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Researcher: Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)

Fields of Research

Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Agricultural production systems simulation
Sustainable agricultural development
Agricultural land management
Agronomy
Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Agricultural land planning
Genetically modified field crops and pasture
Animal management
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Carbon sequestration science
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Agricultural management of nutrients
Environmental management
Conservation and biodiversity
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Greenhouse gas inventories and fluxes
Crop and pasture nutrition
Agriculture, land and farm management
Animal growth and development
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecological physiology
Environmental studies in animal production
Natural resource management
Crop and pasture production
Modelling and simulation
Plant biology
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Agricultural hydrology
Crop and pasture waste water use
Crop and pasture biomass and bioproducts
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Agrochemicals and biocides (incl. application)
Animal welfare
Optimisation
Land use and environmental planning
Global change biology
Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy
Agricultural biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Environment policy
Climate change science
Animal reproduction and breeding
Sustainability accounting and reporting
Climate change processes
Soil physics
Animal production

Research Objectives

Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Wheat
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from plant production
Barley
Dairy cattle
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Browse crops
Sheep for wool
Sheep for meat
Soils
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Management of gaseous waste from animal production (excl. greenhouse gases)
Maize
Climate change mitigation strategies
Animal adaptation to climate change
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Management of water consumption by plant production
Grains and seeds
Rice
Terrestrial biodiversity
Beef cattle
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Carbon and emissions trading
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Sorghum
Other plant production and plant primary products
Water policy (incl. water allocation)
Rehabilitation or conservation of fresh, ground and surface water environments
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Economic growth
Management of water consumption by information and communication services
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Management of solid waste from plant production
Terrestrial systems and management
Management of liquid waste from plant production (excl. water)
Production
Management of liquid waste from animal production (excl. water)
Poultry
Ecological economics
Land policy
Solar-photovoltaic energy
Climate adaptive plants
Effects of climate change on New Zealand (excl. social impacts)
Grain legumes
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Softwood plantations
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge
Information services
Natural hazards
Field grown vegetable crops
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Soybeans
Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Eggs
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Wine grapes
Plant extract crops
Essential oil crops
Carbon capture and storage

Career Best Publications

Can animal genetics and flock management be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also maintain productivity of wool-producing enterprises?; Agricultural Systems
Characterizing drought stress and trait influence on maize yield under current and future conditions; Global Change Biology
Grazing winter wheat relieves plant water stress and transiently enhances photosynthesis; Functional Plant Biology
Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala; Agricultural Systems
Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency; Plant, Cell and Environment

Research Publications

'Ahead of the herds - Cattle and goat farm goes carbon positive' podcast interview by Kate Field
'Carbon sequestration to plummet by 2050' newspaper article by Kate Dowler
'Cattle and Carbon: Graziers going carbon positive' video interview by Pip Courtney
'Eight steps on the way to carbon neutral' newspaper article by Catherine Gale-Stanton
'Eyes in the Sky and Hooves on the Ground' newspaper article by Catherine Gale-Stanton
'Soil carbon markets face hot threat from climate change’ newspaper article by Kate Dowler
'Tasmanian beef producers seek to tackle climate crisis with 'carbon positive' farming' interview by Pip Courtney
(Milestone report 1) BENEFITS: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Net Emissions and Forestry ITemiSation of wool farms
2022 College Research Excellence Award
WaterCan Profit Mobile Device Application Based on Initial_Mockup_V1.1
A comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle grazing irrigated Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit cv. Cunningham crops in northern Australia
A multi-model assessment of C cycling and soil C sequestration in grasslands and croplands; 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
A multi-model assessment of C cycling and soil C sequestration in grasslands and croplands; 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
A new dawn for irrigated crop profitability
A new irrigation app for farmers
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 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
ABC radio interview
Adaptation strategies to shorter growing seasons for lamb farming enterprises in southern Australia; CCRSPI conference 2011: A National Climate Change Research Strategy for the Primary Industries
Adapting irrigated and dryland farming systems to climate change and extreme weather events: is simplification or intensification more effective?; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia's temperate high rainfall zone; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia's temperate high-rainfall zone; Animal Production Science
Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia’s temperate high rainfall zone
Advanced modelling approaches for optimising regional land use development: a case study of irrigation expansion in Tasmania; 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015
Advancing a farmer decision support tool for agronomic decisions on rainfed and irrigated wheat cropping in Tasmania; Agricultural Systems
AgFEST poster demonstration
Agricultural Management and Soil Carbon Sequestration: the potential of APSIM model to support climate change mitigation; EGU General Assembly 2022
Agricultural Systems; Agricultural Systems
Agrivoltaics: Co-location of Solar Energy and Livestock Production; Engineering Evening University of Tasmania
Agronomic and on-farm infrastructure adaptations to manage economic risk in Australian irrigated broadacre systems: A case study; Agricultural Water Management
Ammonia volatilisation from grazed, pasture based dairy farming systems; Agricultural Systems
An integrated economic, environmental and social approach to agricultural land-use planning; Land
An international intercomparison and benchmarking of crop and pasture models simulating GHG emissions and C sequestration; Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015
Appendix 1. A review of prior work relating to adaptation of southern Australian livestock production to climate change
Appendix 10. Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model
Appendix 1A CSIRO summary report on southern livestock adaptation to climate change 2012
Appendix 3. Effectiveness of a range of grazing system adaptations in ameliorating the impacts of shorter growing seasons
Application, adoption and opportunities for improving decision support systems in irrigated agriculture: a review; Agricultural Water Management
APSIM kale appropriately simulates spring and autumn grown forage kale crops in Tasmania; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve growth and phosphate nutrition of Acacia seyal (Delile) under saline conditions; Soil Systems
Are you ready for the new normal?; MLA Feedback
Assessing the reliability of dynamical and historical climate forecasts in simulating hindcast pasture growth rates; Animal Production Science
Assessing uncertainties in crop and pasture ensemble model simulations of productivity and N2O emissions; Global Change Biology
AusTraits, a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora; Scientific Data
Barley Phenology: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Heading Date and Modelling of Genotype‐Environment‐Management Interactions; Plant Growth
Beneficial elements: New Players in improving nutrient use efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance; Plant Growth Regulation
Biochar optimizes wheat quality, yield, and nitrogen acquisition in low fertile calcareous soil treated with organic and mineral nitrogen fertilizers; Frontiers in Plant Science
Biophysical and economics reports (for dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people)
Biosynthetic pathways of triterpenoids and strategies to improve their biosynthetic efficiency; Plant Growth Regulation
Building productive, diverse and sustainable landscapes; 17th Australian agronomy conference 2015
C and N models Intercomparison – benchmark and ensemble model estimates for grassland production; Advances in Animal Biosciences
C-MIP: an international model inter-comparison simulating organic carbon dynamics in bare fallow soils; 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
Can animal genetics and flock management be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also maintain productivity of wool-producing enterprises?; Agricultural Systems
Can irrigating more frequently mitigate detrimental heat wave effects on perennial ryegrass growth and persistence?; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Can seasonal soil N mineralisation trends be leveraged to enhance pasture growth?; Science of the Total Environment
Can we beat the heat in southern Australian dairy pastures?; Dairy Research Foundation Symposium 2015
Carbon accounting; Farmers for Climate Action Conference
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 farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 2 progress report 1: 1 July to 31 October 2013
Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 2 progress report 2: 1 December 2013 to 30 April 2014
Carbon myopia: the urgent need for integrated social, economic and environmental action in the livestock sector; Global Change Biology
Carbon, Cattle, Cash and the Climate Crisis; WA Climate Smart Agriculture Fellowship Program
Characterisation of drought stress dynamics in European maize crops; 16th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Characterizing drought stress and trait influence on maize yield under current and future conditions; Global Change Biology
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) can beat the heat during summer drought in southeast Australian dairying regions; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Climate change adaptation for livestock production in southern Australia: transdisciplinary approaches for integrated solutions; Animal Frontiers
Climate change benefits negated by extreme heat; Nature Food
Climate change impacts and adaption strategies for pasture-based industries: Australian perspective; New Zealand Grassland Association: Research and Practice Series
Climate change shifts forward flowering and reduces crop waterlogging stress; Environmental Research Letters
Comparative efficacy of phosphorous supplements with phosphate solubilizing bacteria for optimizing wheat yield in calcareous soils; Scientific Reports
Corn and wheat residue management effects on greenhouse gas emissions in the Mid-Atlantic USA; Land
Creating frameworks to foster soil carbon sequestration; Understanding and fostering soil carbon sequestration
Crop design for specific adaptation in variable dryland production environments; Crop and Pasture Science
Crop ideotypes for superior yield gains under a climate crisis; Proceedings of the Second International Wheat Congress
Crop traits enabling yield gains under more frequent extreme climatic events; Science of The Total Environment
Cropland carbon stocks driven by soil characteristics, rainfall and elevation; Science of The Total Environment
Current and future direction of nitrogen fertiliser use in Australian grazing systems; Crop and Pasture Science
Dairy businesses for future climates; Climate Adaptation 2016
Dairy Businesses for Future Climates
Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people
Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people
Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people: progress report 3
Delivering transformational yield gains with super hybrid rice; Frontiers in Plant Science
Designing high yielding wheat crops under late sowing: a case study in southern China; Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Designing high-yielding wheat crops under late sowing: a case study in southern China; Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Does increasing ewe fecundity reduce whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions intensities?; 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Dramatic impact of climate change on dairying can be managed, research finds
Drought tolerant maize hybrids have higher yields and lower water use under water deficit compared with conventional genotypes; Agricultural Water Management: An International Journal
Dual-purpose cereals: Can the relative influences of management and environment on crop recovery and grain yield be dissected?; Crop and Pasture Science
Dual-purpose cropping - capitalising on potential grain crop grazing to enhance mixed-farming profitability; Crop and Pasture Science
Earlier crop flowering caused by global warming alleviated by irrigation; Environmental Research Letters
Early sowing and irrigating of rape crops in cool temperate environments boosts forage yield potential; 22nd International Grasslands Congress
Ecological stoichiometry in Pinus massoniana L. plantation: increasing nutrient limitation in a 48-year chronosequence; Forests
Economic team Engagement Plan February 2020-February 2021
Effect of stubble height and irrigation management on the growth, botanical composition and persistence of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and chicory swards in cool-temperate Tasmania; Crop and Pasture Science
Effect of stubble-height management on crown temperature of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and chicory; Crop and Pasture Science
Effect of warming on the productivity of perennial ryegrass and kikuyu pastures in south-eastern Australia; Crop and Pasture Science
Effects of grazing on crop crown temperature: implications for phenology; Crop and Pasture Science
Ensemble modelling of carbon fluxes in grasslands and croplands; Field Crops Research
Ensemble modelling, uncertainty and robust predictions of organic carbon in long-term bare-fallow soils; Global Change Biology
Estimating pasture biomass using sentinel-2 imagery and machine learning; Remote Sensing
Estimating pasture biomass with Planet Labs CubeSats; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium
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
Evaluating GHG simulation performance of DNDC in a boreal grassland setting; International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems
Evaluating the resistance mechanism of Atriplex leucoclada (Orache) to salt and water stress; a potential crop for biosaline agriculture; Frontiers in Plant Science
Examining the yield potential of barley near-isogenic lines using a genotype by environment by management analysis; European Journal of Agronomy
Farm features incorporated into WaterCan Profit and other feedback from farmer and consultant interviews
Farm features incorporated into WaterCan Profit and other feedback from farmer and consultant interviews
Farm-scale practical strategies to reduce carbon footprint and emergy while increasing economic benefits in crop production in the North China plain; Journal of Cleaner Production
Farms sought for greenhouse gas study
Feedback from end-users and refinement of WaterCan Profit
Finalist for the Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award
Finalist, APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) 2021
Future Drought Fund - Natural Resources Management, 'Okehampton', Triabunna
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
Global Change Biology; Global Change Biology
Global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases - benchmark and ensemble crop and grassland model estimates; Modelling Grassland-Livestock Systems under Climate Change Conference 2016
Going vegan: can switching to a plant-based diet really save the planet?
Grazing induced changes in light interception and radiation-use efficiency of winter wheat; 14th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Grazing winter wheat relieves plant water stress and transiently enhances photosynthesis; Functional Plant Biology
GRDC Grains Research Update, online - Irrigation (North)
GRDC irrigation project Economics Team (WaterCan Profit) Engagement Plan 2021/22
GRDC Irrigation Project: Milestone 107 submitted 17 February 2020
GRDC irrigation project: milestone report
GRDC milestone report
Green House Gas implications of Leucaena in Australia; 2018 International Leucaena Conference
Greenhouse gas emissions and emissions mitigation from agricultural and horticultural production systems; Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Emissions Mitigation From Agricultural and Horticultural Production Systems; Frontiers Media SA
Greenhouse gas emissions from cropping and grazed pastures are similar: a simulation analysis in Australia; Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Greenhouse gas implications of leucaena-based pastures. Can we develop an emissions reduction methodology for the beef industry?; Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales
Harrison named top agronomist
Heat on for dairying future
Higher radiation use efficiency and photosynthetic characteristics after flowering could alleviate the yield loss of Indica‐Japonica hybrid rice under shading stress; International Journal of Plant Production
How does crop rotation influence soil moisture, mineral nitrogen and nitrogen-use efficiency; Frontiers in Plant Science
How modellers model: the overlooked social and human dimensions in model intercomparison studies; Environmental Science & Technology
Identifying effective agricultural management practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation: A win-win strategy in south-eastern Australia; Agricultural Systems
Identifying optimal sowing and flowering periods for barley in Australia: a modelling approach; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops; 22nd International Grasslands Congress
Impacts of climate change on irrigation water demand, grain yield, and biomass yield of winter wheat in Nepal; Water
Improving acceptance of natural capital accounting in land use decision making: Barriers and opportunities; Ecological Economics
Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala; Agricultural Systems
Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala
Increasing ewe genetic fecundity improves whole-farm production and reduces greenhouse gas emissions intensities 1. Sheep production and emissions intensities; Agricultural Systems
Increasing ewe genetic fecundity improves whole-farm production and reduces greenhouse gas emissions intensities: 2. Economic performance; Animal Production Science
Industry recognition of impact
Interactions between plant density and grazing in cereals under dual-purpose management; 15th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Interview in Tasmanian Country Hour by Lachlan Bennett
Interview with ABC South West Victoria radio on WaterCan
Invitation to attend LETS 2022 Expert Focus Group on Livestock Feed Supplements
Invitation to Editorial Board
Invitation to join Editorial Board
Invitation to join Editorial Board of prestigious journal, in silico Plants
Invitation to join Expert Panel to review competitive funding applications
Invitation to join international Scientific Advisory Board
Invitation to join research panel for Q&A on carbon schemes/scams; North Australia Beef Research Council
Invitation to join the scientific advisory board of Accelerating Innovative Low Carbon Footprint Solutions for Sustainable Farming (ACCLIMATE)
Invitation to join the scientific the advisory board of the NC-GRASS project
Invitation to present research at transformative workshop offering a way forward in systems modelling for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Remodelling the Future of Agriculture”: Building an Integrated Framework for Innovative Solutions for Agroecosystem Resiliency
Invitation to review large-scale funding proposal for FAPESP, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation, to establish Sustainable Livestock Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centre
Invitation to review scientific aspects of online climate information resource for Limestone Coast Landscape Board SA
Invitation to write a GCB Review for Global Change Biology
Irrigated Cropping Council Minutes: Optimising Irrigated Grains Meeting, 11 June 2021
Irrigated soils and agronomy under the research spotlight: 'interview by Alistair Lawson'
Irrigation cropping systems; GRDC Farm Business Update
iTRAQ proteomic analysis of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes differing in waterlogging tolerance; Frontiers in Plant Science
Key learnings from the Optimising Irrigated Grains Economics Team
Key Learnings: Irrigation and climate change - Yields, sowing periods, flowering times
Keynote speaker invitation
Keynote speaker: On-farm ‘CH4 mitigation - Leuceana as a case study; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Lack of terminal water or heat stress facilitates later optimal flowering periods for barley in Australia; 20th Agronomy Australia Conference
Leucaena - more cash with less gas; Feedback
Livestock greenhouse gas emissions and climate change research
Looking to the skies to improve pastures
Making the most of secure water: a framework to aid decision making; 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015)
Management opportunities for boosting productivity of cool-temperate grazed dairy farms under climate change; Agricultural Systems
Management options for dairy farms under climate change: effects of intensification, adaptation and simplification on pastures, milk production and profitability; Agricultural Systems
Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: final report 2009
Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: progress report 2007
Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: progress report 2008
Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential
Measuring or modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture land use; Land
Milestone report - Sustainable Pathways to CN30: Milestone 2
MLA and partners seeking answers to red meat carbon neutrality
MLA CO2 neutrality bid
Modelled greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle grazing irrigated leucaena in northern Australia; Animal Production Science
Modelling biomass, soil water content and mineral nitrogen in dairy pastures: a comparison of DairyMod and APSIM; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium
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 nitrous oxide emission of high input maize crop systems; MACSUR Science Conference 2017
Modelling nitrous oxide emission of high input maize crop systems; MACSUR Science Conference 2017
Modelling pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole-farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities; Animal Production Science
Modelling seasonal pasture growth and botanical composition at the paddock scale with satellite imagery; In Silico Plants
Modelling the resilience of forage crop production to future climate change in the dairy regions of Southeastern Australia using APSIM; Journal of Agricultural Science
Modelling the sensitivity of agricultural systems to climate change and extreme climatic events; Agricultural Systems
Modelling waterlogging impacts on crop growth: A review of aeration stress definition in crop models and sensitivity analysis of APSIM; International Journal of Plant Biology
More Profit from Nitrogen: Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms - Final Report
Multi-metric evaluation of an ensemble of biogeochemical models for the estimation of organic carbon content in long-term bare fallow soils; Food Security and Climate Change Conference: 4 per 1000 initiative new tangible global challenges for the soil
National Landcare Programme Phase 2: Progress Report 4
National Landcare Programme Phase 2: Progress Report 5 - Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of introduced pastures and integrated management to assist Lowland Themeda grassland and woodland regeneration in Tasmania
National Landcare Programme Phase 2: Progress Report 6 - Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of introduced pastures and integrated management to assist Lowland Themeda grassland and woodland regeneration in Tasmania
Near-term pasture growth rate forecasts: which method works best?; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Negative relationship between dry matter intake and the temperature-humidity index with increasing heat stress in cattle: a global meta-analysis; International Journal of Biometeorology
New frontiers in understanding and modeling waterlogging impacts on plants; 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2021)
New irrigated research discussion group puts farmers in the driver's seat
New study proves soil carbon sequestration to plummet by 2050
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate
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
NEXUS project: pathways for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and climate change adaptation of Australian Livestock Industries; 8th International Greenhouse Gas & Animal Agriculture Conference
NEXUS project: pathways for greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation of Australian livestock industries; 8th International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA) 2022
Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency; Plant, Cell and Environment
Nonlinear vibration analysis in ACOUSTICS; 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV14
Optimal flowering periods for early- and late-maturity rainfed and irrigated crops at selected locations across Australia
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water; GRDC Farming Systems Research Investment Forum
Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone
Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone: final report 2012
Optimizing crop rotation and irrigation strategy increases soil carbon and reduces GHG emissions without sacrificing yields; Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Over-optimistic projected future wheat yield potential in the North China Plain: the role of future climate extremes; Agronomy
Pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities; Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014
Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 April to 30 June 2014
Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 August to 31 October 2013
Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 January to 31 March
Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 May to 31 July 2013
Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 October to 31 December 2013
Pasture productivity and animal behaviour: stage 2 research project quarterly progress report
Pasture research recognised
Pasture research recognised
Pasture research recognised
Potential of summer-active temperate (C3) perennial forages to mitigate the detrimental effects of supraoptimal temperatures on summer home-grown feed production in south-eastern Australian dairying regions; Crop and Pasture Science
Poultry meat and egg production in Nigeria and Tanzania - fact sheets
Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems; Conference on Precision Dairy Farming 2016
Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems; Precision Dairy Conference
Preparing Australian dairy businesses for extreme and more variable climates - a research project integrating economic, biophysical and social aspects; Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014
Preparing Australian dairy businesses for extreme and more variable climates through interdisciplinary research; Climate Adaptation 2014
Progress report 2019: Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential
Projecting grassland sensitivity to climate change from an ensemble of models; Our Common Futures Under Climate Change Conference 2015
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
Reconciling the impacts of extreme rainfall events and extended drought on pasture and livestock production: a new method for generating synthetic climate sequences; Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014
Recovery dynamics of rainfed winter wheat after livestock grazing 1. Growth rates, grain yields, soil water use and water-use efficiency; Crop and Pasture Science
Recovery dynamics of rainfed winter wheat after livestock grazing 2. Light interception, radiation-use efficiency and dry-matter partitioning; Crop and Pasture Science
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of improved pastures and integrated management to assist Lowland Themeda Grassland and woodland regeneration at Okehampton: Final Report
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of improved pastures, & integrated management, to assist Lowland Themeda Grassland & Woodland regeneration, in Tasmania
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of introduced pastures and integrated management to assist Lowland Themeda grassland and woodland regeneration in Tasmania
Request to particpate in development of international programmes of greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in Pacific Islands based on previous research
Researchers drill into irrigation profit drivers
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
Rice paddies reduce subsequent yields of wheat due to physical and chemical soil constraints; Frontiers in Plant Science
Satellite imagery for pasture monitoring
Sense-T: Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries. Final Report
SenseT pasture growth forecasting: a new methodology
Sensitivity analysis for climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation projection with pasture models; Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015
Session chair; 3rd International Workshop on Model Inter-Comparison on Agricultural GHG Emissions
Session chair; 6th Low Carbon and Green Growth Earth Summit 2016
Sheep greenhouse gas emission intensities under different management practices, climate zones and enterprise types; Animal Production Science
Sheep greenhouse gas emission intensities under different management practices, climate zones and enterprise types; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Shifting rice cropping systems mitigates ecological footprints and enhances grain yield in central China; Frontiers in Plant Science
Simple, efficient and robust techniques for automatic multi-objective function parameterisation: case studies of local and global optimisation using APSIM; Environmental Modelling and Software
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
Simulating soil-plant-climate interactions and greenhouse gas exchange in boreal grasslands ising the DNDC model; Land
Simulating the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing; Joint International Agricultural Conference
Simulating the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing; 7th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
Smart farming: real time information from pixels to paddocks for more informed grazing management
SmartFarms Draft Final Report
Soil carbon incentives and 'additionality': interview with Rhiannon Soliman-Marron
Soil markets miss the mark: Interview with Nicola Bell
Soil organic carbon sustaining maize yields in China; 13th International MODSIM World Conference
Soil properties resulting in superior maize yields upon climate warming; Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030: Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model. Final Report 2011
Soybean crops penalize subsequent wheat yield during drought in the North China Plain; Frontiers in Plant Science
Synergies and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation: future pathways for Australian dairy farms; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Tamanian STEM excellence awards 2022
Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government
Tasmanian Country Hour: 'interview by Tony Briscoe'
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Senior Research Fellow - Dr Matthew Harrison
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture to look at regenerative agriculture practices in a national study
Thanks to red meat, 20 per cent of Americans make half their country's food-related emissions: 'interview by Nick Kilvert'
The concordance between greenhouse gas emissions, livestock production and profitability of beef farming systems in low production zones; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
The concordance between greenhouse gas emissions, livestock production and profitability of extensive beef farming systems; Animal Production Science
The impact of extreme climate events on pasture-based dairy systems: a review; Crop and Pasture Science
The role of whole farm system analysis in evaluating GHG mitigation strategies from livestock production systems; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
The Science and R&D to help livestock producers to get to CN30; AgExcellence Forum
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 TIA is helping irrigators maximise their water use
Thinking 2040 - milk price, climate and cash; Tasmanian Dairy Conference 2016
Title to be determined; 4th International Conference on Plant Genomics
Top cited article 2020-2021 in Food and energy security
Towards a climate-positive Tasmania: A discussion paper
Towards an integrated phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen cycling model for topographically diverse grasslands; Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
Traits for improved winter cereals; 20th Australian Agronomy Conference
Untitled; Southern Growers/Field Applied Research Australia Field Day
US scheme used by Australian farmers reveals the dangers of trading soil carbon to tackle climate change
Use, calibration and verification of agroecological models for boreal environments: A review; Grassland Research
Using a mathematical framework to examine physiological changes in winter wheat after livestock grazing. 1. Model derivation and coefficient calibration; Field Crops Research
Using a mathematical framework to examine physiological changes in winter wheat after livestock grazing. 2. Model validation and effects of grazing management; Field Crops Research
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
Using cumulative spring-summer water deficit to estimate perennial ryegrass pasture presistence; 6th Australian Dairy Science Symposium 2014
Using model ensembles to assess long term changes in temperate grasslands SOM and associated C&N fluxes; 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
Using satellite imagery for monitoring pasture cover and real-time grazing management - final project planning report
Using satellite imagery for monitoring pasture cover and real-time grazing management - Initial draft project planning report
Water for Profit
Water for Profit
WaterCan Profit – modelling and analysing water decisions; GRDC Farm Business Updates
WaterCan Profit: more profit per megalitre of irrigation; Irrigation Research Extension Committee Irrigation field day
Wheat morphological defoliation regimes and regrowth potential; 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Whole farm planning raises profit despite burgeoning climate crisis; Celebrating the Impact of Regional Research and Education Conference
Whole farm planning raises profit despite burgeoning climate crisis; Scientific Reports
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries: Period 20 June - 1 May 2015
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries: progress report 5
Wild barley shows a wider diversity in genes regulating heading date compared with cultivated barley; Euphytica
Yield gains of irrigated crops in Australia have stalled: the dire need for adaptation to increasingly volatile weather and market conditions; Current Research in Environmental Sustainability
Young Agronomist Award 2017
Young trailblazers take out agronomy award

Research Projects

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Dairy Businesses for Future Climates; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Developing temperate pasture-based dairy systems to meet the challenges of a warmer and drier climate; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Drought decision-support using the Farming Forecaster in Tasmania; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Evaluation of the susceptibility of Tasmania's agricultural sector to insect pest species under a changing climate; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Improving the representation of soil productivity/constraints in existing decision support systems and modelling platforms; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)
Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Mapping pasture biomass from satellite imagery with machine learning; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
More Profit from Nitrogen: enhancing the nutrient use efficiency of intensive cropping and pasture systems; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
NEXUS project part 2: involve and partner activities; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
NRM North Elite Scholarship; The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. (NRMNORTH)
On-farm adoption of low emissions feed technologies for improved profitability of the Tasmanian livestock sector; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Regenerative grazing trail & dryland pasture monitoring from satellite, via calibration to field observations & biomass measurements, to improve rotational grazing & stocking decision making; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of improved pastures, and integrated management, to assist Lowland Themeda Grassland and Woodland regeneration at Okehampton; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Sustainable pathways to CN30; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Water for Profit ; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
BENEFITS: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Net Emissions and Forestry ITemiSation of wool farms
Greenhouse gas emissions of leucaena farming systems
LiveGAPS 2 Understanding livestock yield gaps for poverty alleviation, food security and sustainability
Sense-T Stage 2: Pasture Productivity and on-animal sensing
Sense-T: Agriculture - Pasture optimisation and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries
Carbon Storage Partnership - Sustainable Pathways to CN30 (connected to C0027628) created to enable CI to capture admin role over full project on WARP. No additional funds to UTAS.
Does the proportion of leaf nitrogen allocated to cell walls influence photosynthesis?
Drought-Tolerant Yielding Plants
Enabling Molecular Plant Breeding for Drought Adaptation Using Genome-to-Phenome Modelling Technologies
Impacts of soil water and sowing date on forage brassica growth and yield
Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheats
Modelling the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing
Optimising the utilisation of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone
Response of legumes to molybdenum under elevated carbon dioxide
Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030

Research Candidate Supervision

A Model-Base Approach of Sustainable Regional Food Systems (Land Use and Food System)
Developing temperate pasture-based dairy systems to meet the challenges of a warmer and dryer climate