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 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)|
|Year Published:||In Press|
|Deposited By:||TIA - Research Institute|
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