Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Bridle, K (Dr Kerry Bridle)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial Ecology
Natural Resource Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Farming Systems Research
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Agricultural Land Management
Environmental Management
Social and Cultural Geography
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Landscape Ecology
Impacts of Tourism
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Environmental Impact Assessment
Animal Management
Crop and Pasture Production
Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Forestry Management and Environment
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Carbon Sequestration Science
Surfacewater Hydrology
Environmental Science and Management
Palaeoclimatology
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Agronomy
Agricultural Land Planning
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Ecology
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Climate Change Processes
Rural Sociology
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Global Change Biology
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts
Animal Production

Research Objectives

Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Native and Residual Pastures
Environment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Tourism
Forestry
Land and Water Management of environments
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Rehabilitation of Degraded Mountain and High Country Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Native Forests
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Mountain and High Country Environments
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Climate and Climate Change
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Browse Crops
Land Stewardship
Education and Training Systems
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Environmental Management Systems
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Land and Water Management
Livestock Raising
Wheat
Rural Land Evaluation
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Industrial Gases
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mountain and High Country Environments
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A BiGG look at little creatures
A BiGG Question: How does land use influence birds found in mixed farming landscapes?; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
A Botanical Survey Along the Batman Highway
A Botanical Survey of the Station Road Realignment Site, Launceston
A guidebook for calculating the Tamar Sustainability Index (TSI)
A means-to-an-end: a process guide for participatory spatial prioritisation in Australian natural resource management
A Pilot Study to Assess Changes to Tasmanian Pastures: Implications for NRM
A plant-physiology approach to a fire-y problem; 22nd International Grassland Congress
Adapting to the landscape: Conservation perspectives of Tasmanian wool producers; Oral presentation at the Tamar NRM Conference Balancing Production and Biodiversity, Launceston June 2007
Agricultural intensification, climate change and threatened biodiversity - a case study from Tasmania; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
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
An analysis of the breakdown of paper products (toilet paper, tissues and tampons) in natural environments, Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Environmental Management
An overview of the epigaeic beetle communities inhabiting mixed-enterprise farms in southern Australia; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
Assessing the adaptive capacity of Tasmanian producers to climate change; 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Assessing the capacity of Australian broadacre mixed farmers to adapt to climate change: Identifying constraints and opportunities; Agricultural Systems
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
Australasian peatlands: past, present and future; The 28th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia
Biodiversity in 'Grain & Graze': a BiGG analysis of biodiversity in mixed farming systems across Australia's sheep-wheat zone; INTECOL 10
Biomass Removal by Native and Feral Herbivores in Native Grassy Vegetation, 'The Quoin', Tasmania; 30th Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane 2005
Biomass removal by native and feral herbivores in native grassy vegetation, 'The Quoin', Tasmania; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2005 Conference
Botanical Survey of Private Land, Bay of Fires, East Coast, Tasmania
Botanical Survey Report. Telecom Optic Fibre Cable Route - Sorell to Nubeena
Botanical Survey Report. Telecom Optic Fibre Cable Route: Bishopsbourne Branch Cable, Cleveland to Avoca - Avoca to Rajah Rock.
Causes and consequences of variation in snow incidence on the high mountains of Tasmania, 19832013; Australian Journal of Botany
Causes and consequences of variation in snow incidence on the high mountains of Tasmania, 19832013; Australian Journal of Botany
Changes in alpine vegetation related to geomorphological processes and climatic change on Hill One, Southern Range, Tasmania, 1989-2000; Australian Journal of Botany
Characteristics of Australian thoroughbred jumps racing in 2012 and 2013; 10th International Equitation Science Conference 2014
Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for the mixed crop-livestock farming systems of Tasmania; Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for the mixed crop-livestock farming systems of Tasmania
Common grasses of Tasmania
Comparitive Effects of Stock and Wild Vertebrate Herbivore Grazing on Treeless Subalpine Vegetation, Eastern Centreal Plateau, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Conserving on the run country; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
Decades-scale vegetation change in burned and unburned alpine coniferous heath; Australian Journal of Botany
Determining the presence and source of faecal contamination at huts and campsites in the back-country of Tasmania
Developing grass curing algorithms for decision support tools; 15th Australian Agronomy Conference 2010
Developing Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Visitor Use of Protected Areas in Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
Developing regionally specific conservation actions under climate change: a Tasmanian case study of temperate lowland grasslands; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Discussing the potential impact of climate change with Tasmanian farmers: defining adaptation options and assessing adaptive capacity; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Does interdisciplinarity exist behind the facade of traditional disciplines? A study of natural resource management teaching; Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Environment and Floristics of Ten Australian Alpine Vegetation Formations; Australian Journal of Botany
Environmental relationships of floristic variation in the alpine vegetation of southeast Australia; Journal of Vegetation Science
Explaining a sharp transition from sedgeland to alpine vegetation on Mount Sprent, southwest Tasmania; Journal of Vegetation Science
Exploring human-horse relationships in Australian thoroughbred jumps racing; Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research
Farmers push to save grasslands
Food for thought: Biodiversity management on farms - links to demand-driven value chains; Social Alternatives
Future of thoroughbred jump racing in Australia uncertain
Grazing and the absence of fire promote the dominance of an unpalatable shrub in a patch mosaic cyclic successional system; Australian Journal of Botany
Horse-human relationships in Australian thoroughbred jumps racing: a social scientific study of human experiences of horses; 12th International International Equitation Science Conference 2016
How much biodiversity is enough in agricultural landscapes?; EcoTas13 - 5th Joint Conference of New Zealand Ecological Society and Ecological Society of Australia
Impacts of Climate Change on Tasmanian Peatland Ecosystems: the challenge of managing for today and for the future; The Great Greenhouse Gamble: A conference on the Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Impacts of grazing by vertebrate herbivores on the flower stem production of tall alpine herbs, Eastern Central Plateau, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Impacts of Human Waste Disposal in the Back-country Areas of Tasmania; Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
Impacts of non-toilet human waste disposal on natural ecosystems in Tasmania I - Do bushwalkers leave more than just footprints in natural environments?; Celebrating Mountains - Proceedings of an International Year of Mountains Conference, Jindabyne - Australia, November 25-28, 2002
Impacts of non-toilet human waste disposal on natural ecosystems in Tasmania II - Do people follow minimal impact bushwalking guidelines?; Celebrating Mountains - Proceedings of an International Year of Mountains Conference, Jindabyne - Australia, November 25-28, 2002
Impacts of nutrient additions and digging for human waste disposal in natural environments, Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Environmental Management
Implementing adaptation to climate change in terrestrial and freshwater natural environments in Tasmania
Inadequate Faeces Disposal in Back-country Areas, Tasmania: Environmental Impacts and Potential Solutions; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Increasing soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems in temperate regions; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Integration of biodiversity and agricultural production across Australian temperate grasslands; 22nd International Grassland Congress 2013
Jump horse safety: reconciling public debate and Australian thoroughbred jump racing data, 2012-2014; Animals
Land clearance not dieback continues to drive tree loss in a Tasmanian rural landscape; Regional Environmental Change
Land use conservatism results in conservation of grassy ecosystems used for sheep grazing; The 28th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia
Leaf growth and senescence rates in brown-back wallaby grass; 22nd International Grassland Congress 2013
Leaf growth and senescence rates of three pasture grasses and wheat; Crop and Pasture Science
Local environmental correlates of variability in the organic soils of moorland and alpine vegetation, Mt. Sprent, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Ecology
Managing sheep for nature conservation on wool-growing properties - some preliminary observations on the short term impacts of grazing regime changes; Stipa National Native Grasses Conference on the Management of Native Grasses and Pastures
Managing the run country for production; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
Modelling the responses of perennial ryegrass and a sub-tropical pasture species to future climate scenarios in Tasmania; 2012 NCCARF National Adaptation Conference
Natural and cultural histories of fire differ between Tasmanian and mainland Australian alpine vegetation; Australian Journal of Botany
Natural resource management - exploring the potential for an interdisciplinarity approach; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Participatory approaches to address climate change: perceived issues affecting the ability of South East Queensland graziers to adapt to future climates; Agriculture and Human Values
Patterns of variation in Australian alpine soils and their relationships to parent material, vegetation formation, climate and topography; Catena
Peatland hydrology, fire management and Holocene fire regimes in southwest Tasmanian Blanket Bogs; Nature Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience; CSIRO Publishing
Perception of climate change and its impact by smallholders in pastoral/agropastoral systems of Borana, South Ethiopia; SpringerPlus
Projected impact of climate change on dryland pastures: opportunities for red meat producers
Projected impact of climate change on extensive dryland pastures: opportunities for graziers
Projected impact of climate change on irrigated pastures: opportunities for dairy farmers
Projected impact of climate change on Meander Valley: opportunities for agricultural enterprises
Projected impact of climate change on wheat: production opportunities for growers
Projected impact of climate change on wine grape production: opportunities for growers
Projected impact of climate change overview: opportunities for Tasmanian agriculture
Projected impact of climate change what farmers say: farmers talk about their options
Recovery in Alpine Heath and Grassland Following Burning and Grazing, Eastern Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia; Artic, Antarctic and Alpine Research
Recovery of alpine vegetation on the Eastern Central Plateau, Tasmania: results from 20 years of monitoring and future potential under climate change; VII Southern Connections Conference
Relationships between site characteristics, farming system and biodiversity of Australian mixed farms; Animal Production Science
Report for Visiting Scholar to TIA - Professor Fred Provenza - April 2013
Research on Australia's High Country 1999-2001; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd
Results from the BiGG project (Biodiversity in Grain & Graze); VegFutures
Setting goals and working with communities; Sustaining biodiversity - the next 50 years
Soil carbon sequestration in cool temperate dryland pastures: mechanisms and management options; Soil Research
Some of the most important decisions made by farming businesses occur around the kitchen table
Some overall conclusions; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
Southern slopes information portal report: climate change adaptation information for natural resource planning and implementation
Stability and resilience in Tasmanian native pastures? Using a decade of monitoring to inform land managers facing future climate scenarios; International Rangelands Congress 2011
Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme
Succession after fire in alpine vegetation on Mount Wellington, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Tasmanian blanket bogs - dry wetland environment; The 28th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia
The effects of vertebrate herbivore grazing on the alpine vegetation of the eastern Central Plateau, Tasmania
The future of the run country; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
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 impact of cell grazing in native grasslands; ESA Ecology Conference Adelaide 2004
The impacts of sheep grazing on soil mites (Acarina) in the Grassland Soils of the Midlands, Tasmania; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
The Lodge - Lake St Clair. Recommendations on Maintenance of Existing Vegetation and Site Rehabilitation
The National Banksia Environmental Awards 2008
The positive and negative conservation impacts of sheep grazing and other disturbances on the vascular plant species and vegetation of lowland subhumid Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
The Tasmanian pasture resource audit: is perenniality a thing of the past? What adaptation actions are needed to increase perenniality into the future?; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Trees on the run; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
Undertaking participatory research at a national scale: the Biodiversity in Grain & Graze approach; Animal Production Science
Unearthing the best means to store carbon
Using plant indicator species to guide management of Tasmanian native pastures; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
Vegetation change related to climate change in Australian subalpine environments; The Biological Diversity Advisory Committee workshop on climate change impacts on biodiversity in Australia
Why do tall herbs rarely dominate Tasmanian alpine vegetation? Evidence from islands in the Ouse River system; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Wild herbivore grazing, drought and grub damage - impacts on native pastures; Ecological Society of Australia

Research Projects

A Pilot Study to Assess Changes to Tasmanian Pastures: Implications for NRM; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Aligning on-farm Biodiversity with Regional Plans and Targets through the National Grain and Graze Program; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Biodiversity Conservation Integrated into Sustainable Grazing Systems; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
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)
Continuing Data Collection Tasmanian Sites - Native Vegetation and Biodiversity Sub-program - Land, Water and Wool; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
Developing Climate Change Resilient Mixed Crop-livestock Farming Systems for Tasmania; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Development of Terrestrial Ecosystem Indicators and Methods for the Sustainable Management of Visitor Use of Protected Areas; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Envirowool - An Environmental Accreditation System for the Tasmanian Wool Industry; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Impacts of Tourism on Plant Biodiversity and Vegetation in Protected Areas: Scoping Project; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Increasing Soil Carbon Storage in Extensive Grazing Systems in Temperate Regions; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Nutrient Budgeting in Extensive Grazing Systems; The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. (NRMNORTH)
Sustainable Visitor Use of Protected Areas; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Assessing the adaptive capacity of graziers in South East Queensland
Biodiversity Report to Eyre Peninsula
Communicating the Impact of Climate Change on Tasmanian Agriculture
Holistic Grazing Trials - Monitoring
Peatland Hydrology in Southwest Tasmania
Recovery of Native Pastures from Drought in Tasmania
Recovery of Native Pastures from Drought in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Bryophytes of the Tasmanian Buttongrass Moorlands
Caring for thoroughbreds- exploring the social contexts of animal welfare issues in horse racing
Changing Landscapes- People, Place and Practise
Development of Pasture Growth Models for Grassland Fire Danger Risk Assessment
Exploring Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Development Perspective in Ethiopia- Theory, Policy and Practices
Is the Tarkine a Wilderness or Managed Landscape?
Tasmanian Organic Soils