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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
Agricultural land management
Natural resource management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
Agricultural production systems simulation
Environmental management
Animal growth and development
Agronomy
Horticultural production
Agricultural land planning

Research Objectives

Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Sheep for wool
Field grown vegetable crops
Sustainability indicators
Understanding climate change
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Water policy (incl. water allocation)
Beef cattle
Demography
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Other environmental management
Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Soils
Wheat
Rice
Barley
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Environmentally sustainable plant production

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
Application, adoption and opportunities for improving decision support systems in irrigated agriculture: a review; Agricultural Water Management
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
Impact of crop management and environment on the spatio-temporal variance of potato yield at regional scale; Field Crops Research
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
Modelling seasonal pasture growth and botanical composition at the paddock scale with satellite imagery; In Silico Plants
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
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
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water
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
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of introduced pastures and integrated management to assist Lowland Themeda grassland and woodland regeneration in Tasmania
Smart farming: real time information from pixels to paddocks for more informed grazing management
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