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Matthew Harrison

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Dr Matthew Harrison is Systems Modelling Team Leader at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) in Burnie, Tasmania. Matt is an internationally renowned scientist for his work in agricultural systems modelling.

Matt’s team is multi-disciplinary, being comprised of biophysical modellers, spatial scientists, animal scientists and a biometrician. The team regularly collaborates with social scientists, private consultants, economists, agronomists and software engineers. At present, Matt’s team collectively supervises 12 HDR students. Matt’s team collaborates widely within TIA and UTAS, but also with other national and international partners. Matt strongly believes in generating science-based outcomes in a form that is actionable by policy-makers.

Matt’s present research interests include climate change impacts and adaptation of livestock and cropping enterprises, greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of farming, gene-to-phenotype crop modelling, environmental impacts of dairy and red meat farms; dairy, sheep and beef production systems, seasonal climate forecasting of pasture growth rates and dual-purpose crops. His work increasingly deals with digital technologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data, decision analytics and decision-support tools. These tools and their algorithms may ingest real-time data such as weather or soil moisture, and, through equations based on a cast of scientific principles, output meaningful and informative variables, such as pasture growth rates, crop phenology or soil moisture availability. The work produced by the team has had impact with the agricultural livestock and cropping industries, the farming community, research development corporations, government and small and medium enterprises.

Since 2012, Matt’s team has sourced more than $10.4M in competitive research funding. Matt’s team have produced over 150 research outputs, including more than 45 peer-reviewed international journal publications. His team regularly recruits PhD and Masters students.

Biography

Before working with TIA, Matt was employed by the Institute Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Montpellier, France; Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Des Moines, USA; the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and CSIRO in Canberra.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDModelling the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazingThe Australian National UniversityAustralia2009
BSc (1st Class Hons)

Does the proportion of leaf nitrogen allocated to cell walls influence photosynthesis?

The Australian National UniversityAustralia2006
BEng (1st Class Hons)Civil EngineeringLa Trobe UniversityAustralia2005
BAppSciGenetic engineeringLa Trobe UniversityAustralia2005
AQIS approved personAccredited training as quarantine-approved-premises person by Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS)CSIROAustralia2010

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Australian Society of Agronomy
  • Golden Key Royal Honours Society
  • Grasslands Society of Southern Australia Inc.
  • Grasslands Society of NSW
  • La Trobe University Alumni
  • Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network
  • Rural Finance Corporation Alumni
  • The Australian National University Alumni
  • The Institution of Engineers, Australia

Administrative expertise

Matthew has managed and successfully completed more than 14 research grants with a total cash value of over $7.50 million. He was Chief Investigator on all of these projects; and of these, he was Project Leader on nine.

Teaching

Agricultural Systems, Mathematics, Algorithm, Programming, Derivation, Farm, Model, APSIM, GrassGro, Pasture, Seasonal Weather Forecast, Global Circulation Model, Sheep, Wool, Beef, Cattle, Crop, Wheat, Maize, Sorghum, Dairy, Profit, Gross Margin, Extreme Climatic Events, Forecasting, Optimisation, Photosynthesis, Plant Physiology, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mitigation, Adaptation

Teaching expertise

  • Delivered lectures to undergraduate and Masters students in Agronomy at the University of Tasmania (UTAS)
  • Held practical classes for student training in the use of the agricultural systems model APSIM at UTAS
  • Presented lectures to undergraduate students in Plants and Global Climate Change at the Faculty of Botany and Zoology at the Australian National University

Research Appointments

  • Member of Organising Committee of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference and Associate Editor responsible for assessing and reviewing presentations and delivering the Conference book of presented papers
  • Associate Editor of academic journal, Crop and Pasture Science
  • Associate Editor of academic journal, Agricultural Systems

Research Invitations

  • 2016: Plenary speaker at the 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agricultural Conference to be held at the Pullman Albert Park in Melbourne, 14-18 February 2016
  • 2015: Plenary presentation at Tasmanian Diary Conference: SenseT – new methods of pasture prediction, Burnie Arts and Function Centre, March 2015
  • 2014: Plenary speaker at a Managing Climate Variability (MCV) forum held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on 3-4 November. MCV is a joint initiative between several research development corporations that funds both climate research and agricultural research addressing aspects of climate change
  • 2014: Invited plenary speaker at AgMod biophysical modelling workshop at the University of Melbourne; chaired session on AgMIP activity
  • 2014: Reviewed Cradle Coast Natural Resource Management Authority modelling that examined effects of climate change on pasture and landscape production
  • 2013: Plenary speaker at National Grain and Graze conference at CSIRO in Canberra
  • 2011: Invited speaker at farmer field day at Jericho, Tasmania, to illustrate effects of climate change and global warming on pasture production
  • 2009: Plenary speaker at Plant and Food Research, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Expertise

  • Collaborative work with farmers, industry and other researchers examining effects of crop grazing on grain yields (dual-purpose crops), influences of extreme climatic events on dairy businesses, development of online tools for forecasting short-term plant growth rates, how manipulating animal diet and stomach bacteria affects feed breakdown, volatile fatty acids and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Spatial optimisation of crop or livestock farming systems given current road and rail infrastructure and food processing plants with new potential for farms to be irrigated
  • Use of agricultural systems modelling for interpretation of laboratory or field experimental results, forecasting the effects of climate change on farm productivity and profitability
  • Spatial and temporal simulation modelling of crop yields, accounting for variation in farm management, climate and soil characteristics
  • Derivation of new mathematical models for use in farmer decision-support tools and models
  • Programming in computer languages such as R, C++, AutoCAD, GenStat and Matlab

Research Themes

Matt's field of expertise is agricultural systems, including the influence of climate change and extreme climatic events on crop and animal productivity, use of seasonal and intra-annual weather forecasts from global circulation models to forecast short- and long-term plant growth, model derivation and evaluation, and on-farm management strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.His research currently encompasses four broad areas: 1) greenhouse gas emissions from sheep, beef and dairy systems; 2) measurement and modelling of pasture growth rates for understanding changes in livestock feedbase availability; 3) predicting the influence of extreme climatic events on the social, economic and biophysical aspects of dairy farms; and 4) development of new decision-support tools and simulation models for farmers and industry for forecasting pasture growth rates, crop yields or livestock growth rates.

Collaboration

  • Joint projects with research and technical partners at Dairy Australia, Tasmanian Alkaloids, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Grains Research and Development Corporation and Australian Wool Innovation Limited
  • Collaborative projects with the University of Melbourne and the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria on best management practises and greenhouse gas emissions of livestock farming systems
  • Research with CSIRO colleagues at Rockhampton and Brisbane in manipulation of rumen microbiota influencing gaseous emissions of methane
  • Engaged project work between TIA and the APSIM Initiative; the latter being a research group that promotes the development and use of the science modules and infrastructure software of the Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM). This work involved development of a new module for the APSIM platform (chicory), and development of a new module to simulate growth and development of poppy flower crops
  • Project lead of a collaborative program between the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and the University of Melbourne in a large international collaborative model comparison program involving 34 global research organizations. This project was undertaken as a gesture of good-will (not funded) and included both the Coordinated Climate-Crop Modeling Project (C3MP) and the Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)

Awards

  • 2017: Australian Society of Agronomy Young Agronomist Award 
  • 2013: A.W. Howard Memorial Trust Grant to attend the International Grasslands Congress
  • 2012: First prize in 'Agricultural Innovation Game Changer' competition published by QLD Country Life
  • 2011: CSIRO Plant Industry Chief's Award for teamwork in the National 'Grain & Graze' Research Program
  • 2010: Australian Society of Agronomy Conference Travel Scholarship
  • 2009: A.W. Howard Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • 2008: Australian Society of Agronomy Conference Travel Scholarship
  • 2007: Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2007: Research School of Biological Sciences top-up scholarship
  • 2006: Research School of Biological Science Honours Scholarship
  • 2005: Engineers Australia Medal
  • 2005: City of Greater Bendigo Transport Engineering Prize for highest final-year aggregate results

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling (070104)
  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction (070301)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Animal Management (070203)
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070199)
  • Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Optimisation (010303)
  • Carbon Sequestration Science (050301)
  • Plant Biology (060799)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070308)
  • Animal Growth and Development (070202)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy (020503)
  • Animal Breeding (070201)
  • Animal Reproduction (070206)
  • Soil Physics (050305)
  • Animal Production (070299)

Research Objectives

  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production (839802)
  • Wheat (820507)
  • Barley (820501)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Dairy Cattle (830302)
  • Browse Crops (830401)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production (829802)
  • Maize (820401)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Sheep - Meat (830310)
  • Sheep - Wool (830311)
  • Winter Grains and Oilseeds (820599)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops (830499)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory) (960201)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed (830405)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services (899899)
  • Management of Gaseous Waste from Animal Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases) (839801)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Sorghum (820404)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on New Zealand (excl. Social Impacts) (960308)
  • Information Services (890399)
  • Grain Legumes (820503)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils (961402)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Eggs (830501)
  • Wine Grapes (820306)
  • Rice (820402)
  • Native and Residual Pastures (830403)
  • Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood) (820302)
  • Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba) (820303)

Publications

Total publications

174

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleAlcock DJ, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'Can animal genetics and flock management be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also maintain productivity of wool-producing enterprises?', Agricultural Systems, 132 pp. 25-34. ISSN 0308-521X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2014.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

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2015Journal ArticleHarrison MT, McSweeney C, Tomkins NW, Eckard RJ, 'Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala', Agricultural Systems, 136 pp. 138-146. ISSN 0308-521X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.03.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27

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2014Journal ArticleHarrison MT, Tardieu F, Dong Z, Messina CD, Hammer GL, 'Characterizing drought stress and trait influence on maize yield under current and future conditions', Global Change Biology, 20, (3) pp. 867-878. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98Web of Science - 94

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2010Journal ArticleHarrison MT, Kelman WM, Moore AD, Evans JR, 'Grazing winter wheat relieves plant water stress and transiently enhances photosynthesis', Functional Plant Biology, 37, (8) pp. 726-736. ISSN 1445-4408 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP10040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36

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2009Journal ArticleHarrison MT, Edwards EJ, Farquhar GD, Nicotra AB, Evans JR, 'Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency', Plant, Cell and Environment, 32, (3) pp. 259-270. ISSN 0140-7791 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01918.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 59

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Bell M, Harrison M, 'Measuring or modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture land use' ISSN 2073-445X (In Press) [Edited Journal]

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2020Harrison MT, 'Agricultural Systems' ISSN 0308-521X (In Press) [Edited Journal]

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2020Harrison MT, 'Global Change Biology' ISSN 1354-1013 (2020) [Edited Journal]

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2020Meier EA, Thorburn PJ, Bell LW, Harrison MT, Biggs JS, 'Greenhouse gas emissions from cropping and grazed pastures are similar: a simulation analysis in Australia', Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3, (JAN) Article 121. ISSN 2571-581X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2019.00121 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Sandor R, Ehrhardt F, Grace P, Recous S, Smith P, et al., 'Ensemble modelling of carbon fluxes in grasslands and croplands', Field Crops Research: An International Journal ISSN 0378-4290 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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2019Harrison MT, Roggero PP, Zavattaro L, 'Simple, efficient and robust techniques for automatic multi-objective function parameterisation: case studies of local and global optimisation using APSIM', Environmental Modelling and Software, 117 pp. 109-133. ISSN 1364-8152 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.010 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Hu H, Ahmed I, Choudhury S, Fan Y, Shabala S, et al., 'Wild barley shows a wider diversity in genes regulating heading date compared with cultivated barley', Euphytica, 215 Article 75. ISSN 0014-2336 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10681-019-2398-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ahmed I; Choudhury S; Fan Y; Shabala S; Meinke H; Zhou M

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2019Ibrahim A, Harrison MT, Meinke H, Zhou M, 'Examining the yield potential of barley near-isogenic lines using a genotype by environment by management analysis', European Journal of Agronomy, 105 pp. 41-51. ISSN 1161-0301 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2019.02.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Meinke H; Zhou M

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2019Langworthy AD, Rawnsley RP, Freeman MJ, Corkrey R, Harrison MT, et al., 'Effect of stubble-height management on crown temperature of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and chicory', Crop and Pasture Science, 70, (2) pp. 183-194. ISSN 1836-0947 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP18313 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Langworthy AD; Rawnsley RP; Freeman MJ; Corkrey R; Lane PA

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2019Langworthy AD, Rawnsley RP, Freeman MJ, Corkrey R, Pembleton KG, et al., 'Effect of stubble height and irrigation management on the growth, botanical composition and persistence of perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and chicory swards in cool-temperate Tasmania', Crop and Pasture Science, 70, (2) pp. 169-182. ISSN 1836-0947 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP18311 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Langworthy AD; Rawnsley RP; Freeman MJ; Corkrey R; Lane PA

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2019Liu K, Harrison MT, Hunt J, Angessa TT, Meinke H, et al., 'Identifying optimal sowing and flowering periods for barley in Australia: a modelling approach', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 282-283 Article 107871. ISSN 0168-1923 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107871 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Meinke H; Zhou M

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2019Rawnsley RP, Smith AP, Christie KM, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Current and future direction of nitrogen fertiliser use in Australian grazing systems', Crop and Pasture Science, 70, (12) pp. 1034-1043. ISSN 1836-0947 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP18566 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Christie KM

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2019Tomkins N, Harrison M, McSweeney CS, Denman S, Charmley E, et al., 'Greenhouse gas implications of leucaena-based pastures. Can we develop an emissions reduction methodology for the beef industry?', Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales, 7, (4) pp. 267-272. ISSN 2346-3775 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(7)267-272 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2018Christie KM, Smith AP, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Simulated seasonal responses of grazed dairy pastures to nitrogen fertilizer in SE Australia: pasture production', Agricultural Systems, 166 pp. 36-47. ISSN 0308-521X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.07.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2018Ibrahim A, Harrison M, Meinke H, Fan Y, Johnson P, et al., 'A regulator of early flowering in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)', PLoS One, 13, (7) Article e0200722. ISSN 1932-6203 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200722 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Meinke H; Fan Y; Johnson P; Zhou M

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2018Langworthy AD, Rawnsley RP, Freeman MJ, Pembleton KG, Corkrey R, et al., 'Potential of summer-active temperate (C3) perennial forages to mitigate the detrimental effects of supraoptimal temperatures on summer home-grown feed production in south-eastern Australian dairying regions', Crop and Pasture Science, 69, (8) pp. 808-820. ISSN 1836-0947 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP17291 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Langworthy AD; Rawnsley RP; Freeman MJ; Corkrey R; Lane PA

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2018Phelan DC, Harrison MT, McLean G, Cox H, Pembleton KG, et al., 'Advancing a farmer decision support tool for agronomic decisions on rainfed and irrigated wheat cropping in Tasmania', Agricultural Systems, 167 pp. 113-124. ISSN 0308-521X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.09.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Phelan DC; Dean GJ; do Amaral Richter ME; Pengilley G; Hinton SJ; Mohammed CL

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2018Rawnsley R, Dynes RA, Christie KM, Harrison MT, Doran-Browne NA, et al., 'A review of whole farm-system analysis in evaluating greenhouse-gas mitigation strategies from livestock production systems', Animal Production Science, 58, (6) pp. 980-989. ISSN 1836-0939 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15632 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie KM

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2017Chang-Fung-Martel J, Harrison MT, Rawnsley R, Smith AP, Meinke H, 'The impact of extreme climate events on pasture-based dairy systems: a review', Crop and Pasture Science, 68, (12) pp. 1158-1169. ISSN 1836-0939 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP16394 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Chang-Fung-Martel J; Rawnsley R; Meinke H

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2017Ehrhardt F, Soussana J-F, Bellocchi G, Grace P, McAuliffe R, et al., 'Assessing uncertainties in crop and pasture ensemble model simulations of productivity and N2O emissions', Global Change Biology, 24, (2) pp. 603-616. ISSN 1354-1013 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13965 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 12

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2017Harrison MT, Cullen BR, Armstrong D, 'Management options for dairy farms under climate change: effects of intensification, adaptation and simplification on pastures, milk production and profitability', Agricultural Systems, 155 pp. 19-32. ISSN 0308-521X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2016Christie KM, Harrison MT, Trevaskis LM, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'Modelling enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality', Animal Production Science, 56, (3) pp. 565-573. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15296 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2016Cottle DJ, Harrison MT, Ghahramani A, 'Sheep greenhouse gas emission intensities under different management practices, climate zones and enterprise types', Animal Production Science, 56, (3) pp. 507-518. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cottle DJ

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2016Harrison M, 'Leucaena - more cash with less gas', Feedback, (May/June) pp. 18-18. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison MT, Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, 'Assessing the reliability of dynamical and historical climate forecasts in simulating hindcast pasture growth rates', Animal Production Science, 57, (7) pp. 1525-1535. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN16492 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2016Harrison MT, Cullen BR, Rawnsley RP, 'Modelling the sensitivity of agricultural systems to climate change and extreme climatic events', Agricultural Systems, 148 pp. 135-148. ISSN 0308-521X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.07.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

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2016Harrison MT, Cullen BR, Tomkins NW, McSweeney C, Cohn P, et al., 'The concordance between greenhouse gas emissions, livestock production and profitability of extensive beef farming systems', Animal Production Science, 56, (3) pp. 370-384. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15515 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2016James AR, Harrison MT, 'Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia's temperate high-rainfall zone', Animal Production Science, 56, (3) pp. 393-401. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15578 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Pembleton KG, Cullen BR, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Ramilan T, 'Modelling the resilience of forage crop production to future climate change in the dairy regions of Southeastern Australia using APSIM', Journal of Agricultural Science, 154, (7) pp. 1131-1152. ISSN 0021-8596 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0021859615001185 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Pembleton KG; Rawnsley RP

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2016Sandor R, Ehrhardt F, Basso B, Bellocchi G, Bhatia A, et al., 'C and N models Intercomparison - benchmark and ensemble model estimates for grassland production', Advances in Animal Biosciences, 7, (3) pp. 245-247. ISSN 2040-4700 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/S2040470016000297 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Taylor CA, Harrison MT, Telfer M, Eckard R, 'Modelled greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle grazing irrigated leucaena in northern Australia', Animal Production Science, 56, (3) pp. 594-604. ISSN 1836-0939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN15575 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2015Alcock DJ, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'Can animal genetics and flock management be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also maintain productivity of wool-producing enterprises?', Agricultural Systems, 132 pp. 25-34. ISSN 0308-521X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2014.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

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2015Bell LW, Harrison MT, Kirkegaard JA, 'Dual-purpose cropping - capitalising on potential grain crop grazing to enhance mixed-farming profitability', Crop and Pasture Science, 66, (3&4) pp. i-iv. ISSN 1836-0947 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CPv66n4_FO [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7

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2015Harrison MT, Kelman WM, Virgona JM, 'Effects of grazing on crop crown temperature: implications for phenology', Crop and Pasture Science, 66, (4) pp. 235-248. ISSN 1836-0947 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP13380 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2015Harrison MT, McSweeney C, Tomkins NW, Eckard RJ, 'Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala', Agricultural Systems, 136 pp. 138-146. ISSN 0308-521X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.03.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27

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2015Phelan DC, Harrison MT, Kemmerer EP, Parsons D, 'Management opportunities for boosting productivity of cool-temperate grazed dairy farms under climate change', Agricultural Systems, 138 pp. 46-54. ISSN 0308-521X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.05.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Phelan DC; Parsons D

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2014Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Using a modelling approach to evaluate two options for improving animal nitrogen use efficiency and reducing nitrous oxide emissions on dairy farms in southern Australia', Animal Production Science, 54, (12) pp. 1960-1970. ISSN 1836-0939 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN14436 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2014Hammer GL, McLean G, Chapman S, Zheng B, Doherty A, et al., 'Crop design for specific adaptation in variable dryland production environments', Crop and Pasture Science, 65, (7) pp. 614-626. ISSN 1836-0947 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP14088 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 44

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2014Harrison MT, Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'Modelling pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole-farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities', Animal Production Science, 54, (12) pp. 2018-2028. ISSN 1836-0939 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN14421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2014Harrison MT, Jackson T, Cullen BR, Rawnsley RP, Ho C, et al., 'Increasing ewe genetic fecundity improves whole-farm production and reduces greenhouse gas emissions intensities 1. Sheep production and emissions intensities', Agricultural Systems, 131 pp. 23-33. ISSN 0308-521X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2014.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

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2014Harrison MT, Tardieu F, Dong Z, Messina CD, Hammer GL, 'Characterizing drought stress and trait influence on maize yield under current and future conditions', Global Change Biology, 20, (3) pp. 867-878. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98Web of Science - 94

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2014Ho CKM, Jackson T, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Increasing ewe genetic fecundity improves whole-farm production and reduces greenhouse gas emissions intensities: 2. Economic performance', Animal Production Science, 54, (9) pp. 1248-1253. ISSN 1836-0939 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN14309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2013Bell MJ, Eckard RJ, Harrison MT, Neal JS, Cullen BR, 'Effect of warming on the productivity of perennial ryegrass and kikuyu pastures in south-eastern Australia', Crop and Pasture Science, 64, (1) pp. 61-70. ISSN 1836-0947 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP12358 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

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2012Harrison MT, Evans JR, Moore AD, 'Using a mathematical framework to examine physiological changes in winter wheat after livestock grazing. 1. Model derivation and coefficient calibration', Field Crops Research, 136 pp. 116-126. ISSN 0378-4290 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2012.06.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

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2012Harrison MT, Evans JR, Moore AD, 'Using a mathematical framework to examine physiological changes in winter wheat after livestock grazing. 2. Model validation and effects of grazing management', Field Crops Research, 136 pp. 127-137. ISSN 0378-4290 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2012.06.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

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2011Harrison MT, Evans JR, Dove H, Moore AD, 'Dual-purpose cereals: Can the relative influences of management and environment on crop recovery and grain yield be dissected?', Crop and Pasture Science, 62, (11) pp. 930-946. ISSN 1836-0947 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP11066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 57

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2011Harrison MT, Evans JR, Dove H, Moore AD, 'Recovery dynamics of rainfed winter wheat after livestock grazing 1. Growth rates, grain yields, soil water use and water-use efficiency', Crop and Pasture Science, 62, (11) pp. 947-959. ISSN 1836-0947 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP11234 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

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2011Harrison MT, Evans JR, Dove H, Moore AD, 'Recovery dynamics of rainfed winter wheat after livestock grazing 2. Light interception, radiation-use efficiency and dry-matter partitioning', Crop and Pasture Science, 62, (11) pp. 960-971. ISSN 1836-0947 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP11235 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2010Harrison MT, Kelman WM, Moore AD, Evans JR, 'Grazing winter wheat relieves plant water stress and transiently enhances photosynthesis', Functional Plant Biology, 37, (8) pp. 726-736. ISSN 1445-4408 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP10040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36

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2009Harrison MT, Edwards EJ, Farquhar GD, Nicotra AB, Evans JR, 'Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency', Plant, Cell and Environment, 32, (3) pp. 259-270. ISSN 0140-7791 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01918.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 59

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Ibrahim A, Harrison M, Meinke H, Zhou M, 'Barley Phenology: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Heading Date and Modelling of Genotype‐Environment‐Management Interactions', Plant Growth, InTech, EC Rigobelo (ed), Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 175-202. ISBN 978-953-51-2771-0 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.5772/64827 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Meinke H; Zhou M

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Bassu S, Acutis M, Amaducci S, Argenti G, Baranowski P, et al., 'Modelling nitrous oxide emission of high input maize crop systems', Book of Abstracts, 22-24 May, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-2. (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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2020Ehrhardt F, Soussana JF, Bellocchi G, McAuliffe R, Recous S, et al., 'Using model ensembles to assess long term changes in temperate grasslands SOM and associated C&N fluxes', Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, 3-7 September 2017, Harpenden, United Kingdom, pp. 1-3. (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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2020Farina R, Ehrhardt F, Bellocchi G, Chenu C, Soussana JF, et al., 'C-MIP: an international model inter-comparison simulating organic carbon dynamics in bare fallow soils', Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, 3-7 September 2017, Harpenden, United Kingdom, pp. 1-2. (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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2020Sandor R, Ehrhardt F, Basso B, Bellocchi G, Bhatia A, et al., 'A multi-model assessment of C cycling and soil C sequestration in grasslands and croplands', Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, 3-7 September 2017, Harpenden, United Kingdom, pp. 1-2. (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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2020Tomkins N, Charmley E, Harrison MT, McSweeney C, Conrad K, 'Green House Gas implications of Leucaena in Australia', 2018 International Leucaena Conference, 29 October - 3 November 2018, Brisbane (In Press) [Keynote Presentation]

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2019Farina R, Ehrhardt F, Bellocchi G, Chenu C, Soussana JF, et al., 'Multi-metric evaluation of an ensemble of biogeochemical models for the estimation of organic carbon content in long-term bare fallow soils', Food Security and Climate Change Conference: 4 per 1000 initiative new tangible global challenges for the soil, 17-20 June 2019, Poltiers, France (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2019Harrison M, 'Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water', GRDC Farming Systems Research Investment Forum, 12-13 September, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-24. (2019) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Asher M, Raedts P, Harrison MT, Hills J, Rawnsley RP, 'Estimating pasture biomass with Planet Labs CubeSats', Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 21-23 November 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 196-198. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Raedts P; Hills J; Rawnsley RP

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2018Harrison MT, De Antoni Migliorati M, Rowlings D, Doughterty W, Grace P, et al., 'Modelling biomass, soil water content and mineral nitrogen in dairy pastures: a comparison of DairyMod and APSIM', Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 21-23 November 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 70-75. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Ahmed I, Harrison M, Meinke H, Johnson P, Zhou M, 'A quantitative trait loci (QTL) regulating early flowering in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)', 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, 03-06 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ahmed I; Meinke H; Johnson P; Zhou M

2017Bassu S, Acutis M, Amaducci S, Argenti G, Baranowski P, et al., 'Modelling nitrous oxide emission of high input maize crop systems', MACSUR Science Conference 2017, 22-24 May 2017, Berlin, Germany (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Zeb T, Harrison MT, Acuna TB, Johnson PG, 'Wheat morphological defoliation regimes and regrowth potential', Proceedings of the 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 24-28 September, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Zeb T; Acuna TB; Johnson PG

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2016Christie KM, Harrison MT, Trevaskis LM, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'Modelling enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2016Cottle DJ, Harrison MT, Ghahramani A, 'Sheep greenhouse gas emission intensities under different management practices, climate zones and enterprise types', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Cullen B, Ayre M, Armstrong D, Harrison M, Reichelt N, et al., 'Dairy businesses for future climates', Climate Adaptation 2016, 05-07 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cullen B; Rawnsley R

2016Harrison M, 'Thinking 2040 - milk price, climate and cash', Tasmanian Dairy Conference 2016, 16 March 2016, Burnie, Australia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Harrison MT, 'Keynote speaker: On-farm CH4 mitigation - Leuceana as a case study', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Harrison MT, 'Session chair', 6th Low Carbon and Green Growth Earth Summit 2016, 30 June - 03 July 2016, Goyang-si, South Korea (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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2016Harrison MT, 'Title to be determined', 4th International Conference on Plant Genomics, 14-15 July 2016, Brisbane, Australia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Harrison MT, 'Session chair', 3rd International Workshop on Model Inter-Comparison on Agricultural GHG Emissions, 08-09 March 2016, Rome, Italy (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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2016Harrison MT, Cullen BR, Tomkins NW, McSweeney C, Cohn P, et al., 'The concordance between greenhouse gas emissions, livestock production and profitability of beef farming systems in low production zones', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Hayman G, Christie K, Harrison M, Cullen B, Ayre M, et al., 'Synergies and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation: future pathways for Australian dairy farms', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Christie K; Rawnsley R

2016Hills JL, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, BIshop-Hurley GJ, Henry DA, et al., 'Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems', Precision Dairy Farming 2016, 21-23 June 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, pp. 25-31. ISBN 978-90-8686-283-2 (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hills JL; Rawnsley RP; Raedts P; Freeman M

2016Hills JL, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Bishop-Hurley GJ, Henry DA, et al., 'Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems', Precision Dairy Conference, 21-23 June, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hills JL; Rawnsley RP; Raedts P; Freeman M

2016James AR, Harrison MT, 'Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia's temperate high rainfall zone', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Rawnsley R, Dynes R, Christie K, Harrison M, Doran Browne N, et al., 'The role of whole farm system analysis in evaluating GHG mitigation strategies from livestock production systems', 6th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference 2016, 14-18 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie K

2016Sandor R, Ehrhardt F, Basso B, Bathia A, Bellocchi G, et al., 'Global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases - benchmark and ensemble crop and grassland model estimates', Modelling Grassland-Livestock Systems under Climate Change Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Acuna T, Moeller CN, Parsons D, Harrison M, 'Building productive, diverse and sustainable landscapes', Australian Society of Agronomy, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-1033. (2015) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Acuna T; Moeller CN; Parsons D

2015Bellocchi G, Ehrhardt F, Soussana J-F, Conant R, Fitton N, et al., 'Sensitivity analysis for climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation projection with pasture models', Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015, 16-18 March 2015, Montpellier, France (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Ehrhardt F, Soussana J-F, Grace P, Recous S, Snow V, et al., 'An international intercomparison and benchmarking of crop and pasture models simulating GHG emissions and C sequestration', Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015, 16-18 March 2015, Montpellier, France (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Harrison M, Cullen B, Armstrong D, Rawnsley R, 'Adapting irrigated and dryland farming systems to climate change and extreme weather events: is simplification or intensification more effective?', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Ibrahim A, Zhou M, Meinke H, Harrison M, Johnson P, 'Genetic studies of phenological traits in barley', 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015, 3-4 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Zhou M; Meinke H; Johnson P

2015Langworthy A, Pembleton K, Rawnsley R, Harrison M, Lane P, et al., 'Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) can beat the heat during summer drought in southeast Australian dairying regions', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Langworthy A; Pembleton K; Rawnsley R; Lane P; Corkrey R

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2015Langworthy A, Pembleton KG, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Lane PA, et al., 'Can we beat the heat in southern Australian dairy pastures?', Dairy Research Foundation Symposium 2015, June 2015, Camden, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Langworthy A; Pembleton KG; Rawnsley RP; Lane PA

2015Pembleton KG, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, Zykowski R, Chakwizira E, et al., 'APSIM kale appropriately simulates spring and autumn grown forage kale crops in Tasmania', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pembleton KG; Rawnsley RP

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2015Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Phelan DC, Corkrey R, Henry DA, 'Near-term pasture growth rate forecasts: which method works best?', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Phelan DC; Corkrey R

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2015Shahpari S, Allison J, Stanley R, Harrison M, 'Advanced modelling approaches for optimising regional land use development: a case study of irrigation expansion in Tasmania', 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015, 03-04 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Shahpari S; Allison J; Stanley R

2015Shahpari S, Allison J, Stanley RA, Harrison MT, 'Making the most of secure water: a framework to aid decision making', 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) Abstracts, 29 November - 04 December 2015, Broadbeach, Australia (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Shahpari S; Allison J; Stanley RA

2015Soussana JF, Ehrhardt F, Conant R, Harrison M, Lieffering M, et al., 'Projecting grassland sensitivity to climate change from an ensemble of models', Our Common Futures Under Climate Change Conference 2015, 07-10 July 2015, Paris, France (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2014Christie KM, Doran-Browne NA, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'A simple carbon offset scenario tool (COST) for assessing sheep enterprise intervention options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions', Animal Production Science 54(12): 8th International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals, 15-17 September 2014, Cairns, Australia, pp. xxix. ISSN 1836-0939 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ANv54n12abstracts [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2014Cullen BR, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, 'Using cumulative spring-summer water deficit to estimate perennial ryegrass pasture presistence', Proceedings of the 6th Australian Dairy Science Symposium 2014, 19-21 November 2014, Hamilton, New Zealand, pp. 78-80. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cullen BR; Rawnsley RP

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2014Harrison M, Christie K, Rawnsley R, Eckard R, 'Pasture management and livestock genotype interventions to improve whole farm productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensities', Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014, 19-20 May 2014, Madrid, Spain (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Christie K; Rawnsley R

2014Harrison M, Cullen B, Rawnsley R, 'Reconciling the impacts of extreme rainfall events and extended drought on pasture and livestock production: a new method for generating synthetic climate sequences', Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014, 19-20 May 2014, Madrid, Spain (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R

2014Hayman G, Harrison M, Cullen B, Ayre M, Armstrong D, et al., 'Preparing Australian dairy businesses for extreme and more variable climates - a research project integrating economic, biophysical and social aspects', Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security 2014, 19-20 May 2014, Madrid, Spain (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R

2014White M, Hayman G, Harrison M, Cullen B, Ayre M, et al., 'Preparing Australian dairy businesses for extreme and more variable climates through interdisciplinary research', Climate Adaptation 2014, 30 September - 02 October 2014, Gold Coast, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R

2013Christie KM, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, 'A simple carbon offset scenario tool (COST) for assessing dairy farm abatement options', Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 1-6 December 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 559-565. ISBN 978-0-9872143-3-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

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2013Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Evaluating approaches to improving animal nitrogen use efficiency and reducing nitrous oxide emissions on dairy farms in south -eastern Australia', Advances in Animal Biosciences : Proceedings of the Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference, 23-26 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 316. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2013Harrison MT, Cullen BR, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ, Cummins L, 'Does increasing ewe fecundity reduce whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions intensities?', Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 1-6 December 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 580-586. ISBN 978-0-9872143-3-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Harrison MT, Pembleton KG, Rawnsley RP, 'Early sowing and irrigating of rape crops in cool temperate environments boosts forage yield potential', Proceedings of the 22nd International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities, 15-19 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 932-933. ISBN 978-1-74256-543-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pembleton KG; Rawnsley RP

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2013Pembleton KG, Harrison MT, Rawnsley RP, 'Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops', Proceedings of the 22nd International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities, 15-19 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 754-755. ISBN 978-1-74256-543-9 (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pembleton KG; Rawnsley RP

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2012Harrison MT, Hammer GL, Messina CD, Dong Z, Tardieu F, 'Characterisation of drought stress dynamics in European maize crops', Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, 14-18 October 2012, Armidale, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Harrison MT, Moore AD, 'Adaptation strategies to shorter growing seasons for lamb farming enterprises in southern Australia', Proceedings of the CCRSPI conference 2011: A National Climate Change Research Strategy for the Primary Industries, 15-17 February 2011, The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Kelman WM, Harrison MT, 'Interactions between plant density and grazing in cereals under dual-purpose management', Proceedings of the 15th Agronomy Conference, 15-18 November 2010, Lincoln, New Zealand, pp. 1-5. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Harrison MT, Evans JR, Moore AD, 'Simulating the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing', Proceedings of the Joint International Agricultural Conference, 6-9 July 2009, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Harrison MT, Evans JR, Moore AD, 'Simulating the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing', Precision agriculture '09 : papers presented at the 7th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, 6-8 July 2009, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 651-658. ISBN 978-90-8686-113-2 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Harrison MT, Evans JR, Moore AD, 'Grazing induced changes in light interception and radiation-use efficiency of winter wheat', Proceedings of the 14th Agronomy Conference, 21-25 September 2008, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-6. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Petrolito J, Legge KA, Harrison MT, 'Nonlinear vibration analysis in ACOUSTICS', Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV14, 9-12 July 2007, Cairns, Australia (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(47 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Ara I, Harrison MT, '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, Australia, 3 (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ara I

2020Ara I, Harrison MT, 'National Landcare Programme Phase 2: Progress Report 4' (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ara I

2020Harrison MT, 'GRDC Irrigation Project: Milestone 107 submitted 17 February 2020', Grain Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, Australia (2020) [Contract Report]

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2020Harrison MT, 'Economic team Engagement Plan February 2020-February 2021' (2020) [Contract Report]

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2019Ara I, Harrison MT, 'Using satellite imagery for monitoring pasture cover and real-time grazing management - Initial draft project planning report', Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ara I

2019Ara I, Harrison MT, 'Using satellite imagery for monitoring pasture cover and real-time grazing management - final project planning report', Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]

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2019Harrison M, 'GRDC milestone report', Grains Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Contract Report]

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2019Harrison M, 'GRDC irrigation project: milestone report', Grain Research and Development Corporation, Australia, 106 (2019) [Contract Report]

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2019Harrison M, Zhou Meixue, 'Progress report 2019: Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential' (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhou Meixue

2019Harrison MT, Zhou M, 'Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential', Grains Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhou M

2019Rawnsley R, Harrison M, Christie K, 'Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms', Hobart, Tasmania, 6 (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie K

2019Rawnsley R, Harrison M, Christie K, 'Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms: Milestone 7 report', Dairy Australia, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie K

2018Christie KM, Smith AP, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Eckard RJ, 'Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms', Dairy Australia Limited, Aus, 4 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2018Hinton S, Harrison MT, Pengilley G, Phelan DC, Hardie MA, et al., 'Water for Profit', Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Australia, Final project report (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hinton S; Pengilley G; Phelan DC; Hardie MA; Ojeda JJ; Mohammed CL

2018Hinton SJ, Harrison MT, Pengilley G, Phelan DC, Hardie MA, et al., 'Water for Profit', Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Australia, June 2018 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hinton SJ; Pengilley G; Phelan DC; Hardie MA; Ojeda JJ; Mohammed CL

2015Harrison M, 'Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people', Dairy Australia Limited, Melbourne, Progress Report 4 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Harrison MT, 'Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries: Period 20 June - 1 May 2015', Report to the Department of Agriculture, University of Melbourne, Final Report 6 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Harrison MT, 'SenseT pasture growth forecasting: a new methodology', SenseT, Hobart, TAS (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Harrison MT, 'Biophysical and economics reports (for dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people)', Department of Agriculture, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Harrison MT, 'Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people', Dairy Australia Limited, Melbourne, Australia, Progress report 5 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Rawnsley RP, Henry DA, Harrison MT, 'Pasture productivity and animal behaviour: stage 2 research project quarterly progress report', Sense-T, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Henry DA

2015Rawnsley RP, Henry DA, Harrison MT, Freeman MJ, Hills JL, 'Sense-T: Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries. Final Report', CSIRO/University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Freeman MJ; Hills JL

2015Taylor C, Harrison MT, Telfer M, Eckard R, 'A comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle grazing irrigated Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit cv. Cunningham crops in northern Australia', Meat and Livestock Australia, Hobart, TAS (2015) [Contract Report]

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2014Eckard R, Meyer R, Cullen BR, Johnson IR, Eckard RJ, et al., 'Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries: progress report 5', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP; Hills J; McLaren D

2014Eckard R, Sinnett A, Ho C, Harrison MT, Christie KM, et al., 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 December 2013 to 14 May 2014', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2014Harrison MT, McSweeney C, Tomkins N, 'Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala', Meat and Livestock Australia, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Phelps C, Armstrong D, Ayre M, Beilin R, Brown R, et al., 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 2 progress report 1: 1 July to 31 October 2013', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

2014Phelps C, Harrison MT, 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 2 progress report 2: 1 December 2013 to 30 April 2014', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Phelps C, Harrison MT, 'Dairy intensification and climate change adaptation, impacts on profit, risk and people: progress report 3', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Timms G, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, 'Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 January to 31 March' (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Timms G, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, 'Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 April to 30 June 2014' (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

2013Eckard R, Cullen B, Browne N, Bray S, Christie KM, et al., 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 May 2013 to 1 December 2013', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2013Eckard R, Cullen B, Sinnett A, Ho C, Christie KM, et al., 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 December 2012 to 1 May 2013', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2013Freeman MJ, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, Hills JL, Henry DA, et al., 'Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 May to 31 July 2013' (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Freeman MJ; Rawnsley RP; Hills JL

2013Kirkegaard J, Dove H, Kelman W, Lilley J, Bell L, et al., 'Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2013) [Contract Report]

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2013Timm G, Rawnsley RP, Harrison MT, 'Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 October to 31 December 2013' (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

2013Timms G, Rawnsley RP, Langworthy A, Phelan DC, Harrison MT, 'Pasture optimization and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries: report 1 August to 31 October 2013' (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Langworthy A; Phelan DC

2012Eckard R, Mitchell R, Cullen B, Leddin C, Ho C, et al., 'Carbon farming futures: filling the research gap program - round 1 progress report: 1 July 2012 to 1 December 2012', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2012Harrison MT, Kirkegaard JA, Sprague SJ, Dove H, Kelman WM, et al., 'Optimising the integration of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone: final report 2012', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2012) [Contract Report]

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2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 1A CSIRO summary report on southern livestock adaptation to climate change 2012' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ball PD

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 3. Effectiveness of a range of grazing system adaptations in ameliorating the impacts of shorter growing seasons' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ball PD

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 10. Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ball PD

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 1. A review of prior work relating to adaptation of southern Australian livestock production to climate change' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ball PD

2011Moore AD, Harrison MT, 'Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030: Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model. Final Report 2011', Meat and Livestock Australia, Australia, MLA SBP.0073 (2011) [Contract Report]

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2009Harrison MT, Dove H, Kirkegaard JA, Kelman WM, McDonald S, et al., 'Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: final report 2009', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2009) [Contract Report]

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2008Harrison MT, Dove H, Kirkegaard JA, Kelman WM, McDonald S, et al., 'Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: progress report 2008', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2008) [Contract Report]

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2007Harrison MT, Dove H, Kirkegaard JA, Kelman WM, McDonald S, et al., 'Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheat: progress report 2007', Grains Research and Development Corporation (2007) [Contract Report]

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Other Public Output

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Harrison M, 'Tasmanian Country Hour: 'interview by Tony Briscoe'', ABC Radio, Hobart, Australia (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Harrison M, 'Livestock greenhouse gas emissions and climate change research', ABC Country Hour, ABC 936, Hobart, Tasmania, 16 Jan 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2019Ara I, Harrison M, 'Smart farming: real time information from pixels to paddocks for more informed grazing management', Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, Australia, pp. 17-17. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Ara I

2019Harrison M, 'A new irrigation app for farmers', The Country Hour, ABC 936, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 Mar 2020 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Harrison M, Aves C, Poole N, 'Irrigated soils and agronomy under the research spotlight: 'interview by Alistair Lawson'', Ground Cover (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Harrison MT, 'New irrigated research discussion group puts farmers in the driver's seat', The Land, Australian Community Media, Australia, 27 August 2019 (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Harrison M, 'Young Agronomist Award 2017', Young agronomists recognised, GroundCover , Australia, 132 (2018) [Award]

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2018Heller M, Harrison M, 'Thanks to red meat, 20 per cent of Americans make half their country's food-related emissions: 'interview by Nick Kilvert'', ABC News, Australia, pp. 1-3. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2017Harrison M, 'Heat on for dairying future', Tasmanian Country, Tasmanian Country, Hobart, Tasmania, June 9 2017, p. 28. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Pasture research recognised', The Advocate, Fairfax Media, Tasmania, 27 September (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Senior Research Fellow - Dr Matthew Harrison', Sea Lake Times Ensign, 05 October (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison MT, 'ABC radio interview', ABC Tasmanian Country Hour, Ballarat, 25 September (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Young trailblazers take out agronomy award', Grain Central, Nascon Media Pty Ltd., Australia, 29 September (2017) [Award]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Harrison named top agronomist', The Land, Sydney, Australia, 28 September (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Pasture research recognised', Launceston Examiner, Australia, 28 September (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison MT, 'Pasture research recognised', Burnie Advocate, Australia, 28 September (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'Dramatic impact of climate change on dairying can be managed, research finds', ABC Country Hour, ABC 936, Hobart, Tasmania, 6 April 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, Rawnsley RP, Cullen B, Ayre M, Reichelt N, et al., 'Dairy Businesses for Future Climates', Australia, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP

2015James AR, Harrison MT, 'Adoptability and effectiveness of livestock emission reduction techniques in Australia's temperate high rainfall zone', Hobart, TAS (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Matthew has been successful in obtaining funding through the Federal and State Governments (Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment, Tasmanian and Queensland Government), industry (Grains Research and Development Corporation, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, Dairy Australia) and in-kind funding from other research partners (University of Melbourne, Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique, University of Queensland, CSIRO, Department of Primary Industries in Vic, QLD and NSW, University of New England) and other institutions (Natural Resource Management North).

Funding Summary

Number of grants

25

Total funding

$11,753,915

Projects

NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate (2020 - 2023)$1,170,292
Description
This is a collaborative project that will investigate future integrated grazing system designs using a collaboration from three new partners to the LPP. It also offers the opportunity for collaboration and linkage with existing LPP partners. The outcomes will form the basis for future R&D priorities in grazing systems along the entire east coast of Australia for LPP, MLA, SAMRC and NABRC. The project will directly contribute to the planning and implementation of the MLA and industry driven CN30 initiative and the RMAC Sustainability Framework. The project will identify a range of options for future grazing systems that:-will identify ways to deliver up to 3% ROA for a range of grazing systems in Tasmania, Gippsland, NWQld and the Northern Territory with methodology linkages to the MLA funded project investigating farming system options in NVic, NNSW and Central Qld and work being conducted by the NSW DPI Climate Group.-will be conducted in the context of significant known and predicted changes to climate parameters including temperature, rainfall and frost (including emerging new patterns and the incidence of extreme events)-examine the opportunity to diversify income from carbon mitigation projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund using new grasses or legumes, new supplements, and the integration of grazing management within carbon projects-examine the opportunity to diversify income and integrate into grazing or carbon management the emerging market for eco credits -will be developed using reference groups from the relevant SAMRC and NABRC regional committees and regional consultants to advise on system options-are assessed for their effectiveness as adaptation options using a number of metrics, including farm scale production, profitability, economic risk, farm-scale greenhouse gas emissions and the ease of implementation.The work in Tasmania will first calibrate systems models using existing management of representative sheep and beef farms in Tasmania. The number and location of case study farms will be conducted in consultation with SAMRC committee members. Model files calibrated based on grower/industry feedback will then be used to explore adaptations for each farm. Adaptations (hereafter, development options) will be selected in consultation with the SAMRC committee and may include changes to pasture base, animal genotype and/or management (hereafter termed development options). Development options in each region will be defined by a panel of producers to ensure they are regionally relevant. Examples of development options to be investigated could include: pasture (e.g. property scale integration of forage options, both existing and currently being investigated in feedbase research), animal (e.g. increased heat tolerance), management (e.g. integration of trees, increased livestock/live-weight throughput, optimising lifetime feed-use efficiency and selling strategies) and technology (e.g. virtual fencing). Following the approach conducted by the Uni Melb CC project, each development option will be evaluated in terms of profit targets, economic risk and farm-level greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity. The case study farm and development options will be analysed in historical and future climate scenarios based on projections for 2030.
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($1,170,292)
Scheme
Livestock Productivity Partnership
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Turner LR; Christie KM; Ball PD
Period
2020 - 2023
Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water (2019 - 2023)$660,225
Description
Irrigated cropping is an important component of Tasmanias 2050 AgriGrowth Vision. In other states, irrigated cropping is prominent in the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys of southern NSW, the Murray valley of northern Victoria and south-east South Australia and the SA / Victorian Mallee. Recent changes have challenged the profitability of these irrigated cropping systems. This includes a three to four fold increase in water costs; an increased focus on winter crop production systems that complement summer cropping programs, and new irrigation layouts and technologies to accommodate a diverse range of winter and summer cropping options. The substantial increase in water values means crop selection, crop management and quantity of irrigation water applied to crops significantly effects gross margins.Significant gaps in knowledge exist regarding the true economically attainable yield potential of winter and summer grain crops in an environment where water supply can be manipulated to realise yields not possible in traditionally dryland production systems. In addition, information and knowledge is lacking regarding the most appropriate agronomic practices to deploy to realise the genetic potential of commercially available germplasm to maximise profit where water is no-longer the limiting factor. Growers can modify crop selection for irrigation layout and soil type; schedule irrigation according to target yield; and deploy crop agronomy practices based on existing data and knowledge. However, the practices developed initially for dryland systems require adaptation and validation to maximise the economic return or $/ML of water.This investment is one of four that will provide irrigated grain growers with the knowledge, confidence and tools to adopt management strategies which optimise return on investment ($/ML). As such, the project will operate closely with the three other GRDC tenders throughout the life of the project, particularly the action-learning groups. The action learning groups will consist of eight teams of farmers and advisors spread across the irrigated cropping zones in SE Australia and will provide a conduit of information to/from the current project.The primary aim of the present tender is to develop an economic decision support tool. This work will use an existing irrigation optimiser developed by UQ and other partners from past GRDC investment. TIA will lead the project.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($660,225)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Ara I; Phelan DC
Period
2019 - 2023
Remote sensing informed sheep grazing of improved pastures, and integrated management, to assist Lowland Themeda Grassland and Woodland regeneration at Okehampton (2019)$99,500
Description
This project will focus on improving timing of rotational sheep grazing with a focus on pasture composition, biomass, and leaf emergence is now well established as being able to improve non-native Phalaris pasture utilization and productivity by ~20% over set grazing. Sheep will selectively graze the most palatable plants first within any given area, and as such can be moved on before Phalaris pastures are damaged and grazing pressure shifts to unfenced bush remnants containing threatened vegetation communities. Remote sensing can enable offsite monitoring of grazing pressure on improved and native pasture and thus improve management efficiencies. Remote sensing can help inform of preferred times for rotational grazing, as both under- and over-utilization penalizes livestock productivity, is detrimental to the environment and inhibits vegetation recovery post grazing. Integrated management through good rotational grazing, fencing, woody weed removal and indigenous cultural informed burning can improve the condition of adjoining EPBC listed threatened lowland Themeda grasslands & woodlands, the timing of this improvement will be indicated by project monitoring. The outcomes will improve grassy vegetation cover and increase resilience from climate change induced high intensity rainfall and runoff causing soil erosion. The proposal provides a beneficial demonstration of an integrated approach to non-native pasture and native grassland management in areas where remnant native vegetation has become highly fragmented due to past land clearing or native grassland to pasture conversion.The project will be led by Rockpool Land & Water Services Pty Ltd under which TIA will be subcontracted.
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($99,500)
Scheme
Grant-NLP2 Smart Farms Partnerships
Administered By
Rockpool Land & Water Services Pty Ltd
Research Team
Whitehead J; Harrison MT; Ara I
Year
2019
Mapping pasture biomass from satellite imagery with machine learning (2018)$10,000
Description
Effective dairy farm management requires regular estimates of paddock-level biomass. Livestock movements and hay cutting also necessitate timely, decisive management to maintain pasture biomass at levels optimal for grass quality and growth rates, since home-grown pasture is one of the cheapest forms of feed. Manual measurements of pasture biomass are time consuming and subject to sampling error, and cannot characterise entire paddocks. The recent launch of a new satellite constellation has provided a unique big-data opportunity for remote modelling of whole-farm pasture biomass at a previously unattainable spatial resolution of 3 x 3 metres, on a daily temporal scale. High resolution of both spatial and temporal data is essential to enable accurate characterisation of changes in pasture biomass on a timely basis in order to maximise pasture utilisation per unit farm area. Heretofore, such spatial and temporal resolution has not been achievable due to constraints in satellite spectroscopy. Further, previous attempts to regress NDVI with actual pasture biomass have not demonstrated reliable predictive capability beyond farms on which they have been trained, and consequently perform poorly on paddocks containing irregular topography, water bodies and trees. Two major reasons for poor predictive performance have been the quality of satellite data and the structural inadequacies of regression models used to capture fine-scale spatial variability of vegetative growth.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant - DKD Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Asher M; Raedts PJM; Hills JL; Rawnsley RP
Year
2018
Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential (2018 - 2019)$113,366
Description
Barley growing areas across Australia is so heterogeneous that environmental factors vary from one region to another. In addition, high levels of inter- and intra-seasonal rainfall variability cause large fluctuations in yield and grain quality. Barley cultivars often vary in their adaptation and thus yield potential under various environments. The time of flowering (awn appearance) is known to be the single most important trait that determines adaptation and yield of major cereals, including barley, to such variable environments. Barley genotypes vary genetically for the period they require from planting to flowering and maturity. Genes that underlie variation in phase development and flowering behaviour (phenology) have been, and will continue to be, critical for adapting barley varieties to different climates and diverse growing regions. Achieving the highest possible yields and the best quality requires growing barley cultivar that coincide its flowering and grain production period with optimal seasonal conditions.The flowering time is defined by the photoperiod (PPd), vernalisation (Vrn) and earliness per se (Eps) genes and their interactions with environmental factors. Several PPd, Vrn and Eps genes have been identified and various allelic forms of these genes have been discovered. Development of the next generation sequencing technology and completion of the barley genome sequence have provided more efficient tools to identify new genes and alleles for phenology. However, breeders and pre-breeders cannot currently utilise latest discoveries in diversity of the genes that control phenology as there is no field performance/ validation data to guide strategic breeding for specific adaption. The Australian barley breeding programs have made significant progress in development of the new barley varieties in the last few years. Hindmarsh, La trobe, Compass, Granger and Commander have demonstrated high yield and yield stability in the barley NVT trials. However, no information of the phenology alleles and allele combinations are available to understand the best combinations for the known environment groups (clusters) in these varieties. Thus, breeding programs currently have inefficient selection processes as large numbers of progeny are culled due to incorrect phenology which is reducing yield gain rates. In addition, pre-breeders need a better understanding of barley phenology so as to provide pre-breeding materials with more repeatable responses to environmental changes and to quantify the value of novel phenology traits in barley by simulating effects of allele combinations and sowing date on barley yield across diverse environment types using the crop simulation framework Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM). This tender compromises innovative approach to develop germplasm, allele-specific molecular markers and simulate modelling for breeding specifically adapted barley cultivars with high grain yield and quality through manipulation of phenology genes. The proposed research recognises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and brings together barley pre-breeders, molecular geneticist, plant physiologist, agronomist, biometrician and barley breeder from Department of Food and Agriculture of Western Australia (DAFWA), the University of Western Australia (UWA), University of Tasmania (UTAS), Murdoch University (MU) and Australian Grain Technology (AGT) to produce industry relevant outcomes.1. By 2017, Australian barley breeders have access to accurate information regarding the combination of VRN, PPD and EPS genes that maximise yield potential in defined environments in each region and are using this information to design specific flowering ideotypes for different barley production environments. 2. By 2023, Growers in primary barley production regions have access to barley cultivars with a minimum of 12% higher yield than current dominant regional elite varieties (Hindmarsh, Buloke, Baudin
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($113,366)
Scheme
Tender, Improving Crop Yield
Administered By
Murdoch University
Research Team
Li C; Angessa T; Zhou M; Paynter B; Harrison MT
Period
2018 - 2019
LiveGAPS 2 Understanding livestock yield gaps for poverty alleviation, food security and sustainability (2017 - 2019)$119,004
Description
The productivity of livestock in the developing world is low, relative to its potential. There are significant opportunities to increase it via adequate mixtures of technologies, policies and investments in farms and product value chains. However, until recently, the baseline data needed to adequately characterize livestock productivity levels in different parts of the developing world was either not available, or not at a level of disaggregation necessary to make informed decisions on the upscaling potential of key interventions and their impacts on productivity and household nutrition and income. This is quickly changing due to new data sources but there is a significant need to study and synthesize the potential for productivity increases in smallholders systems for improved programmatic decision making and for targeting poverty and food security strategies.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and other donors and development agencies need to target investments in the livestock sector in ways that are likely to maximize the impacts for broad numbers of producers and consumers. Estimating and understanding how to measure and trigger productivity changes in livestock systems is essential for better defining the technological and investment needs in the livestock sector. Estimates of livestock yield gaps are not available and these are necessary for developing feasible scenarios of how the production of different livestock commodities might evolve in the future, how systems might change and what would be the resource use implications and their costs, both for donors and for public and private entities in target countries. Productivity and yield gap analyses will also help define the most appropriate technology entry points for different livestock species: health, nutrition, genetics, policy levers, others. This information will contribute to making informed investment decisions and target technologies in the livestock sectors of developing countries as part of the SEBI grant coordinated by the University of Edinburgh on behalf of the BMGF.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($119,004)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Herrero M; Christie KM; Ara I
Period
2017 - 2019
More Profit from Nitrogen: enhancing the nutrient use efficiency of intensive cropping and pasture systems (2017 - 2020)$357,035
Description
This project aims to use farm system analysis and modelling capacity and capability to validate recommended nitrogen (N) best practice on dairy farms.NOTE: This is effectively a continuation of the project N0023752.
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($357,035)
Scheme
Grant-Rural R&D for Profit program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Christie KM; Harrison MT; Eckard R
Period
2017 - 2020
Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms (2016 - 2018)$149,706
Description
This project aims to use farm system analysis and modelling capacity and capability to validate recommended nitrogen (N) best practice on dairy farms.[This project was superseded by R0024746.]
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($149,706)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Melbourne
Research Team
Eckard R; Rawnsley RP; Harrison MT; Christie KM
Period
2016 - 2018
Sense-T Stage 2: Pasture Productivity and on-animal sensing (2015 - 2016)$531,862
Description
Delivery of real-time information solutions for intensively managed pasture based industries. This project brings together the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and CSIRO to extend research conducted during Sense-T's Stage 1 Beef and Dairy project. Researchers will further enhance their pasture prediction model by using sensors and data to allow farmers to predict and prepare for different scenarios, and will further develop on-animal sensors to better monitor health, grazing and productivity in the dairy and livestock industries.
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($20,000); University of Tasmania ($511,862)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Hills JL; Harrison MT; Freeman MJ; Turner LR
Period
2015 - 2016
Greenhouse gas emissions of leucaena farming systems (2015)$5,158
Description
Further modelling work will be conducted for Chris McSweeney on GHG emissions from beef livestock systems. The work will involve a range of scenarios, including comparison of the tropical legume leucaena with other forages and mitigation options such as nitrate feeding. The modelling will involve reporting of livestock production, profitability and GHG emissions of each scenario.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($5,158)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT
Year
2015
NRM North Elite Scholarship (2015)$28,750
Description
This project is a study on advancing modelling approaches for optimising regional sustainable development, with emphasis on the expansion of irrigated land area in northern Tasmania. The research aims to enhance the efficiency of irrigation in crop production, value-adding to food products and placement of food processing facilities associated with irrigated land-use expansion in a manner that will ensure greater sustainability of natural resources and potentially benefit the Tasmanian economy in the long term.
Funding
The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. ($28,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Allison J; Stanley RA
Year
2015
Water for Profit (2015 - 2018)$980,000
Description
This four-year program delivers three inter-related Farming for Profit projects through funding from the Tasmanian Government Water for Profit Program that will ensure farmers are equipped with the right skills and information to maximise their investment in irrigation and are able to capitalise on Tasmanias strategic global advantage in agriculture.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($980,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nelson R; Hinton SJ; Parsons D; Mohammed CL; Dean GJ; Harrison MT; Hardie MA; Phelan DC
Period
2015 - 2018
Developing temperate pasture-based dairy systems to meet the challenges of a warmer and drier climate (2014 - 2017)$26,250
Description
Research project to develop temperate pasture-based dairy systems to meet the challenges of a warmer and drier climate.
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($26,250)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Harrison MT; Langworthy A
Period
2014 - 2017
Sense-T: Agriculture - Pasture optimisation and decision support tools for the dairy and beef industries (2013)$369,000
Description
The project will: develop web-based tools for farmers providing prediction of pasture growth; test new technologies for tracking cattle behaviour with the aim of improving the early detection of subclinical diseases, reproductive performance and feed allocation; develop decision support tools that link biophysical data with input/output price scenarios and assist farmers to make better informed management decisions; investigate the possibility of manipulating feed and herd management for specialised products (e.g Designer Milk).
Funding
Sense-T within University of Tasmania ($369,000)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Hills JL; Freeman MJ; Harrison MT; Nelson R
Year
2013
Impacts of soil water and sowing date on forage brassica growth and yield (2013)$2,552
Funding
South Australian Research and Development Institute ($2,552)
Scheme
Travel grant competitive funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Research Team
Harrison MT
Year
2013
Dairy Businesses for Future Climates (2013 - 2016)$1,179,174
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($1,179,174)
Scheme
Grant-CarbonFarmingFuture-Filling the Research Gap
Administered By
Dairy Australia Limited
Research Team
Phelps C; Rawnsley RP; Cullen B; Nettle R; Ayre M; Harrison MT; Beilin R
Period
2013 - 2016
Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas abatement options for the southern Australian grazing industries (2012 - 2015)$537,902
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($537,902)
Scheme
Grant-CarbonFarmingFuture-Filling the Research Gap
Administered By
University of Melbourne
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Christie KM; Harrison MT; Eckard R
Period
2012 - 2015
Enabling Molecular Plant Breeding for Drought Adaptation Using Genome-to-Phenome Modelling Technologies (2010 - 2011)$1,110,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($1,110,000)
Scheme
ARC Linkage Project
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Harrison MT; Hammer GL; McLean G; Messina CD; van Oosterom EJ; Doherty A
Period
2010 - 2011
Drought-Tolerant Yielding Plants (2010 - 2014)$2,531,052
Funding
European Union ($2,531,052)
Scheme
EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7)
Administered By
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Research Team
Harrison MT; Welcker C; Turc O; Fournier C; Cabrera-Bosquet L; Tardieu F; Cooper M; Messina CD
Period
2010 - 2014
Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030 (2010 - 2013)$854,687
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($854,687)
Scheme
Grant Carbon Farming Futures
Administered By
CSIRO
Research Team
Harrison MT; Graham P; Dunstan M; Rebbeck MA; Hyder M; Ball PD; Pattinson R; Moore AD
Period
2010 - 2013
Optimising the utilisation of dual-purpose crops in the high-rainfall zone (2009 - 2010)$604,850
Funding
Grains Research and Development Corporation ($604,850)
Scheme
Category 1 Australian competitive grants
Administered By
CSIRO
Research Team
Harrison MT; Kirkegaard JA; Sprague SJ; Dove H; Kelman WM; McDonald S; Graham JM
Period
2009 - 2010
Modelling the physiological dynamics of winter wheat after grazing (2009)$4,550
Funding
South Australian Research and Development Institute ($4,550)
Scheme
Travel grant competitive funding
Administered By
CSIRO, Australian National University
Research Team
Harrison MT
Year
2009
Managing crops, animals and crop disease in mixed-farming systems based on dual-purpose wheats (2007 - 2008)$300,000
Funding
Grains Research and Development Corporation ($300,000)
Scheme
Category 1 Australian competitive grants
Administered By
CSIRO
Research Team
Harrison MT; Dove H; Kirkegaard JA; Kelman WM; McDonald S; Sprague SJ; Graham JM
Period
2007 - 2008
Response of legumes to molybdenum under elevated carbon dioxide (2006)$3,000
Funding
CRC for Greenhouse Accounting ($3,000)
Scheme
CRC grant small competitive funding
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Edwards EJ; Harrison MT
Year
2006
Does the proportion of leaf nitrogen allocated to cell walls influence photosynthesis? (2006)$6,000
Funding
CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Australian National University ($6,000)
Scheme
CRC grant small competitive funding
Administered By
CSIRO, Australian National University
Research Team
Harrison MT; Edwards EJ; Evans JR ; Nicotra A; Farquhar GD
Year
2006

Research Supervision

Matthew would like to hear from national and international candidates who are interested in conducting a PhD or Masters Degree in the subjects of agronomy, agricultural systems modelling, crop and livestock production, greenhouse gas emissions, plant physiology, or the influence of climate change on agricultural production.

Current

5

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Effects of Extreme Climatic Events on the Productivity and Profitability of Dairy Farms2015
PhDUnderstanding the Implications of Waterlogging on the Growth and Yield of Wheat and Barley2018
PhDQuantifying the Economic and Ecosystem Services of Agriculture: a spatial-statistical approach based on regional soil water flux predictions2020
PhDOptimising Whole Farm Economic Returns of Irrigated Grain Crops Throughout Australia2020
PhDThe Nexus Between Profitability, Productivity, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration of Livestock Businesses Under Climate Change2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAgricultural Land Use Planning: Exploring the potential of spatial agent-based modelling (ABM) and simulation
Candidate: Sahar Shahpari
2019
PhDExploring Genetics Associated with Phenology and Grain Quality in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
Candidate: Ibrahim Danasabe Ahmed
2019
PhDMitigating the Detrimental Effects of Hot and Dry Summers on the South-Eastern Australian Dairy Feedbase
Candidate: Adam David Langworthy
2018
MastersImproving Dual Purpose Wheat Cropping in Tasmania by Evaluating Defoliation Strategies and New Genotypes
Candidate: Tahseen Zeb
2018