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Researcher: Harrison, MT (Dr Matthew Harrison)

Fields of Research

Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Farming Systems Research
Agronomy
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Agricultural Land Management
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Animal Management
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Crop and Pasture Production
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy
Environmental Management
Plant Biology
Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Animal Breeding
Animal Reproduction
Animal Production
Soil Physics

Research Objectives

Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Wheat
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Browse Crops
Dairy Cattle
Sheep - Meat
Maize
Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Barley
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Sorghum
Management of Gaseous Waste from Animal Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Sheep - Wool
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on New Zealand (excl. Social Impacts)
Information Services
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Beef Cattle
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Eggs
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Wine Grapes
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood)

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

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 quantitative trait loci (QTL) regulating early flowering in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.); 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium
A review of whole farm-system analysis in evaluating greenhouse-gas mitigation strategies from livestock production systems
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
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
APSIM kale appropriately simulates spring and autumn grown forage kale crops in Tasmania; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
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
Barley Phenology: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Heading Date and Modelling of Genotype‐Environment‐Management Interactions; Plant Growth
Biophysical and economics reports (for dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people)
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 we beat the heat in southern Australian dairy pastures?; Dairy Research Foundation Symposium 2015
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
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
Crop design for specific adaptation in variable dryland production environments; Crop and Pasture Science
Dairy businesses for future climates; Climate Adaptation 2016
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
Does increasing ewe fecundity reduce whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions intensities?; 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
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
Early sowing and irrigating of rape crops in cool temperate environments boosts forage yield potential; 22nd International Grasslands Congress
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
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
Genetic studies of phenological traits in barley; 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015
Global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases - benchmark and ensemble crop and grassland model estimates; Modelling Grassland-Livestock Systems under Climate Change Conference 2016
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
Harrison named top agronomist
Heat on for dairying future
Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops; 22nd International Grasslands Congress
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
Interactions between plant density and grazing in cereals under dual-purpose management; 15th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Keynote speaker: On-farm ‘CH4 mitigation - Leuceana as a case study; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
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
Modelled greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle grazing irrigated leucaena in northern Australia; 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 enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality; Animal Production Science
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 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
Near-term pasture growth rate forecasts: which method works best?; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
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
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
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
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
Projecting grassland sensitivity to climate change from an ensemble of models; Our Common Futures Under Climate Change Conference 2015
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
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; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Sheep greenhouse gas emission intensities under different management practices, climate zones and enterprise types; Animal Production Science
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
Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030: Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model. Final Report 2011
Synergies and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation: future pathways for Australian dairy farms; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Senior Research Fellow - Dr Matthew Harrison
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 role of whole farm system analysis in evaluating GHG mitigation strategies from livestock production systems; 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016
Thinking 2040 - milk price, climate and cash; Tasmanian Dairy Conference 2016
Title to be determined; 4th International Conference on Plant Genomics
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
Wheat morphological defoliation regimes and regrowth potential; 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
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
Young trailblazers take out agronomy award

Research Projects

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)
NRM North Elite Scholarship; The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. (NRMNORTH)
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Water for Profit ; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
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
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