18th Biennial Conference 2015 Papers
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Authors: Alemseged, Y., Hacker, R.B., Melville, G., Mitchell, A., Toole, I. and Smith, W.
Keywords: diet selection, grazing behaviour, digestive efficiency
Authors: Anderson, L.
Keywords: weed management, partnerships, natural resource management, rangelands
Authors: Bastin, G., Sparrow, A., Scarth, P., Gill, T., Barnetson, J. and Staben, G.
Keywords: change, cover deficit, ground cover, Landsat, persistence, state
Authors: Beutel, T., Karfs, R., Wallace, J., Scarth, P., Trevithick, R. and Tindall, D.
Keywords: VegMachine, ground cover, monitoring, remote sensing
Authors: Broad, K., Emery, T., Sneath, R., McLean, I. and Bray, S.
Keywords: business analysis, benchmarking, profitability, productivity, climate change
Climate change perceptions and adaptive strategies: reflections from two remote Aboriginal communities
Authors: Campbell, M., Race, D., Hampton, K., Foster, D., Fejo, C. and Robertson, D.
Keywords: climate change, central Australia, adaptive capacity, liveability
Authors: Campbell, R.
Keywords: video, communications, engagement, best practices, marketing
A predictive model of Indigenous Ranger Groups’ capacity for the adaptation of heritage sites to the impacts of climate change
Authors: Carmichael, B.
Keywords: climate change, adaptation, Indigenous, cultural heritage, ranger group, framework
Authors: Chaney, The Hon. Fred
Opening address of the conference.
Overview of rangeland degradation caused by Opuntia-invasion in semi-arid zones of South Africa, implications on grazing strategies, carbon sequestration and agricultural land values
Authors: Chipfupa, L., Nherera, F.V. and Fourie, P.
Keywords: rangeland degradation, grassland, Opuntia humifusa, SNAP model, carbon sequestration, invasive species
Abnormal reproductive observations for beef cows on arid rangelands, associated with suspected increase in dietary phytoestrogens
Authors: Coventry, J., Jobson, P. and Allan, C.
Keywords: arid rangelands, phytoestrogens, extensive-grazing, cattle, calving
Authors: Cowley, R.A., Jenner, D and Walsh, D.
Keywords: grazing radius, watered area
Is more or less fire needed in northern savannas? Fire history (and optimal management) varies with land use and land type
Authors: Cowley, R.A. and Jenner, D.
Keywords: fire frequency, fire management, savanna burning
Authors: Crossing, K., Paltridge, R. and Napangarti, N.
Keywords: feral cat, bilby, great desert skink, hunting, biodiversity protection, Kiwirrkurra
Authors: Crowden, C
Keywords: collaboration, fencing, wild-dog, biodiversity, grazing-pressure, agriculture
Authors: Crowley, G.M., Dale, A., Banks, R., Barclay, S., Birch, P., Buchan, A., Cocco, R., Crase, J., Crawford, S., Dielenberg, J., Donohoe, P., Edgar, B., Franklin, J., Frazer, R., Harper, P., Hinchley, D., Hoogwerf, T., Ikin, N., Johnson, S., Mackay, G., Maher, E., May, K., Miley, D., Mitchell, C., Moller, M., Morris, S., Musgrove, R., Peake, K., Pearson, D., Pentz, D., Schuntner, G., Sinclair, I., Standley, P.-M., Sweatman, C., Tambling, L., Wessels, A. and Wilson, B.
Keywords: co-research, environmental management, research delivery, uptake and adoption
Authors: Davies, J., Watson, I., Sow, F., Hall, A., Mbengue, A., Ouedraogo, S. and Dorai, K.
Keywords: innovation platform, institutional change, collaboration, dairy
‘RANGEWATCH’: An NDVI based method of estimating forage biomass in northern Australia. A case study in the western Kimberly region of Western Australia
Authors: Donald, G., Stovold, R., Santich, N., Lamb, D. and Mundava, C.
Keywords: rangeland management, pasture utilisation, remote sensing, biomass assessment, pasture growth, stocking numbers
Authors: Douglas, J., Walsh, D., Christianson, K. and Armstrong, J.
Keywords: rotational grazing, pasture utilisation, sustainability, intensification
Authors: Duguid, A., Schmarr, D., Mathwin, R., Hodgens, P., Cheshire, D., McNeil, D., Macdonald, J., Hammer, M. and Townsend, S.
Keywords: water, river, arid-zone, ecosystem, fish, refuge
The Australian Feral Camel Management Project – a model for managing the impacts of large feral herbivores at the landscape scale
Authors: Edwards, G., Digby, D., Bryan, R., Schwartzkopff, K, Hart, Q. and Bubb, A.
Keywords: landscape scale, feral herbivore, partnerships
Manta Palyakutu: Ngura kantilya kanyini! Land use and management led by Anangu on Anangu land near Indulkana, APY Lands of South Australia
Authors: Edwards, W.W.
Authors: Eldridge, S., Miller, H., Read, J., Bird, P., Campbell, G., Van de Ven, R. and Allen, B.
Keywords: wild dog, dingo, 1080, cattle, mesopredator, predation
Authors: Forrest, K. and Drysdale, A.
Keywords: rangeland, collaboration, policy, investment
Authors: Gerritsen, R.
Validating satellite imagery products of woody thickening using aerial photograph interpretation: methods and preliminary results
Authors: Gibson, R., Horn, G., Gill, T., Denham, R., Watson, F. and Grant, R.
Keywords: Landsat, aerial photograph interpretation (API), woody thickening, western NSW
Authors: Gill, T., Horn, G., Collerton, H., Grant, R. and Flood, N.
Keywords: refugia, landscape, climate, remote sensing, time-series, Landsat
Authors: Graham, D.
Authors: Harris, C., Jones, P. and Bray, S.
Keywords: wet season spelling, land condition, pasture yield, vegetation
Working together to improve knowledge and understanding of climate change in the Australian rangelands
Authors: Healy, M-A., Forrest, K. and Bastin, G.
Keywords: climate change, NRM planning, collaboration, research, knowledge broker, adaptation
Authors: Hoggett, A.
Keywords: documentary, outback, future, rangeland, film, geography
Authors: Holmes, P.R
Keywords: pastoralism, rangelands, efficiency, change, sustainability, productivity, financial literacy, debt
Authors: Holzwart, M., Nelson, B., Moravek, T. and Robertson, J.
Keywords: project, rangelands, practice change, extension, water quality
Expanding the range of control options for Calotropis procera (rubber bush) in the Barkly Tablelands
Authors: Humphrys, M., Campbell, S. and Steel, D.
Keywords: Calotrope, chemical, rangelands, threat, weed
Authors: James, J.
Keywords: eExtension, change, adoption, flipped classroom, learning journey, webinar, social media
Authors: Jones, P., Harris, C. and Silcock, R.
Keywords: pasture yield, basal area
Authors: Jupp, T., See, P. and Martu rangers
Keywords: Martu, conservation, partnership, country, culture, threatened
Authors: Kennedy, E., Brocklebank, C. and Inkamala, M.
Keywords: Western Arrarnta, seasonal chart, digital media
Challenging the concept of Aboriginal mosaic fire practices in the Lake Eyre Basin, with particular focus on Cooper Creek country and the adjoining Simpson Desert, 1845-2015
Authors: Kimber, R.G. and Friedel, M.H.
Keywords: mosaic burning, Channel country, spinifex, settlement, fire management
Authors: Kohen, A. and Featherstone, D.
The Rangelands Partnership: information to spur innovation in rangeland research, education and practice
Authors: Kuden, J., Pfander, J. and Hutchinson, B.
Keywords: web portals, information systems, knowledge sharing, rangeland management, international collaboration, resources and videos
Authors: Leigo, S., Phelps, D., Brennan, G., Driver, T. and McLean, I.
Keywords: technology, decision support systems, technology development and precision agriculture
Authors: Marshall, N.A. and Curnock, M.
Keywords: social science, resilience, adoption of new practices, climate adaptation, vulnerability to change, resource dependency
Authors: Maru, Y.T., Race, D., Sparrow, C. and Mathew, S.
Keywords: remote vulnerability, remote resilience, transformation, Indigenous, disadvantage
Authors: Masters, K.
Keywords: fire, method, engagement, stakeholder, biodiversity, management
Authors: Mathew, S., Gerritsen, R., Race, D. and Maru, Y.T.
Authors: McMillan, H., Walsh, D., and Collier, C.
Keywords: stocking rate, pasture spelling, Mitchell grass, yield, cover
Authors: MLA and AWI; Keynes, P.
Authors: Mooney, M.
Keywords: two-way science education, Indigenous ecological knowledge, two-way communication
Authors: Moravek, T. and Hall, T.J.
Authors: Moravek, T. and Nelson, B.
Keywords: project evaluation, economics, extension and education, grazing bmp
Authors: Nursey-Bray, M.
Keywords: cultural indicators, Australia, water, Arabana, Indigenous
Authors: Pahl, L.I., Scanlan, J.C., Whish, G.L., Cowley, R.A. and MacLeod, N.D
Keywords: stocking rate management, rainfall, pasture condition, cattle productivity
Authors: Phelps, D.G., Houston, I.W. and Counsell, D.
Keywords: NDVI, Mitchell grass, biomass, diet quality, livestock productivity
Authors: Priest, J. and M.
Keywords: indigenous, Barkly, NRM, weeds, fee-for-service, innovation
‘Rangeland Self Herding’ - positively influencing grazing distribution to benefit livestock, landscapes and people
Authors: Revell, D.K., Maynard, B., Erkelenz, P.A. and Thomas, D.T.
Keywords: animal behaviour, grazing distribution, adaptive management, landscape function
Authors: Robertson, S.
Keywords: mine lifecycle, planning, mine closure, enduring value, community, social responsibility
No room for wild dogs, white ants or elephants: the imperative of leading practice as multi-dimensional adaptation strategy in Australian rangeland business and public policy
Authors: Ronan, G., Dowd, A-M. and Cosgrove, K.
Keywords: leading practice, transformational adaptation, business strategy
Potential for innovations in pastoral management, ecological recovery and governance in the Nullarbor region of Western Australia
Authors: Safstrom, R. and Novelly, P.
Keywords: ecosystem, transition, sustainability, innovation, production, ecology
Habitat distribution modeling of Halocnemum strobilaceum and Artemisia sieberi species using Maximum Entropy Method (Maxent) in the Qum Province rangelands
Authors: Sahragard, H.P.
Keywords: Maxent, geostatistics, potential habitat, AUC, Kappa coefficient
Authors: Silcock, J.L. and Fensham, R.J.
Keywords: degradation, explorers, grazing, vegetation change, rare species
Authors: Spandonide, B.
Operator bias associated with visual assessments of pasture yield for forage budgets on native pasture
Authors: Spiegel, N.B., O’Reagain, P., Anderson, A. and Willis, M.R.
Keywords: stocking rates, pasture photo standards, Stocktake Plus, unpalatable yield
Authors: Stacey, R.
Authors: Taylor, C., Holmes, K. and Doudle, S.
Keywords: APY, threatened species, fire, buffel grass, South Australia, IPA
Authors: Thompson, R. and Sooriyakumar, P.
Keywords: waterponding, waterspreading, Aus Aid, African trainees, training, rehabilitation
Authors: Tincknell, J. and Craig, J-A.
Authors: Tindall, D., Scarth, P., Carter, J., Trevithick, R., Armston, J., Witte, C., Flood, N., Denham, R., Watson, F., Schmidt, M., Muir, J., Phinn, S., Danaher, T., Gill, T., Lucas, R., Barnetson, J. and Staben, G.
Keywords: remote sensing, modelling, mapping, land condition
Authors: Walker, B.W.
Keywords: rangeland futures, policy failure, governance, disruptive change, national interest
Authors: Walsh, D.
Keywords: productivity, profitability, Barkly Tableland, cattle
Cattle grazing found to have had no negative effect on soil organic carbon stocks at a site in the Northern Territory
Authors: Walsh, D. and Shotton, P.
Keywords: carbon farming, Barkly Tableland, grazing intensity, water point, vertosol
Authors: Walsh, F., Catt, G. and Wells, D.
Keywords: fire management, indigenous knowledge, video production, Aboriginal rangers
Authors: Walsh, F., Davies, J., Lander, S., Carmody, M., Hill, R., Mooney, M., Sparrow, A. and Ltyentye Apurte Rangers
Keywords: climate science, climate change, erosion control, scientists, indigenous people, Aboriginal rangers
Authors: Ward, J. and Walsh, D.
Keywords: pasture composition, 3P grasses, land condition, cattle grazing
Authors: Waters, C.M., Hacker, R.B., Sinclair, K., Curtis, A., Lines-Kelly, R., Alemseged, Y. and Leys, J.
Keywords: ground cover, market-based instrument
Authors: Waters, C.M., Melville, G., Orgill, S.E., Alemseged, Y., Smith, W., Toole, I., Atkinson, T., Gillespie, P., and Bloomfield, C.
Keywords: soil carbon, biodiversity, ground cover
Authors: Watson, I., Petheram, C. and Stone, P.
Keywords: agricultural development; inter-disciplinary; northern development; land suitability; water resources; organizational learning
Authors: Whish, G., Pahl, L. and Bray, S.
Keywords: case-study property, simulated spelling strategies, land condition, animal productivity, property profitability