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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
Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Management
Agricultural Land Management
Agricultural Land Planning

Research Objectives

Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Sheep - Wool
Sustainability Indicators
Climate and Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Environmental Management Systems
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
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
Perceptions and responses to climate change: understanding adaptation strategies and multi-level capacities in northern Bangladesh using livelihood resources; Regional Problems
Postgraduate Student Award
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

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)

Research Candidate Supervision