology
Characterizing spatial uncertainty when integrating social data in conservation planning; Conservation Biology
Closing the adaptive management loop: why practical experience is necessary but not sufficient and science is essential but not always right; Biodiversity: integrating conservation and production
Conference overview; Veg Futures: Australia's national vegetation conference 08
Could Tasmania be carbon profitable?
Deep drainage control and yield: The trade-off between trees and crops in agroforestry systems in the medium to low rainfall areas of Australia; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Designing environmental research for impact; Science of The Total Environment
Ecological indicators for sustainable agriculture; Australian Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Energy analysis of three cropping systems in south western Australia; Ecological Modelling
Farming as if we belong; Pacific Conservation Biology
Fighting fire in the wilderness: learning from Tasmania
Forage Trees and Shrubs in Australia: Their Current Use and Future Potential
Forests as a sacred place in Western mythology; Australian Forest Grower
Fragility, health and design: Conceptual challenges for Australian Agriculture; Agriculture for the Australian Environment
Framework for a participative reflection on the accomplishment of transdisciplinary research programs; Environmental Science and Policy
From static connectivity modelling to scenario-based planning at local and regional scales; Journal for Nature Conservation
Functional mimics of natural ecosystems as a basis for sustainable agriculture; Nature Conservation 5: Conservation in Production Environments
General approach to planning connectivity from local scales to regional (GAP CLoSR): combining multi-criteria analysis and connectivity science to enhance conservation outcomes at regional scale in the Lower Hunter
Governance design for adaptation and transformation in social-ecological systems; Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems
Greater Hunter landscape connectivity assessment
Growth and water use of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus) trees in alley and plantation systems; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Improving the use of species distribution models in conservation planning and management under climate change; PLoS ONE
Inferring landscape-scale land-use impacts on rivers using data from mesocosm experiments and artificial neural networks; PLoS ONE
Integrating economic and ecological considerations; a theoretical framework; Reintegrating Fragmented Landscapes: towards sustainable agriculture and nature conservation
Integrating science for landscape management; Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management
Interdisciplinary research is about people as well as concepts and methods; Disciplining the Interdisciplinary: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems.
Introduction: improving the evidence base for natural resource management; Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management
Land use intensification: effects on agriculture, biodiversity and ecological processes; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Landscape Logic: Integrating science for landscape management; CSIRO Publishing
Lessons from studying water quality in agricultural catchments; Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management
Mapping scenario narratives: a technique to enhance landscape-scale biodiversity planning; Conservation and Society
Mixing tree belts with agriculture; Trees, Water and Salt
Nature Conservation 3: Reconstruction of Fragmented Ecosystems, Global and Regional Perspectives; Nature Conservation 3: Reconstruction of Fragmented Ecosystems, Global and Regional Perspectives
New research partnership aims to close knowledge caps
New research partnership aims to close knowledge gaps; Australian Forest Grower
Nitrogen isotope fractionation in the fodder tree legume tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus) and assessment of N-2 fixation inputs in deep sandy soils of Western Australia; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
On farm research or farming systems research: validation of model predictions with respect to tagasaste. [ In Oldham, C.M.: Research development and validation of new sustainable farming systems-the philosophy and an example]; Australian Society of Animal Production. Proceedings
Partnerships for catchment science; Tas Regions
Partnerships for catchment science
Perennial Grain Crop for Salinity Control; Farming Ahead
Potential of current perennial farming systems to deliver water management and biodiversity outcomes; Salinity Solutions: Science and Society
Potential of current perennial plant-based farming systems to deliver salinity management outcomes and improve prospects for native biodiversity: A review; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Predicting the future range and abundance of fallow deer in Tasmania, Australia; Wildlife Research
Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice [Book Review]
Quantifying the effects of land management interventions on water quality in the Coal River Catchment; Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Reading the landscape; Australian Forest Grower
Relationships between site characteristics, farming system and biodiversity of Australian mixed farms; Animal Production Science
Restoration dialogues: improving the governance of ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Results from the BiGG project (Biodiversity in Grain & Graze); VegFutures
Revegetation Guide to the Central Wheatbelt; Department of Agriculture Western Australian Bulletin 4231
Scientific visionary who fell from view
Setting goals and working with communities; Sustaining biodiversity - the next 50 years
Some human responses to global problems; Nature Conservation 3: Reconstruction of Fragmented Ecosystems, Global and Regional Perspectives
The Avon River Basin in 2050: scenario planning in the Western Australian Wheatbelt; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
The big ecological questions inhibiting effective environmental management in Australia; Austral Ecology
The biodiversity value of farming systems and agricultural landscapes; Pacific Conservation Biology
The cabin that changed the world
The Grain and Graze story: Measuring biodiversity in mixed farming systems; Oral presentation at the Tamar NRM Conference Balancing Production and Biodiversity, Launceston June 2007
The influence of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus) trees on the water balance of an alley cropping system on deep sands in south western Australia; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
The National Banksia Environmental Awards 2008
The normal, the novel and the natural: the contribution of emerging production systems to the management of woodland remnants in agricultural landscapes; Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management
The Red Queen dilemma - can we run fast enough to stay in the same place?
The role of commercial plants and plant-based R&D in managing dryland salanity in southern Australia; Salanity and Solutions: Science and Society
The Salinity Crisis (Book Review); Historical Notes of the Australian. Academy of Science 14
The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
The Tamar Principles; Biodiversity: integrating conservation and production
The Tamar Principles; Biodiversity; Integrating Conservation and Production
Three books to ease the worried well
Tools for NRM: Linking investments to outcomes; 2009 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - MODSIM09
Trees and shrubs as sources of fodder in Australia; Agroforestry Systems
Using dispersal guilds to assess connectivity at the landscape scale: a case study in the Tasmanian Midlands
Using the simplicity cycle in model building; International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - MODSIM09
Variation in seed yield and its components in the Australian native grass - Microlaena stipoides - as a guide to its potential as a perennial grain crop; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
What Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates could learn from Australia’s rabbits
What we learned about measuring change in vegetation extent and condition; Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management
Why is science under fire?
Wrestling with the Western mythology of the forest as a sacred place

Research Projects

Aligning on-farm Biodiversity with Regional Plans and Targets through the National Grain and Graze Program; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Biodiversity in Grain and Graze: Spatial Analysis, Soil and Invertebrate sub-project; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Planning for the Southern Slopes NRM Region - Southern Slopes Cluster; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Effects of Pre and post settlement on the health and stability of Little Swanport Estuary; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
How country shapes its people; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Landscapes and Policy (LaP); Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Research Hub - Landscape Logic: Linking Land and Water Management to Resource Condition Targets; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Alpine Peatlands Fire Risk Mitigation Planning

Research Candidate Supervision

Anthropogenic Transformations of the Eucalyptus C3 Savannahs of the Tasmanian Midlands
Assessing innovative soil amendments and risk management indices as tools to reduce phosphorus loss from dairy farms in Northwest Tasmania
Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystem Regime Variance Within a Tide-dominated Estuary- A Late Anthropocene Paleo-reconstruction
Quantifying the Effects of Land Management Interventions on Water Quality in the Coal River Catchment