The dry tropical rangelands of northern Australia cover almost a quarter of continental Australia and account for nearly 70% of the Australian beef industry. The Australian Dept. of Environment describes them as “characterised by vast tracts of eucalypt savanna and native grasslands, small areas of cleared land and scattered settlements, and the rivers and wetlands that sustain ecosystems”. Our research interests are designed to promote sustainable animal production systems and protect catchments and marine environments associated with tropical rangelands through the management of the quality and quantity of plant biomass in these environments.
Facilitates used @ JCU
Research and Development
Our current research interests include:
Current research projects are funded through Meat and Livestock Australia, Agrimix Pty Ltd and Commonwealth Government Australian Awards Scholarship (formerly AusAID) as well as contributions to a range of professional organisations, outreach activities and publications to disseminate knowledge on improving agricultural production.
Staff/ HDR students –research team
Our current research team encompass a diverse range of skills and experiences which are currently contributing to projects which enhance agricultural production within tropical regions. Current staff and their areas of expertise are listed.
Agronomy and pasture management in tropic rangeland ecosystems
Ruminant nutrition and productivity in tropical rangeland ecosystems
Productivity of small ruminants in tropical environments
Productivity of large ruminants in tropical environments
Contacts: Mr Chris Gardiner, Discipline of Veterinary Science, JCU. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 47815738
Dr Glen Walker, Discipline of Veterinary Science, JCU. E-mail: email@example.com; Tel: 4781 4258