17th Biennial Conference Papers 2012

17th ARS Biennial Conference Papers 2012

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Authors A – K

Authors L – Z

Disclaimer: These papers have not been refereed by the Conference Program Committee. The content of each paper is the responsibility of its authors. The committee has formatted all abstracts and papers to a common style.


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A – K

 Y. Alemseged, R.B. Hacker, I.D. Toole, W.J. Smith & C. Waters  Diet selection and digestive efficiency of Dorper sheep and farmed goats and their implications for natural resource management in western NSW  Dorper grazing behaviour, grazing strategy
 B.M. Alchin & W.J. Williams  Atmospheric nitrogen and carbon transformed by cyanobacteria contribute to productivity in pastoral rangelands  cyanobacteria, nitrogen fixation, soil crusts
 Atkinson, T.LA. and Smith, W.J  Impact of future climate scenarios on pasture production and livestock enterprises in western NSW  climate change, pasture production and modelling
 H. Aubault, N.P. Webb, C.L. Strong, J.C. Scanlan & J.F. Leys  The impacts of grazing land management on the wind erodibility of the Mulga Lands of western Queensland, Australia  wind erosion, land degradation, management, GRASP, stocking rate, modelling
 R. Azimi, M. Rezayi, K. Kazempor  Locating the projects of improvement and production of the pasture using GIS (Case studies of Bande Ghora watershed In Kashmar)  Arc Map, Arc View, locating the improved pasture project, seeding, saw, grazing management, Bande Ghora in Kashmar
 C. Baulderstone & G. Baird  Drought induced death of bladder saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) in the north east pastoral district of South Australia   Atriplex vesicaria, drought, mortality
 G.J. Bishop-Hurley, K. Patison, D.L. Swain, G. Peare & R. Jurdak  Understanding the preference of cattle for shade and water  environmental protection, GPS, automated animal control
 C.E. Blocksome, T. Gross & D. Watson  Balancing ecological and environmental objectives in smoke management planning  smoke management, prescribed burning, tallgrass prairie
 S. G. Bray, D. Walsh, R. Gowen, K. Broad & B. Daniels  Producing Climate Clever Beef in northern Australia  profitability, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration
 Nan Bray  Nutritional Wisdom at Work in a Grazing Enterprise  nutritional wisdom, grazing, complex systems
 T.F. Chapman  Microclimate and soil properties of older bilby diggings at Lorna Glen rangelands restoration project.
 R. Cowley, C. Pettit, T. Cowley, L. Pahl & M. Hearnden  Optimising fire management in grazed tropical savannas  fire management, grazing, tropical savannas
 A. Craig & D. Hadden  The effects of fire on grazed Mitchell grass pastures in the East Kimberley: a case study  Mitchell grass, fire, grazing
 M. Debney  Can conservation and cattle production co-exist? A case study: Toomba Station  conservation, grazing, sustainability
 R. Dobbs, R. Cossart, P. Close & P. Davies  Strengthening scientific research & management across northern Australia through Indigenous rangers & community collaboration  waterways education, Indigenous engagement, natural resource management
 P.Droulers & K. Kneipp  Developing and implementing policy for fire management of invasive native scrub in New South Wales  effective policy, management burning, invasive native scrub, western NSW
 Hon W. Duncan MLC  The Rangelands Reform Program: Implementing a plan for economic diversity in the Western Australian rangelands
 M. El Hassan & J. Field  Agroforestry for sustainable goat farming: shade, shelter, fodder, and environmental benefits of trees  agroforestry, goats, shade and shelter
 M. Fletcher, K. Brockhurst,  M. McDonald & R. Thompson, D.  Water ponding on Larrawa station, November 2011: a photo story  water pond, grader, cost
 K. Forrest, N. Judd & D. Green  A national approach to building resilient rangelands  collaboration, national, rangelands
 K. Gepp  What will climate change REALLY mean to graziers in the Western Catchment of NSW  climate change, graziers, western NSW
 L.A. González, C. Ramírez-Restrepo, D. Coates & E. Charmley  Prediction of feed intake in growing beef cattle fed tropical forages  feed intake, model, tropical forages
 M. Goulton  Mesquite management in the NSW Rangelands: A history of policy, management and landholder’s perceptions  mesquite, management, community
 A. Higgins, I. Watson & C. Chilcott  Optimising capital investment and operations for the livestock industry in northern Australia  transport, infrastructure, optimisation, northern Australia, beef
 J. L. Holechek  How global trends in population, energy use, water use, and climate impact on rangeland and rangeland users. Implications for policy development, land use and management, conservation and production
 J. Holm, C. Gustavsson & N. Welch  Kimberley planning and infrastructure framework accommodating aspirations of different land users and resolving conflicting demands for land  Kimberley infrastructure, landuse planning
 L. Hunt, A. Ash, C. McDonald, J. Scanlan, L. Bell, R. Cowle, I. Watson, J. McIvor & N. MacLeod  Seeking sustainable productivity improvements in the northern beef industry  beef enterprise modelling, beef production, sustainable development
 L.P. Hunt, A.C. Liedloff & R.W. Eager  Above- and below-ground carbon dynamics of different fire regimes in extensive grazing systems in northern Australia  carbon modelling, carbon stocks, prescribed fire
 P. Jones, C. Harris & R. Silcock  Does wet season spelling improve land condition?  spelling, condition, composition
 S.A. Khairo,  R.B. Hacker, T.L. Atkinson & G.L. Turnbull  Implications of alternative feral goat management strategies for natural resource management polices in NSW rangelands  economics, feral goat, policy, NSW
 H.P. King  Soil carbon and landscape function: grazing friend or foe?

L – Z

E. Leitch & R. Flitton  AusPlots-Rangelands: survey progress in the Northern Territory  biodiversity surveys, permanent plots, Australian rangelands
 M. Lewis, A. Arnott & A. Higgins  The devil is in the detail – managing feral goat grazing at breeding sites for the endangered malleefowl Leiopoa ocellata  exclusion fencing, malleefowl, pest animal management
 J. Maconochie, F. Facelli & C. Baulderstone  Development and implementation of a field based data entry system (FDE) used in land condition monitoring of pastoral leases in the South Australian rangelands  data entry, field tablets
 K. Masters  Stacks of fire – implementing a fire management program, Mount Isa Mines  planning, communication, controlled burning
 A. McIlwee, R. Brandle & J. McDonald  A conservation planning framework for South Australia’s arid lands  information framework, landscape assessment, state and transition models
 K. Mitchell, M. Tighe & R. Thompson  Waterspreading to restore native grasslands  waterspreading, environmental, invasive native scrub, land management, soil carbon
 D.M. Nicholas, J. Cassady & A.C. Grice  Mungalla – a case study of wetland restoration on Indigenous land  rehabilitation, management, herbicide, Nywaigi
 P. O’Reagain & J. Bushell  Long term effects of different grazing strategies on productivity, profitability and land condition in a variable climate  stocking rate, spelling, flexible stocking
 G.F.M. Page & P.F. Grierson  Designing new monitoring programs for mulga woodlands – lessons learned from the Pilbara  Acacia aneura, linear infrastructure, grazing impacts
 S. Petty, L. Hunt, R. Cowley, A. Fisher, A. White, N. MacDonald, Matthew Pryor, Andrew Ash, K. McCosker, J. McIvor & N MacLeod  Sustainable development of VRD grazing lands  intensification, grazing distribution, sustainable development
 O. Pisani & B. Shepherd  Improving landholders’ knowledge of fire as a management tool within the Burdekin rangelands  grazing, woodland thickening, extension
 A.E. Richards, D.E. Allen, R.C. Dalal and G.D. Cook  The effect of fire frequency and patch dynamics on soil carbon fluxes in tropical rangelands
 R. Safstrom, T. Brandis & P.J. Waddell  Re-imagining Western Australia’s degraded southern rangelands through knowledge-based redevelopment planning   rangelands, planning, degradation
J. Sandow Western Innovators: A fresh approach to landholder capacity building in the WesternCatchment of New South Wales landholder mentoring, capacity building, socio-economic resilience
 J. Scanlan, N. MacLeod & P. O’Reagain  Scaling grazing trial results upwards to a whole property level – a case study using the Wambiana grazing trial  GRASP model, ENTERPRISE model, economic performance
 J. Stretch  Sustainability and degradation.  An unresolved conflict for low productivity rangeland.  rangeland, profitability, degradation
 R. Thompson  Power of a photo  monitoring, waterponding, rehabilitation
 P. Tozer & J. Leys  Dust Storms – What do they really cost?  dust storms, wind erosion
P. Tozer & J. Leys Dust Watch – monitoring the interaction between climate and land management dust storms, wind erosion
D. Walsh, R. Cowley & J. Russell-Smith Fire management in a new rangelands economy: making sense of research, policy and on-ground implementation carbon farming, diversification, savanna burning
D. Walsh, S. Crowder, B. Saggers & S. Shearer Early wet season burning and pasture spelling to improve land condition in the Victoria River District (NT) savanna burning, cattle, 3P grasses
J. Walton, H. Pringle & C. Stanton Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU) ™: building landscape literacy to rehydrate the rangelands of South Australia trust, empathy, attitude
C. Waters, T.D. Penman, R.B. Hacker, B. Law , R.P. Kavanagh,D, F. Lemckert & Y. Alemseged Balancing tradeoffs between biodiversity and production in the re-design of rangeland landscapes biodiversity, production
C. Waters, G. Melville, A. McMurtrie, W. Smith, T. Atkinson & Y. Alemseged The influence of grazing management and total grazing pressure fencing on ground cover and floristic diversity in the semi-arid rangelands ground cover, biodiversity, grazing management
R.D.B. Whalley, I.H. Chivers & C.M. Waters Revegetation with Australian native grasses – a reassessment of the importance of using local provenances provenances, local, inbreeding
I.A. White, J.N. Foulkes & B.D. Sparrow AusPlots-Rangelands progress after two years Australian rangelands, biodiversity survey, AusPlots
A. Whyte & P. Jessop Providing a diversity of management to achieve a greater plant diversity
T. Wiley et al Cattle, carbon, critters and culture – building a new rangelands
B. Winter The importance of long-term flora monitoring across Australia’s rangelands rangeland, monitoring, flora