This is a list of key references related to past and current projects undertaken by our staff and collaborators. In some cases abstracts of these documents and/or full versions are made available for download.
Owens, J., McKeon, G., O’Reagain, P., Carter, J., Fraser, G., Nelson, B. and Scanlan, J. (2021). Disentangling the effects of management and climate on perennial grass pastures and the degradation that follows multi-year droughts. In Vervoort, R.W., Voinov, A.A., Evans, J.P. and Marshall, L. (eds) MODSIM2021, 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2021, pp. 85–91. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-8-6.
Pringle M., O'Reagain P., Stone G., Carter J., Orton T., Bushell J. (2021) Using remote sensing to forecast forage quality for cattle in the dry savannas of northeast Australia, Ecological Indicators, Volume 133, 108426, ISSN 1470-160X,
Pringle M., Bray S., Carter J. (2021) Modelling the disappearance of coarse woody debris, following a land clearing event. Carbon Balance Manage 16, 36
Stone G., Zhang B., Carter J., Fraser G., Whish G., Paton C., McKeon G. (2021) An online system for calculating and delivering long-term carrying capacity information for Queensland grazing properties. Part 1: background and development. The Rangeland Journal 43, 143-157.
Zhang B., Fraser G., Carter J., Stone G., Irvine S., Whish G., Willcocks J., McKeon G. (2021) An online system for calculating and delivering long-term carrying capacity information for Queensland grazing properties. Part 2: modelling and outputs. The Rangeland Journal 43, 159-172.
McKeon G., Stone G., Ahrens D., Carter J., Cobon D., Irvine S. and Syktus J. (2021). Queensland’s multi-year Wet and Dry periods: implications for grazing enterprises and pasture resources. The Rangeland Journal 43(3) 121-142
Irvine S. (2021), Mapping drought declaration areas from 1936 to 1964 for Queensland, Australia. The Rangeland Journal 43(3) 109-119
Barnetson J, Phinn S, Scarth P., (2021). Climate-Resilient Grazing in the Pastures of Queensland: An Integrated Remotely Piloted Aircraft System and Satellite-Based Deep-Learning Method for Estimating Pasture Yield. AgriEngineering. 3(3):681-702.
Paxton Gillian (2021) Building cultural capital in drought adaptation: lessons from discourse analysis. The Rangeland Journal 43, 101-108.
Barnetson J, Phinn S, Scarth P. (2020) Estimating Plant Pasture Biomass and Quality from UAV Imaging across Queensland’s Rangelands. AgriEngineering. 2020; 2(4):523-543.
Cobon, D., Stone, G., Carter, J., McKeon, G., Zhang, B., Heidemann, H. (2020). Native pastures and beef cattle show a spatially variable response to a changing climate in Queensland, Australia, European Journal of Agronomy, Volume 114, March 2020, 126002
Cobon, D., Kouadio, L., Mushtaq, S., Jarvis, S., Carter, J., Stone, G., Davis, P. (2019). Evaluating the shifts in rainfall and pasture-growth variabilities across the pastoral zone of Australia during 1910–2010. Crop and Pasture Science, 70(7):634-647.
Stone, G., Dalla Pozza, R., Carter J., & McKeon, G. (2019). Long Paddock: climate risk and grazing information for Australian rangelands and grazing communities. The Rangeland Journal, 41, 225–232
Zhang B., Carter J. (2018) FORAGE – An online system for generating and delivering property-scale decision support information for grazing land and environmental management. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 150, 302-311
Fraser G. W., Stone G. S. (2016) The effect of soil and pasture attributes on rangeland infiltration rates in northern Australia. The Rangeland Journal 38, 245-259.
Fraser, G., Rohde, K., & Silburn, M. (2017). Fertiliser management effects on dissolved inorganic nitrogen in runoff from Australian sugarcane farms. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(8), 409.
Schmidt, M., Carter, J., Stone, G., O’Reagain, P. (2016). Integration of Optical and X-Band Radar Data for Pasture Biomass Estimation in an Open Savannah Woodland, Remote Sens. 2016, 8(12), 989
Scaife A. A., F. Kucharski, C. K. Folland, J. Kinter, S. Brönnimann, D. Fereday, A. M. Fischer, S. Grainger, E. K. Jin, I. S. Kang, J. R. Knight, S. Kusunoki, N. C. Lau, M. J. Nath, T. Nakaegawa, P. Pegion, S. Schubert, P. Sporyshev, J. Syktus, J. H. Yoon, N. Zeng and T. Zhou. (2008): ‘The CLIVAR C20C Project: Selected 20th Century climate events’. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0451-1.
Mahmood, R; Quintanar, A. I.; Conner, G; Leeper, R; Dobler, S; Pielke, R. A.; Beltran-Przekurat, A; Hubbard, K. G.; Niyogi, D; Bonan, G; Lawrence, P; Chase, T; McNider, R; Wu, Y; McAlpine, C; Deo, R; Etter, A; Gameda, S; Qian, B; Carleton, A; Adegoke, J,O.; Vezhapparambu, S; Asefi, S; Nair, U. S.; Sertel, E; Legates, D. R.; Hale, R; Frauenfeld, O. W.; Watts, A; Shepherd, M; Mitra, C; Anantharaj, V G.; Fall, S; Chang, H; Lund, R; Treviño, A; Blanken, P; Du, J; Syktus, J.. (2010). ‘Impacts of Land Use/Land Cover Change on Climate and Future Research’ Priorities'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91, 37-46.
Heyhoe, E., Yeon, k, Kokic, P. Levantis, C., Ahammad, H. Schnider, K. Crimp, S.. Nelson, R. Flood, N. and Carter, J. (2007) ‘Adapting to climate change: issues and challenges in the agriculture sector’. Australian Commodities: Forecasts and Issues, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007: 167-178
Lehmann, J., Skjemstad, J., Sohi, S., Carter, J., Barson, M., Falloon, P., Coleman, K., Woodbury, P. and Krull, E. (2008). ‘Australian climate-carbon cycle feedback reduced by soil black carbon’. Nature Geoscience pp832-835.
Williams, A.J. and Stone, R.C. (2008) 'An assessment of relationships between the Australian subtropical ridge, rainfall variability, and high-latitude circulation patterns'. International Journal of Climatology’. DOI: 10. 1002/joc. 1732
Hall, W.B. McKeon, G.M. Carter, J.O. Day, K.A. Howden, S.M. Scanlan, J.C. Johnston, P.W. and Burrows, W. (1998) ‘An assessment of potential climate change impacts on regional beef productivity in Queensland from native pastures’ The Rangeland Journal 20(2) 177-205
Klingaman, N.P.; Woolnough, S. J. & Syktus, J. (2011). ‘On the drivers of inter-annual and decadal rainfall variability in Queensland, Australia’. International Journal of Climatology.
McKeon, G.M. Hall, W.B. Crimp, S.J. Howden, S.M. Stone R.C. & Jones D.A. (1998) 'Climate Change in Queensland's Grazing Lands: Approaches and Climatic Trends’. The Rangeland Journal 20(2) 151-176
de Vries JJ, Waldron J, Cunningham V (2003) ‘Field tests of the new Datawell DWR-G GPS wave buoy’ (PDF)* Sea Technology 44 (12) 50-55
Cobon, D.H., Stone, G.S., Carter, J.O., Scanlan, J.C., Toombs, N.R., Zhang, X., Willcocks J. and McKeon, G.M. (2009) ‘The climate change risk management matrix for the grazing industry of northern Australia.’ A Climate of Change in Australian Rangelands, The Rangeland Journal, Volume 31 Number 1
Watterson, I.G. and Syktus, J. (2007) ‘The influence of air–sea interaction on the Madden-Julian Oscillation: the role of the seasonal mean state’. Climate Dynamics. 28 (7–8). pp.703–722.
Tong, S. Maher, P. Fitzgerald, G. Mcrae, D. Verall, K. Walker, D. (2010) ‘Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change’. Int. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(2) : 546-64.
Cobon, D.H., Bell, K.L., Park, J.N. and Keogh, D.U. (2008). ‘Summative evaluation of climate application activities with pastoralistists in western Queensland’ (PDF)*. Rangl. J. 30, 361-374.
Liu, D.L., Timbal, B., Mo, J. & Fairweather, H. (2011). ‘A GIS-based climate change adaptation strategy tool’ International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 3, 2.
Strand, LB., Tong, S., Aird, R., McRae, D.A. (2010). ‘Vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change: the views of government stakeholders and other specialists in Queensland, Australia’. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:441 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-441
Jeffrey, S.J. Carter, J.O. Moodie, K.B. Beswick, A.R. (2001) ‘Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data’ Environmental Modeling & Software 16(04) pp309-330
McKeon, G.M., Stone, G.S., Syktus, J.I., Carter, J.O., Flood, N.R., Ahrens, D.G., Bruget, D.N., Chilcott, C.R., Cobon, D.H., Cowley, R.A., Crimp, S.J., Fraser, G.W., Howden, S.M., Johnston, P.W., Ryan, J.G., Stokes, C.J. and Day, K.A. (2009) ‘Climate change impacts on northern Australian rangeland livestock carrying capacity: a review of issues. A Climate of Change in Australian Rangelands’, The Rangeland Journal, Volume 31 Number 1
Lo, F., Wheeler, M.C., Meinke, H. and Donald, A. (2007) ‘Probabilistic forecasts of the onset of the North Australian wet season’. Monthly Weather Review. 135 (10)
Grainger S, Frederiksen C, Zheng X, Fereday D, Folland C, Jin E, Kinter J, Knight J, Schubert S, Syktus J, et al. (2011). ‘Modes of variability of Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation estimated by AGCMs’ (PDF)*. CLIM DYNAM. 2011; 36 (3-4):473-490.
Henry, B., Mitchell, C., Cowie, A., Woldring, O. and Carter, J. (2005) ‘A regional interpretation of rules and good practice for greenhouse accounting: northern Australia savannah systems’. Australian Journal of Botany, Vol. 53 No.7 pp 589-605
Fraser, G.W. Carter, J. McKeon, G. Day, K. (2011). ‘A new empirical model of sub-daily rainfall intensity and its application in a rangeland biophysical model’ (PDF)*. The Rangeland Journal., vol. 33, pp. 37-48
Rotstayn, L.D., Collier, M.A., Dix, M.R., Feng, Y., Gordon, H.B., O'Farrell, S.P., Smith, I.N. & Syktus, J. (2010). ‘Improved simulation of Australian climate and ENSO-related rainfall variability in a global climate model with an interactive aerosol treatment’. International Journal of Climatology, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 1067-1088.
Wheeler, M.C., Hendo, H.H., Cleland, S., Meinke, H. and Donald, A., (2009). ‘Impacts of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Australian rainfall and circulation’ . Journal of Climate, 22(6), 1482–1498. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2595.1
McAlpine, C.A., Syktus, J., Deo, R.C., McGowan, H.A., Watterson, I.G., Phinn, S.R. and Lawrence, P.J. (2007) ‘Modeling the impact of historical land cover change on Australia’s regional climate.’ Geophysical Research Letters. 34.
Kokic, P., Nelson, R., Meinke, H., Potgieter, A. and Carter, J. (2007) ‘From rainfall to farm incomes – transforming advice for Australian drought policy I: development and testing of a bio-economic modelling system.’ Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 58 (10). pp.993–1003.
McAlpine, C.A., Ryan, J.G., Seabrook, L., Thomas, S., Dargusch, P.J., Syktus, J.I., Pielke Sr, R.A., Etter, A.E., Fearnside, P.M. & Laurance, W.F. (2010). ‘More than CO2: A broader paradigm for managing climate change and variability to avoid ecosystem collapse’. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Kucharski F., Scaife, A.A., Yoo, J.H., Folland, C.K., Kinter, J., Knight, J., Fereday, D., Fischer, A.M., Jin, E.K., Kröger, J., Lau, N-C., Nakaegawa, T.M., Nath, J., Pegion, P., Rozanov, E., Schubert, S., Sporyshev, P.V., Syktus, J., Voldoire, A., Yoon, J.H., Zeng, N. and Zhou, T. (2008) ‘The CLIVAR C20C Project: skill of simulating Indian monsoon rainfall on interannual to decadal timescales: Does GHG forcing play a role?’ (PDF)* Climate Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0462.
Tessendorf, S.A., Bruintjes, R.T., Weeks, C., Wilson, J.W., Knight, C.A., Roberts, R.D., Peter, J.R., Collis, S., Buseck, P.R., Freney, E., Dixon, M., Pocernich, M., Ikeda, K., Axisa, D., Nelson, E., May, P., Richter, H., Piketh, S., Burger, R.P., Wilson, L., Siems, S.T. Manton, M., Stone, R.C., Pepler, A., Collins, D.R., Bringi, V.N., Thurai, M., Turner, L., McRae, D. (2011). ‘The Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Project’. Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society.
Stone, G. and McKeon, G. (2007). Grazing trials for liveweight gain analyses. Appendix 3. In: Improved empirical models of cattle growth, reproduction and mortality from native pastures in northern Australia. Final Report for Meat and Livestock Australia B.NBP.0641, ISBN: 9781925045284. Prepared by David Mayer. 108pp.
Mayer, D. (2013). Improved empirical models of cattle growth, reproduction and mortality from native pastures in northern Australia. Final Report for Meat and Livestock Australia B.NBP.0641, ISBN: 9781925045284. 108pp.