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Aligning on-farm biodiversity with regional plans and targets: Introducing BiGG - Biodiversity in Grain & Graze


Lefroy, EC and Bridle, K and Badgery, W, Aligning on-farm biodiversity with regional plans and targets: Introducing BiGG - Biodiversity in Grain & Graze, Native grasses for a thirsty landscape : proceedings of the 5th Stipa National Native Grasses Conference on the Management of Native Grasses and Pastures, 7-10 October 2007, Mudgee NSW, pp. 111. ISBN 9780734038920 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Large integrated research and development projects are becoming the norm. The success of major national projects such as Sustainable Grazing Systems (SGS) and Sustainable Grazing on Saline Lands (SGSL) have led to the adoption of models that integrate between scientific disciplines and are inclusive of a wide range of stakeholders, such as farmers, regional and national land management agencies, researchers and research and development corporations (Mason et al. 2003). These projects are able to deliver a variety of outcomes to a range of stakeholders, however there are huge transaction costs associated with meeting the expectations of all stakeholders (Dovers and Price 2007). The experience of these earlier projects has meant that more recent projects such as Grain & Graze, have a budget (financial and time allocation) for these transaction costs. This paper introduces the biodiversity component of the Grain & Graze program. We describe the approach taken to the project, and some of the preliminary results that we have found.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:biodiversity farm production grain graze
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lefroy, EC (Professor Ted Lefroy)
UTAS Author:Bridle, K (Dr Kerry Bridle)
ID Code:57585
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2009-07-28
Last Modified:2012-02-27

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