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Researcher: Ara, I (Dr Iffat Ara)

Fields of Research

Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Geospatial Information Systems
Animal Growth and Development
Environmental Management
Environmental Science and Management
Agricultural Land Management
Agricultural Land Planning

Research Objectives

Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Sheep - Wool
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Climate and Climate Change
Sustainability Indicators
Beef Cattle
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Environmental Management Systems
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Native and Residual Pastures
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A review of food security and the potentials to develop spatially informed food policies in Bangladesh; Earth Systems and Environment
A spatial analysis of food security in Bangladesh, based on climate change, management practices and socio-economic variables
Assessment of supplied water quality of Sutrapur Thana, Dhaka; Journal of Environmental Science & Natural Resources
Developing baseline information for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) using images from Google Earth and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS): a case from Jamuna Floodplain; Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research
Food security, agricultural diversification and the Monga in Northern Bangladesh; Jahangirnagar Review, Part B: Social Science
Impact of climate change on agriculture: an investigation of vulnerability and adaptation of the coastal areas of Bangladesh; Journal of Environmental Science & Natural Resources
Labour force structure in Bangladesh: 1974-2000; Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association
Meteorological drought index mapping in Bangladesh using Standardized Precipitation Index during 1981-2010; Advances in Meteorology
Monitoring concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among the workers of ship industries: An urgent need for epidemiological studies; Journal of Environmental Science & Natural Resources
National Landcare Programme Phase 2: Progress Report 4
Perceptions and responses to climate change: understanding adaptation strategies and multi-level capacities in northern Bangladesh using livelihood resources; Regional Problems
Postgraduate Student Award
Prospects for improving perennial legume persistence in mixed grazed pastures of south-eastern Australia, with particular reference to white clover; Crop and Pasture Science
Social and environmental impact of bird flu on poultry industries in Bangladesh; Bangladesh Journal of Social Science Review
Spatio‑temporal analysis of the impact of climate, cropping intensity and means of irrigation: an assessment on rice yield determinants in Bangladesh; Agriculture & Food Security
Understanding the Monga vis-à-vis famine in Northern Bangladesh; Oriental Geographer
Understanding the spatially variable effects of climate change on rice yield for three ecotypes in Bangladesh, 1981-2010; Advances in Agriculture
Understanding the ‘Monga’ (local term refers to regional low food security) in Northern Bangladesh
Unmanned drones and potato spacing; 1st International Agri-food Tech Event: evokeAg and AgriFutures Australia
Using satellite imagery for monitoring pasture cover and real-time grazing management; 22nd Precision Agriculture Symposium
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

Research Projects

Crop-livestock adaptation to climate change based on modelling and remote-sensing; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
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)
LiveGAPS 2 Understanding livestock yield gaps for poverty alleviation, food security and sustainability

Research Candidate Supervision