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Researcher: Kumar, S (Ms Saideepa Kumar)

Fields of Research

Oenology and viticulture
Sustainable agricultural development
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Agricultural land management
Agricultural hydrology
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Natural resource management
Agriculture, land and farm management
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Rural sociology
Groundwater hydrology
Environmental management
Food sciences
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Information systems
Secondary education
Pollution and contamination
Urban geography
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Agricultural economics
Surface water hydrology

Research Objectives

Wine grapes
Other environmental management
Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Other plant production and plant primary products
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Other education and training
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Public services policy advice and analysis
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Waste management services
Ground water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Management, resources and leadership
Expanding knowledge in human society
Horticultural crops
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Multimodal transport
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Professional development and adult education
Mobile technologies and communications
Animal adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Management of water consumption by plant production
Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Other Indigenous

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Adaptive irrigation infrastructure - linking insights from human-water interactions and adaptive pathways; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Experimentation during wine grape production in Australia: motivations, approaches and opportunities for change; Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research
Factors influencing intention to apply spatial approaches to on-farm experimentation: insights from the Australian winegrape sector; Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Final Report of the Independent Panelís Review of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Water Accounting Framework
Grower experimentation in Australian vineyards: motivations, approaches and opportunities for change; Crush 2021: The grape and wine science symposium
TasAgFuture: Final Research Report and Discussion Paper
The social learning potential of participatory water valuation workshops: A case study in Tasmania, Australia; Environmental Policy and Governance
Vineyard experimentation in Australia: motivations, approaches and implications for change; OFE2021 - Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation
Ways forward for resilience thinking: lessons from the field for those exploring social-ecological systems in agriculture and natural resource management; Ecology and Society

Research Projects

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; 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)
Enhancing horticultural supply chain traceability and digital promotion of Australian horticultural products in oversea markets; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Extension Accelerator Program ; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Nurturing Agri-business learning and extension (eNABLE program) - consortium led by Rural Business Tasmania; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Towards Differential Management to Supply More Fruit at Desired Price Point; Wine Australia (WineAust)
Aspirations, Attitudes & Capacity - Tasmanian Agrifood System
Identifying opportunities to improve fruit quality in Driscolls Tasmanian supply chains
JM Roberts Seed Funding for Sustainable Agriculture
Membership of independent panel to assess the health of the Murray Darling Basin Authority's Sustainable Diversion Limits accounting frameworks
Research-based monitoring, evaluation and learning to support the Farm Business Resilience Program in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision