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Climate change adaptation for livestock production in southern Australia: transdisciplinary approaches for integrated solutions


Cullen, BR and Ayre, M and Reichelt, N and Nettle, RA and Hayman, G and Armstrong, DP and Beilin, R and Harrison, MT, Climate change adaptation for livestock production in southern Australia: transdisciplinary approaches for integrated solutions, Animal Frontiers ISSN 2160-6056 (In Press) [Refereed Article]


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  • Climate change will affect the seasonal production and quality of pastures for livestock feed, and adaptation to these changes is required. Systems adaptation in pasture-based livestock production will require changes to production systems and new skills in the industry workforce.
  • We argue that transdisciplinary research approaches are needed to address the adaptation challenge, where farmer knowledge is combined with farm systems and economic analysis to assess the impacts of a changing climate and potential benefits of alternative production systems, and social research is required to identify and address the non-technical drivers of change.
  • Research is required to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with expert farmer, advisor and industry professional knowledge, and a case study of adaptation research in the Australian dairy industry is used to highlight the transdisciplinary approach.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dairy, climate extremes, grazing, pasture, multidisciplinary, climate change, adaptation, sheep, beef, environmental, digital, decision-support, participatory modelling, integrated solutions, systems, extreme climatic events, drought, mitigation
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
UTAS Author:Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
ID Code:146689
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2021-09-22
Last Modified:2021-11-10
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