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Researcher: Nelson, R (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)

Fields of Research

Sustainable Agricultural Development
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Crop and Pasture Production
Agronomy
Economic Models and Forecasting
Agricultural Land Management
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Natural Resource Management
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Forestry Sciences
Horticultural Production
Animal Production
Farming Systems Research
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Regional Analysis and Development
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Wood Processing
Oenology and Viticulture
Agricultural Economics
Climate Change Processes
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Environment and Resource Economics
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Agroforestry
Forestry Management and Environment
Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Carbon Sequestration Science
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Applied Economics
Animal Management
Animal Reproduction
Soil Physics

Research Objectives

Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Maize
Wheat
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Sugar
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Livestock Raising
Forestry
Industrial Crops
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products
Hardwood Plantations
Vegetables
Horticultural Crops
Food Safety
Wine Grapes
Ecological Economics
Agricultural and Environmental Standards
Sustainability Indicators
Industry Policy
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
International Trade
Canola
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Dairy Cattle
Industrial Gases
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Consumption
Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices)
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Barley
Communication Across Languages and Culture

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cost-benefit analysis of hedgerow intercropping in the Philippine uplands using the SCUAF model; Agroforestry Systems
A participatory assessment of NRM capacity to inform policy and practice: Cross-scale evaluation of enabling and constraining factor; Society and Natural Resources
A renewed focus by the international research and development community on the potential of national policy to address the challenges of achieving food security in West Africa; First International Conference on Global Food Security
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
Adapting to climate change; Australian Commodities
Agenda 2000: The European Union's reform package for grains; Australian Commodities
Agriculture, food security and climate change - why science alone can't fix the problems; Agriculture under the Climate Changing World’
Agriculture: Improved crop export performance forecast for 2004-05; Australian Commodities
Agronomists use of PGR - a survey; Agricultural Science
Australian woodchip exports: Future commercial benefits of plantation hardwood chip production; Australian Commodities
Bioeconomic modelling of hedgerow intercropping; Soil conservation technologies for small holder farming systems in the Philippine uplands: a socioeconomic evaluation
Challenges facing a sustainable sugar industry in Australia's future; Research and Development Strategies to Advance the Australian Sugarcane Industry, SRDC Technical Report, 1/2007
Competency-based education and training: a basis for the Australian forestry profession?; Australian Forestry
Cost-benefit analysis of alternative forms of hedgerow intercropping in the Philippine uplands; Agroforestry Systems
Doing it Right: Getting Science into Australian Adaptation Policy; Climate Change Adaptation Manual: Lessons Learned from European and Other Industrialised Countries
Durum wheat: Australia's role in world markets; Australian Commodities
Economic incentives for farmers in the Philippine uplands to adopt hedgerow intercropping; Journal of Environmental Management
Editors' picks; Environment
Enabling natural resource managers to self-assess their adaptive capacity; Agricultural Systems
Erosion/productivity modelling of maize farming in the Philippine uplands part I: Parameterising the agricultural production systems simulator; Agricultural Systems
Erosion/productivity modelling of maize farming in the Philippine uplands part II: Simulation of alternative farming methods; Agricultural Systems
Erosion/productivity modelling of maize farming in the Philippine uplands part III: Economic analysis of alternative farming methods; Agricultural Systems
Farm financial performance; Australian Commodities
Food security under a changing climate: frontiers of science or adaptation frontiers?; Climate Adaptation Futures
Forest conservation, wood production intensification and leakage: an Australian case; Land Use Policy
From rainfall to farm incomes-transforming advice for Australian drought policy. II. Forecasting farm incomes; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Gliricidia as improved fallow; Improving smallholder farming systems in imperata areas of South-East Asia: alternatives to shifting cultivation
Gliricidia, Napier and natural vegetation hedgerows; Improving smallholder farming systems in imperata areas of South-East Asia: alternatives to shifting cultivation
Gliricidia-improved fallow with cattle; Improving smallholder farming systems in imperata areas of South-East Asia: alternatives to shifting cultivation
Infusing the use of seasonal climate forecasting into crop management practice in North East Australia using discussion support software; Agricultural Systems
Integrated assessments of climate variability and change for Australian agriculture - Connecting the islands of knowledge; Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting
Interpretive review of conceptual frameworks and research models that inform Australia’s agricultural vulnerability to climate change; Environmental Modelling and Software
Investigating constraints to the adoption of recommended soil conservation technology in the Philippines; Soil erosion at multiple scales, principles and methods for assessing causes and impacts
Is there potential to produce OSB in the NSW Hunter Valley?; Australian Forestry
Landraces as an adaptation strategy to climate change for smallholders in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil; Land Use Policy
Long-term effects of land management on soil erosion, crop yield and on-farm economics in the Philippines; A new soil conservation methodology and application to cropping systems in tropical steeplands
Meat outlook to 2008-09: Exports becoming increasingly important to livestock industries; Australian Commodities
Meat: Outlook to 2006-07; Australian Commodities
Multipurpose trees as improved fallow: an economic assessment; Voices from the forest: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Sustainable Farming
Multipurpose trees as improved fallow: An economic assessment; Forests Trees and Livelihoods
Placing the power of real options analysis into the hands of natural resource managers - taking the next step; Journal of Environmental Management
Plant growth regulators in broad acre crops; GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisers
Preface: Climate predictions for better agricultural risk management; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Resource use in agriculture: Crops expected to remain more profitable than livestock in medium term; Australian Commodities
Science, Transaction Costs and Carbon Markets; Carbon Pricing: Early Experiences and Future Prospects
Scoping study: a situation and needs analysis relating to the current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulators
Still counting the toll of livestock disease outbreaks in Europe; Australian Commodities
Structural adjustment; Australian Commodities
Sugar: Outlook to 2006-07; Australian Commodities
The economic viability of rabi season crops; Sustainable intensification of rabi season cropping in southern Bangladesh using wheat and mungbeans
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
Using adaptive governance to rethink the way science supports Australian drought policy; Environmental Science and Policy

Research Projects

Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Adaptive value chain approaches to climate change; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Planning for the Southern Slopes NRM Region - Southern Slopes Cluster; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Scoping Study - To provide GRDC with a situation and needs analysis relating to current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulator; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Smarter Irrigation for profit; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Thresholds of success - the on-farm economics of expanding irrigated grain production in Tasmania's midlands; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Water for Profit ; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Establishing an Irrigation Program in TIA
Sense-T: Agriculture - Pasture optimisation and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries
Sense-T: Viticulture - Better risk management for grape growers

Research Candidate Supervision

Growth from Limits- A political economy inquiry into responses to natural resource development limits using a case study analysis of timber production from natural and
How Can Traditional Perspectives Held by Members of Agricultural Communities in Bangladesh Inform Global Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation