0830 – 1015


PLENARY SESSION 2: Keynote Presentations “Managing rangelands and their communities adaptively”

John Milne Rangeland Journal Lecture

Dr David Phelps

President, Australian Rangeland Society

‘What makes a rangeland community adaptive and resilient?’


Dr Cathy Waters

Leader, Climate Research, NSW Department of Primary Industries

‘Mitigation, adaptation and resilience – is there a role for carbon farming in rangelands?’


Mr Bruce Martin

Board Member, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

‘Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods’


Introduction to World Café Theme



3.1 Sustainable use of rangelands II 3.2 Novel approaches and techniques for monitoring and managing rangelands
1045 – 1100 Ms Mandy McLeod

Environment Officer

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

‘Sustainability initiatives at Ayers Rock Resort’

Dr Juan Guerschman

Senior Research Scientist


‘RaPP Map: vegetation cover and productivity in support of soil conservation and livestock production’

1100 – 1115 Ms Jacqui Knee and Mr Ben Hodgens

Environmental Project Co-ordinator

Parks Victoria

‘Parks Victoria partner with farmers to conserve native grasslands’

Ms Giselle Whish

Senior Scientist, Animal Science

Department Agriculture and Fisheries

Bio-economic modelled outcomes of stocking rate and drought recovery strategies in the Mitchell grass region

1115 – 1130 Mr Gareth Catt

Regional Fire Management Coordinator

Desert Support Services

Part 1,Part 2, Part 3Part 4

Professor Graciela Metternicht

University of New South Wales

‘Living Earth Australia: Land cover mapping to inform decision-making in Australia’s rangelands’

1130 – 1145 Mr Sandy Booth

Principal Scientist

Science Division NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

‘Observing and Tracking the role of Aboriginal Culture in sustaining Country and enabling resilient rangelands’

Mr Mick Kelly

ACH Mapping Senior Project Officer, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment

‘Community based monitoring for tracking biodiversity change in Rangelands’ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

1145 – 1200 Mr Chris Curnow

Program Manager

Rangelands NRM

‘Aligning Rangeland Management Values / Achieving Shared Values across the Pastoral/Desert Interface’

Dr Yiheyis Maru


‘Widespread adoption of digital technology in rangelands agriculture will need establishing regional innovation platforms’

1200 – 1215 Mr Pepe Clarke

Deputy Director (Terrestrial), Outback to Oceans

The Pew Charitable Trusts

‘The Modern Outback: The rise of large-scale conservation land management in remote Australia’

Mr Andrew Morgan


Department of Environment and Science – Queensland Government

‘Remote Sensing for landscape monitoring in Queensland’ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

1215 – 1220 DISCUSSION Speedtalk: Ms Milou Dekkers

PhD Student

University of Queensland

Watching the grasses grow: using UAVs and satellites to monitor rangeland species composition

1220-1230 DISCUSSION

1530 – 1715


4.1 Rangelands in a global perspective II 4.2 Monitoring and managing rangeland vegetation
1530 – 1545 Mrs Enkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj


Australian National University

Herders’ preference for different grassland management policy in Mongolia

Dr Sarah McDonald

Research Officer, Pastures & Rangelands

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Grazing with rest: what we know and where to from here?

1545 – 1600 Mr Shuai Wang


Beijing Normal University

African drylands ecosystem changes controlled by soil water’

Mr Song Leng

PhD Student

University of Technology Sydney

‘Monitoring Australia’s rangeland vegetation under climate extremes using multi-satellite observations’

1600 – 1615 Dr Warwick Badgery

Research Leader, Rangelands and Tropical Pastures

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Grazing management practices for the future of Chinese grasslands

Dr. Amy Churchill

Research Fellow

Hawkesbury Institute for The Environment, Western Sydney University

‘Consequences of extreme climate conditions on plant productivity and recovery among diverse pastures’ Part 1, Part 2

1615 – 1630 Dr Nan Lu

Associate Professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

‘Vegetation change and its hydrological consequences in African savannas’

Miss Gabrielle Lebbink


University of Queensland

‘Modelling the current and potential spread of the exotic grass Bothriochloa pertusa throughout sub-coastal queensland’ Part 1, Part 2

1630 – 1645 Professor Deli Wang

Professor and Dean

School of Environment, Institute of Grassland Science, North East Normal University

‘Diversifying livestock can improve the functions of grasslands’ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Dr Terry Beutel

Senior Scientist

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

‘How well does ground cover predict land condition?’

1645 – 1650 Mr Yingjun Qi

PhD Candidate

Peking University

‘Individual rights and CPR: Based on the case study of grassland co-management in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Speedtalk: Mr Grant Stone

Principal Extension Scientist

Department of Environment and Science – Queensland Government

A new tool for assessing pasture growth and resilience risk: The FORAGE “Pasture Growth Alert

1650 – 1655 Speedtalk: Mr Matthew Fletcher

Development Officer

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

What can WARMS tell us about White Grass (Sehima nervosum) in Kimberley pastures???’

1655 –1700 DISCUSSION
1700 – 1715 Dr Ping Li


Institute of Grassland Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

‘A review on the grassland management rules and programs in Inner Mongolia, China’Part 1, Part 2