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Climate change impacts and adaption strategies for pasture-based industries: Australian perspective


Cullen, BR and Harrison, MT and Mayberry, D and Cobon, DH and Davison, TM and Eckard, RJ, Climate change impacts and adaption strategies for pasture-based industries: Australian perspective, New Zealand Grassland Association: Research and Practice Series, 17 pp. 283-291. ISSN 2463-4751 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.33584/rps.17.2021.3476


In recent decades Australia has experienced warmer temperatures and, in southern Australia declining rainfall, and climate change projections indicate that these trends are likely to continue. In southern Australia, pasture growth patterns have changed with increased winter production but a contraction of the spring growing season and increased inter-annual variability of production. A range of options have been investigated to adapt farm businesses to the changing climate including feedbase, livestock management and diversification. The challenge for adaptation research is to better understand impacts and adaptation options for increases in extreme climate events, such as heatwaves, drought and intense rainfall events.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dairy, beef, sheep, dairy, climate change, climate variability, social, economic, environment, adaptation, transdisciplinary, pasture, drought, extreme event, milk, breeding, animal, management, soils, genetics,, climate change adaptation, mitigation
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Dairy cattle
UTAS Author:Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
ID Code:146686
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2021-09-22
Last Modified:2021-10-26
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