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Researcher: Meinke, HB (Professor Holger Meinke)

Fields of Research

Sustainable agricultural development
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Agricultural production systems simulation
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Agricultural land management
Agriculture, land and farm management
Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
Economic models and forecasting
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Other biological sciences
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Applied statistics
Plant physiology
Environmental management
Health policy
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Research, science and technology policy
Crop and pasture production
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Other earth sciences
Horticultural production
Agricultural hydrology
Specialist studies in education
Other education
Environment policy
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Climate change processes
Health and community services
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Natural hazards
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Community child health
Natural resource management
Carbon sequestration science
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Higher education
Animal production

Research Objectives

Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Other plant production and plant primary products
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Management of gaseous waste from plant production (excl. greenhouse gases)
Field grown vegetable crops
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate change models
Terrestrial systems and management
Health policy evaluation
Forest product traceability and quality assurance
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Natural hazards
Safflower seed
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Horticultural crops
Water and waste services
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Management of water consumption by plant production
Technological and organisational innovation
Livestock raising
Dairy cattle
Other education and training
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Non-dairy milk
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Rural and remote area health
Industrial gases
Grains and seeds
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Food safety
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from plant production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Untangling the multi-dimensional nature of sustainability - a simulation approach; Farming Systems Design 2007, International Symposium on Methodologies on Integrated Analysis of Farm Production Systems
Barley yellow dwarf virus infection affects physiology, morphology, grain yield and flour pasting properties of wheat; Crop and Pasture Science
A quantitative trait loci (QTL) regulating early flowering in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.); 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium
A regulator of early flowering in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.); PLoS One
A screening method to detect BYDV-PAV resistance in cereals under glasshouse conditions; Plant Pathology
A two-step approach to quantify photothermal effects on pre-flowering rice phenology; Field Crops Research
Academic, industry and student perspectives on the inclusion of 'vocational knowledge' in a 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement' for agriculture; Journal of Learning Design
Academic, industry and student perspectives on the inclusion of 'vocational knowledge' in a Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for agriculture; The 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference
Actionable climate knowledge - from analysis to synthesis; Climate Research
Adaptation science for agriculture and natural resource management - urgency and theoretical basis; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Adaptation, resilience and climate smart agriculture - from concepts to action; 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015
Adapting agriculture to climate change; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Adaptive irrigation infrastructure - linking insights from human-water interactions and adaptive pathways; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
AgLTAS: A network of practice that has defined national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture; Teaching Matters 2014: Places and Spaces
Agricultural impacts: Europe's diminishing bread basket; Nature Climate Change
Agriculture - Part of Who We Are; Agriculture for the Curious: Why Study Agriculture?
Agriculture, food security and climate change - why science alone can't fix the problems; Agriculture under the Climate Changing World’
Agronomical, biochemical and histological response of resistant and susceptible wheat and barley under BYDV stress; PeerJ
Assessing strategies for Orobanche sp control using a combined seedbank and competition model; Agronomy Journal: An International Journal
Assessing the sustainability of wheat-based cropping systems using APSIM: model parameterisation and evaluation; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Assessing the sustainability of wheat-based cropping systems using APSIM: model parameterisation and evaluation; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Assessing the sustainability of wheat-based cropping systems using simulation modelling: sustainability = 42?; Sustainability Science
Australia's farming future: Tasmania
Barley Phenology: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Heading Date and Modelling of Genotype‐Environment‐Management Interactions; Plant Growth
Barley yellow dwarf viruses: infection mechanisms and breeding strategies; Euphytica
Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems; Agriculture & Food Security
Biochar improves fertility of a clay soil in the Brazilian Savannah: short term effects and impact on rice yield; Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics
Biochar increases plant-available water in a sandy loam soil under an aerobic rice crop system; Solid Earth
Blooms of research on show
Challenges for weed management in African rice systems in a changing climate; Journal of Agricultural Science
Climate and Security in Asia and the Pacific (Food, Water and Energy); Climate in Asia and the Pacific: Security, Society and Sustainability
Climate change and impact on grain sorghum; Australian Sorghum Conference
Climate Forecast for Better Water Management in Agriculture: A Case Study for Southern India ; Climate prediction and agriculture : advances and challenges
Comparing water options for irrigation farmers using Modern Portfolio Theory; Agricultural Water Management
Contingency planning for drought - a case study in coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties; Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture
Correlation between temperature and phenology prediction error in rice (Oryza sativa L.); Agricultural and Forest Meteorology: An International Journal
Cropping systems strategy for effective management of Fusarium wilt in safflower; Field Crops Research
Developing rural community health risk assessments for climate change: a Tasmanian pilot study; Rural and Remote Health
Development of a 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement' for agriculture; ComBio Conference 2014: Combined ASBMB, ASPS and ANZSCDB Annual Meetings
DPIPWE - Establishment of centres of dairy and vegetable research, development and extension (smart farming)
Eco-efficient agriculture: concepts, challenges and opportunities; Crop Science
Effects of soil- and climate data aggregation on simulated potato yield and irrigation water requirement; Science of The Total Environment
Embedding Weather and Climate Services within an Agricultural Risk Management Framework; International Symposium on PWS: A Key to Service Delivery
Entry points for eco-efficient aerobic rice production system in Punjab, Pakistan; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Examining the yield potential of barley near-isogenic lines using a genotype by environment by management analysis; European Journal of Agronomy
Farmers’ views on the future prospects of aerobic rice culture in Pakistan; Land Use Policy
Foreseeing the health effects of climate change in rural communities: A translational research approach; Climate Adaptation in Action 2012
From inferential statistics to climate knowledge; Advances in Geosciences
From rainfall to farm incomes-transforming advice for Australian drought policy. I. Development and testing of a bioeconomic modelling system; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
From rainfall to farm incomes-transforming advice for Australian drought policy. II. Forecasting farm incomes; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Genetic factors increasing barley grain yields under soil waterlogging; Food and Energy Security
Genetic studies of phenological traits in barley; 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015
Genome wide association study reveals novel QTL for barley yellow dwarf virus resistance in wheat; BMC Genomics
Grains; Adapting Australian Agriculture to Climate Change - Preparing Australian Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the Future
Identification of new QTL contributing to barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) resistance in wheat; Plant Disease
Identification of new QTL for salt tolerance from rice variety Pokkali; Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
Identifying optimal sowing and flowering periods for barley in Australia: a modelling approach; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Impacts of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Australian Rainfall and Circulation; Journal of Climate
Inferential, nonparametric statistics to assess the quality of probabilistic forecast systems; Monthly Weather Review
Integrated assessments of climate variability and change for Australian agriculture - connecting the islands of knowledge; International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Integrated assessments of climate variability and change for Australian agriculture - Connecting the islands of knowledge; Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting
Key weather extremes affecting potato production in The Netherlands; European Journal of Agronomy
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Agriculture; Office for Learning and Teaching
Long-term evaluation of dryland cropping systems intensification for sustainable production in the semi-arid tropics of India; 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
Maize (Zea mays L.) productivity as influenced by sowing date and nitrogen fertiliser rate at Melkassa, Ethiopia: parameterisation and evaluation of APSIM-Maize; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Managing climatic risks to combat land degradation and enhance food security: Key information needs; Procedia Environmental Sciences
Managing climatic risks to combat land degradation and enhance food security: Key information needs; World Climate Conference
Microhair on the adaxial leaf surface of salt secreting halophytic Oryza coarctata Roxb. show distinct morphotypes: Isolation for molecular and functional analysis; Plant Science
Modelling that bridges scales and connects disciplines; 40 Years Theory and Model at Wageningen UR
Modelling the role of algae in rice crop nutrition and soil organic carbon maintenance; European Journal of Agronomy
Multi-resolution analysis of aggregated spatial data to simulate yield and irrigation water demand at regional scales; Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM 2020)
Multiple drivers of change - a challenge for cropping systems designers and managers; AGRO2010
Near-global impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on rainfall; Geophysical Research Letters
Nitrogen availability, water-filled pore space, and N2O-N fluxes after biochar application and nitrogen fertilization; Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira
Nitrogen use and crop performance of rice under aerobic conditions in a semiarid subtropical environment; Agronomy Journal
Nitrogen use efficiency, water productivity and food security; International Symposium of the International Scientific Centre of Fertilizers (CIEC)
On-farm water management and the madden-julian oscillation; Australian Agronomy
Operational seasonal forecasting of crop performance; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Overcoming adolescence: Tasmania's agricultural history and future; Griffith Review
Participatory crossover analysis to support discussions about investments in irrigation water sources; Water
Plant neurobiology and green plant intelligence: science, metaphors and nonsense; Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture
Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions; Meteorological Applications
Predicting optimum crop designs using crop models and seasonal climate forecasts; Scientific Reports
Preface: Climate predictions for better agricultural risk management; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Probabilistic forecasts of the onset of the north Australian wet season; Monthly Weather Review
Probabilistic methods for seasonal forecasting in a changing climate: Cox-type regression models; International Journal of Climatology
Properties of a clay soil from 1.5 to 3.5 years after biochar application and the impact on rice yield; Geoderma
Providing seasonal-to-interannual climate information for risk management and decision making; Procedia Environmental Sciences
Providing Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Information for Risk Management and Decision-making; World Climate Conference
Rainfall variability at decadal and longer time scales: Signal or noise?; Journal of Climate
Research focus of TIA workshop at Ross
Resilience achieved via multiple compensating subsystems: The immediate impacts of COVID-19 control measures on the agri-food systems of Australia and New Zealand; Agricultural Systems
Response to Australian Vegetable Industry Strategic Investment Plan White Paper
Rice in cropping systems - Modelling transitions between flooded and non-flooded soil environments; European Journal of Agronomy
Robustness of livestock farmers to climate variability: a case study in Uruguay; 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture Incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference
Seasonal and inter-annual climate forecasting: The new tool for increasing preparedness to climate variability and change in agricultural planning and operations; Climatic Change: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal Devoted to The Description, Causes and Implications of Climatic Change
Shire scale impacts and adaptation options for Australian cereal crops affected by climate change; Australian Agronomy
Simulating crop-parasitic weed interactions using APSIM: Model evaluation and application; European Journal of Agronomy
Simulating rice in farming systems - modelling transitions between aerobic and ponded soil environments in APSIM; MODSIM
Spatial impact of projected changes in rainfall and temperature on wheat yields in Australia; Climatic Change
Statistical evidences of unusual Southern Oscillation Index patterns suggests possible climate change impacts on ENSO behaviour
Strategic double cropping on Vertisols: a viable rainfed cropping option in the Indian SAT to increase productivity and reduce risk; European Journal of Agronomy
Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Tasmania: a synthesis of climate change adaptation research; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Sustainable agricultural intensification - oxymoron or Africa's salvation?
Tasmania's Bioeconomy: Employing the Seven Capitals to Sustain Innovative and Entrepreneurial Agrifood Value Chains; Knowledge-Driven Developments in the Bioeconomy: Technological and Economic Perspective
Tertiary agricultural education in Australasia: where to from here?; Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century
The AgLTAS project: a consensus approach to defining standards for learning outcomes and informing curricula design for Agriculture; Teaching Matters 2013
The best farm-level irrigation strategy changes seasonally with fluctuating water availability; Agricultural Water Management: An International Journal
The development of a farming systems model (APSIM) - a disciplined approach; International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
The impact of extreme climate events on pasture-based dairy systems: a review; Crop and Pasture Science
The interface between land use systems research and policy: Multiple arrangements and leverages; Land Use Policy
The intrinsic plasticity of farm businesses and their resilience to change. An Australian example; Field Crops Research: An International Journal
The state of the art in modeling waterlogging impacts on plants: what do we know and what do we need to know; Earth's Future
The vulnerability of Australian rural communities to climate variability and change: Part I - Conceptualising and measuring vulnerability; Environmental Science and Policy
The vulnerability of Australian rural communities to climate variability and change: Part II - Integrating impacts with adaptive capacity; Environmental Science and Policy
Three putative types of El Nino revealed by spatial variability in impact on Australian wheat yield; Journal of Climate
Tissue-specific regulation of Na+ and K+ transporters explains genotypic differences in salinity stress tolerance in rice; Frontiers in Plant Science
Towards groundwater neutral cropping systems in the Alluvial Fans of the North China Plain; Agricultural Water Management
Understanding the vulnerability of Australian rural communities to climate variability and change ; Conference on Official statistics and the environment (IAOS)
Validation of APSIM for long duration rice varieties in different agro-climatic zones of Sri Lanka; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Weather, climate, and farmers: an overview; Meteorological Applications
Wild barley shows a wider diversity in genes regulating heading date compared with cultivated barley; Euphytica
Yield advantage and water productivity of maize-mungbean inter-cropping systems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka; a modelling approach; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Yield formation and tillering dynamics of direct-seeded rice in flooded and nonflooded soils in the Huai River Basin of China; Field Crops Research: An International Journal

Research Projects

A consensus approach to defining standards for learning outcomes and informing curricula design for agriculture; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Appointment of Biometricians; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Planning for the Southern Slopes NRM Region - Southern Slopes Cluster; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Cooperation Agreement with CSIRO for Two Positions; CSIRO-Division of Sustainable Ecosystems (CSIRO-SE)
Developing Climate Change Adaptation Research in Tasmania; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Developing Salt Tolerant Rice for Food Security in India and Australia; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
Establishment of Centres of Dairy & Vegetable Research, Development & Extension; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Foreseeing and Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change: A Pilot Project for Rural Health; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Improving the Robustness, Sustainability, Productivity and Eco-efficiencies of Rice Systems throughout Asia; Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Tasmania - the state of adaptation research; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
ARC Industry Advisory Panel - Prof Holger Meinke
Collaboration on International Food and Carbon Security
ERA 2018/2019 REC Member: Professor Holger Meinke
Improve Climate Forecasting to Enhance Food Security in Indian Ocean Rim Countries

Research Candidate Supervision

Better Crop Management through Seasonal Climate Forecasting- More Options for Farmers to Manage Climate Risks
Exploring Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Development Perspective in Ethiopia- Theory, Policy and Practices
Integrating Productivity Enhancing and Risk Efficient Practices on Small-Holder Farms in the Dry Environments of the Rift Valley, Ethiopia
Towards Sustainable Production of Aerobic Rice in Brazilian Savannas- Investigating the Potential of Carbonised Biomass as a Soil Amendment