Keynote Panel: Responding to the Challenges of Climate Change About this Event Please note: This event will commence at 6pm and light refreshments will be provided following the session. Under a 1.5°C rise in global temperature, the natural world around us will not look the same as today. Most species and agricultural systems exist in regions with predictable rainfall and temperature patterns. Climate change challenges these patterns and so, under a changing climate, we must expect that some species will... View Article
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Come along and learn about the planning aspects of developing an agroforestry farm. Covering topics from planning considerations to carbon. About this Event In this farm walk, led by landowner Mark Walters, we will be discussing topics such as; Social licencing Government support Management and harvesting Code of Forest practice Speakers include Chris Rankin, South Gippsland Shire Council speaking on planning considerations, Nerida Anderson, University of Melbourne, speaking on carbon sequestration in an agroforestry situation, and Jeremy Allen, DELWP Manager... View Article
PhD opportunity: Water, elevated CO2 and growth: plant ecophysiological responses in a Free Air CO2 Enrichment experimentAugust 30, 2019 10:26 am Comments Off on PhD opportunity: Water, elevated CO2 and growth: plant ecophysiological responses in a Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment
This project will involve measurements in a cutting-edge global change field experiment to close this knowledge gap by examining plant growth responses to elevated CO2 during repeated drought cycles.
PhD opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2August 30, 2019 10:19 am Comments Off on PhD opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2
This project will apply a state of the art, hierarchical Bayesian modelling framework to determine how past climatic conditions influence current responses to high CO2concentrations. The project will use data from a new, specially-designed experiment, as well as results from past Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) and Open-top chamber (OTC) experiments, to close this knowledge gap.
This project will explore the potential for developing site-based and event-based extreme weather indices for parametric crop insurance using reanalyses of atmospheric climate variables.
The aim of this student project is to investigate the relationships between hydrological extremes (especially soil moisture drought) and wheat production in Australia. The outcome of the project may inform the development seasonal forecasts of hydrological indicators for agricultural production in Australia.
Together with a recent paper estimating evaporation and transpiration from the land surface, this paper brings the community a step closer to observationally constrained estimates of the historical land surface energy and water budgets
Bella Blanche writes about spending time on the vast Macfarlane Station in Tambo, Queensland and introduces a methodology to assess risks posed by climate change, and the vulnerability of the native rangeland resources located west of the Great Dividing Range.
UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stationsSeptember 18, 2018 9:59 am Comments Off on UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stations
Climate change is affecting weather patterns in many locations. In East Africa, changing rainfall would challenge the livelihoods of farmers. However, perceptions of local farmers and data from local weather stations differ. Is rainfall changing? How can we understand these two important information sources?
Research has now begun in earnest in the Drought Research Program with all key staff finally in place. This has proved timely. At the time of writing (August 2018) most of NSW has been drought declared and forecasters suggesting little sign of drought-breaking rains over coming months.