SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - Richard J. Eckard

 

 

Refereed Journal

 

Browne N, Eckard RJ, Behrendt R, Kingwell R (2011). A comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural enterprises in SE Australia. Animal Feed Science and Technology (in press)

Chen, Li, Kelly, Eckard (2009) Simulation of N2O emissions from an irrigated dairy pasture treated with urea and urine in Southeastern Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 136 (2010) 333–342. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.12.007

Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Eckard RJ (2011). A whole farm systems analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of 60 Tasmanian dairy farms. Animal Feed Science and Technology (in press)

Cullen B.R., Eckard R.J. (2011). Impacts of future climate scenarios on the balance between productivity and total greenhouse gas emissions from pasture-based dairy systems in SE Australia. Animal Feed Science and Technology (in press)

Cullen B.R., Eckard R.J., Callow M.N., Johnson I.R., Chapman D.F., Rawnsley R.P., Garcia S.C., White T., Snow V.O. (2008) Simulating pasture growth rates in Australian and New Zealand grazing systems. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59, 761–768. DOI: 10.1071/AR07371

Cullen B.R., Johnson I.R., Eckard R.J., Lodge G.M., Walker R.G., Rawnsley R.P., McCaskill M. R. (2009) Climate change impacts on Australian pasture systems. Crop & Pasture Science, 60, 933–942. doi: 10.1071/CP09019

De Klein C.A.M. and Eckard R.J. (2008). Targeted Technologies for nitrous oxide abatement from Animal Agriculture. Special Edition: Proceedings of the 3rd Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 48 (2) 14-20. DOI: 10.1071/EA07217 (feature paper)

Eckard R.J. 1989. The response of Italian ryegrass to applied nitrogen in the Natal midlands. J.Grassl.Soc.South.Afr. 6(1):19-22.

Eckard R.J. 1990. The relationship between the nitrogen and nitrate content and nitrate toxicity potential of Lolium multiflorum. J.Grassl.Soc.South.Afr. 7(3):174-178.

Eckard R.J. 1990. The effect of three sources of nitrogen on the dry matter yield, nitrogen and nitrate-N content of Lolium multiflorum. J.Grassl.Soc.South.Afr 7(3):208-209.

Eckard R.J., Bartholomew P.E.B. and Tainton N.M. 1995. The yield response of annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) to varying nitrogen fertiliser application strategies. S.Afr.J. Plant and Soil 12(3):112-116.

Eckard R.J., Chapman D.F. and White R.E. (2007). Nitrogen balances in temperate perennial grass and clover dairy pastures in south eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58 (12) 1167-1173.

Eckard R.J., Chapman D.F., White R.E. and Chen D. (2004). The environmental impact of nitrogen fertiliser use on dairy pastures. The Australian Journal of Dairy Technology 59(2): 145-148.

Eckard R.J., Chen D., White R.E. and Chapman D.F. (2003). Gaseous nitrogen loss from temperate grass and clover dairy pastures in south eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54 (6): 561-570.

Eckard R.J., Cullen B.R. (2011). Impacts of future climate scenarios on N2O emissions from pasture-based dairy systems in south eastern Australia. Animal Feed Science and Technology (in press)

Eckard R.J., Edis R., White R.E., Smith A. and Chapman D.F. (2004) Nitrate leaching from temperate grass and clover dairy pastures in south eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 55 (9) 911-920.

Eckard R.J. and Franks D.R. (1998). Strategic nitrogen fertiliser use on perennial ryegrass and white clover pasture in north-western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 38(2): 155-160.

Eckard R.J., Grainger C., de Klein C.A.M. (2010) Options for the abatement of methane and nitrous oxide from ruminant production: A review, Livestock Science 130: 47–56, doi: 10.1016/j.livsci.2010.02.010.

Eckard R.J., Johnson I., Chapman D.F. (2006) Modelling nitrous oxide abatement strategies in intensive pasture systems. International Congress Series 1293 (2006) 76-85.

Eckard R.J., Miles N. and Tainton N.M. 1988. The use of Near Infra-Red Reflectance Spectroscopy for the determination of plant nitrogen. J.Grassl.Soc.South.Afr. 5(3):175-177.

Eckard R.J., Salardini A.A., Hannah M. and Franks D.R. (2001). The yield, quality and irrigation response of summer forage crops suitable for a dairy pasture renovation program in north western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 41(1): 37-44.

Galbally, I. Meyer C., Bentley S., Weeks I., Leuning R., Kelly K., Phillips F., Barker-Reid F., Gates W., Baigent R., Eckard R., Grace P., (2005) A study of environmental and management drivers of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. Environmental Sciences June-September 2005. 2(2-3):133-142.

Grainger C., Clark T., McGinn S. M., Auldist M.J., Beauchemin K. A., Hannah M.C., Waghorn G.C., Clark H. and Eckard R.J. (2007) Methane emissions from dairy cows measured using the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) tracer and chamber techniques. Journal of Dairy Science 90: 2755–2766 (doi:10.3168/jds.2006-697).

Grainger C, Clarke T, Beauchemin K.A., McGinn S.M. and Eckard R.J. (2008). Supplementation with whole cottonseed reduces methane emissions and can profitably increase milk production of dairy cows offered a forage and cereal grain diet. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 48 (2) 73-76. DOI: 10.1071/EA07224

Grainger C., Auldist M.J., Clarke T., Beauchemin K.A., McGinn S.M., Hannah M.C., Eckard R.J. and Lowe L.B. (2008) Use of Monensin Controlled-Release Capsules to Reduce Methane Emissions and Improve Milk Production of Dairy Cows Offered Pasture Supplemented with Grain Journal of Dairy Science 91:1159–1165. doi:10.3168/jds.2007-0319

Grainger C., Clarke T., Auldist M.J., Beauchemin K.A., McGinn S.M., Waghorn G.C. and Eckard R.J..(2009). Potential use of Acacia mearnsii condensed tannins to reduce methane emissions and nitrogen excretion from grazing dairy cows. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 89 (2), 241-251.

Grainger C., Williams R., Clarke T., Wright A-D. and Eckard R.J. (2009). Supplementation with whole cottonseed causes long-term reduction of methane emissions from lactating dairy cows offered a forage and cereal grain diet. Journal of Dairy Science 93:2612–2619 doi: 10.3168/jds.2009-2888.

Grainger C., Williams R., Eckard R.J., Hannah M.C. (2010) A high dose of monensin does not reduce methane emissions of dairy cows offered pasture supplemented with grain. Journal of Dairy Science J. Dairy Sci. 93 :5300–5308. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3154

Henry, B. Eckard, R. (2009) Greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production systems. Tropical Grasslands, 43, 232-238.

Johnson I.R., Chapman D.F., Snow V.O., Eckard R.J., Parsons A.J., Lambert M.G. and Cullen B.R. (2008) DairyMod and EcoMod: Biophysical pastoral simulation models for Australia and New Zealand. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture  48, 621-631. doi: 10.1071/EA07133

Li Y., Chen D., Barker-Reid F. and Eckard R.J. (2007). Simulation of N2O emissions from rain-fed wheat and the impact of climate variation in southeastern Australia. Plant and Soil 309:239–251. doi: 10.1007/s11104-008-9672-7

Livesley S.J., Eckard R.J. and Aarndt S.K. (2008) Nitrous oxide and methane flux in Australian and New Zealand landscapes: measurements, modeling and mitigation – Editorial, Special Edition. Plant and Soil doi: 10.1007/s11104-008-9674-5.

Miles N., Eckard R.J. and de Villiers J.M. 1991. Responses of Italian ryegrass to phosphorus on highly weathered soils. J.Grassl.Soc.South.Afr 8(3):86-91.

Miles N. and Eckard R.J. 1991. Lime phosphorus interactions in the growth of temperate pasture species on highly weathered soils. S.Afr.J. Plant and Soil 8(4):200-205.


 

Books

Wassermann V.D. Hardy M.B. and Eckard R.J., 2000. Pasture legumes. In: Pasture Management in South Africa. N.M. Tainton (Ed). University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. pps 34-39.

Eckard R.J. and Wassermann V.D., 2000. In: Pasture Management in South Africa. N.M. Tainton (Ed). University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. pps 50-51.

de Klein C.A.M., Eckard R.J. and van der Weerden T.J. (2010). Chapter 6: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from the Nitrogen Cycle in Livestock Agriculture: Estimation and Mitigation. In: Nitrous Oxide and Climate Change (Ed) Keith Smith, Earthscan Publications, University of Edinburgh, UK., May 2010. ISBN 978-1-84407-757-1. pp 107-144.

Pettit C., Aurambout J-P., Sheth F., Sposito V., O’Leary G., Eckard R. (2010) Using Google Earth to GeoVisualise Climate Change Scenarios in South West Victoria. Jubb I, Holper P and Cai W (Eds) Managing Climate Change: Papers from the GREENHOUSE 2009 Conference. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780643098312. pp 259-272.


 

Peer Reviewed Reports, Refereed Conference Papers

Christie, KM and Rawnsley, RP and Eckard, RJ, ‘A whole farm system analysis of Greenhouse gas emissions from simulated dairy farm systems in Australia’, Proceedings of Greenhouse 2009 Conference Climate Change & Resources, 23-26 March 2009, Perth, Western Australia (2009)

Clark H and Eckard R (2010). Mitigating methane in a systems context. Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying , Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 2010.

Cullen B.R., Eckard R.J., Johnson I.R., Bryant J.R., Rawnsley R.P. (2007) Strategies for increasing resilience of grazing-based dairy systems. In: Chapman DF, Clark DA, MacMillan KL, Nation D eds. Meeting the challenges of pasture-based dairying. Melbourne, National Dairy Alliance, pp. 541-547.

Cullen, B.R., Eckard R.J., Mason W. and Rawnsley R.P. (2009). Incorporating changes in daily rainfall characteristics into future climate scenarios. In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 2727-2733. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8.

Eckard R.J. (2007). The abatement challenge for agriculture. Paper prepared for the Garnaut Climate Change Review public forum, Climate Change: Land management, agriculture and forestry, 17 August 2007. http://www.garnautreview.org.au

Eckard R.J. and Twiddy D.R. 1991. Proposed solutions to goat farming problems in Natal. Cedara Report no. N/A/91/4, ISBN 0-621-13465-1.

Eckard R.J. and Dugmore T.J. 1994. Livestock health and production as influenced by nitrogen fertiliser management. Cedara Report no. N/A/94/3, ISBN 0-621-15528-4.

Eckard R.J., 1998. A critical review of research on the nitrogen nutrition of dairy pastures in Victoria. ILFR, The University of Melbourne and Agriculture Victoria, Ellinbank, DNRE. October 1998. ISBN 0 7311 4270 5. pp 1-31.

Eckard R.J. (2006). Are there win-win strategies for minimising greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture? ABARE Outlook Conference 2006, Canberra, February 2006.  http://www.abareconomics.com/interactive/outlook06/outlook/speeches/papers/Eckard,R-ClimateChange%20I.doc

Eckard R.J. and McKenzie F.R., 1999. Nitrogen fertiliser for high rainfall dairy pastures. Joint brochure with the University of Melbourne, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, printed by Pivot Ltd, 160 Queen St, Melbourne. p 1-8.

Eckard R.J., Dalley D., Crawford M. (2000). Impacts of Potential Management Changes on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sequestration from Dairy Production Systems in Australia. In: "Management Options for Carbon Sequestration in Forest, Agricultural and Rangeland Ecosystems" Keenan R., Bugg A.L. and Ainslie H. (eds), Workshop Proceedings, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, 25 May 2000, ANU, Canberra. pp. 58-72. ISBN 0646404318

Eckard R.J., Johnson I., Chapman D.F. (2006) Modelling nitrous oxide abatement strategies in intensive pasture systems. ICS 1293 2nd International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, International Congress Series, Volume 1293, Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture: An Update. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, held in Zurich, Switzerland between 20 and 24 September 2005, July 2006, Pages 76-85. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B7581-4KC47H6-J/2/7cc15b09874c62844d5367d243573b92).

Galbally I.E., Kelly K., Phillips F., Baigent R., Barker-Reid F., Gates W.P., Grace P., Meyer C.P., Eckard R.J., Leuning R., Chen D., Weeks I.A., Bentley S.T. and Griffith D. (2005). A study of environmental and management drivers of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems [electronic publication]. In: Towards a new agenda: 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conference proceedings, Hobart. [Hobart]: Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand. 6 p.

Melland A.R., Love S.M., Gourley C.J.P., Smith A.P., Eckard R.J. (2005). The Importance of trust in the development and delivery of a decision support tool for reducing environmental nutrient losses from pasture systems. In: Zerger A and Argent R.M. (Eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 239-245. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/melland.pdf

Miles, N., Bartholomew, P E and Eckard, R J, 1991. Nitrogen for pastures. Co-ordinated Extension: Natal Pastures.

Rawnsley R.P., Christie K.M., Cullen B.R. and Eckard R.J. (2009) Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and a carbon pollution reduction scheme - What does it mean for dairying in Tasmania? Tasmanian branch of Grassland Society of Southern Australia.


Published proceedings

Auldist M.J., Cavanagh A., Eckard R. and Grainger C.G. (2006). Methane Emissions from Grazing Dairy Cows in Victoria. Short Communication number 23, Proceedings of the 26th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, PERTH, Western Australia. July 9-14 2006. www.asap.asn.au/livestocklibrary/2006/SC23-auldist.pdf

Barker-Reid, F., Gates, W. P., Wilson, K., Baigent, R., Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P., Weeks, I. A., and Eckard, R. J. (2005). Soil nitrous oxide emissions from rainfed wheat in SE Australia. In: Fourth International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG-4) Science, Control, Policy and Implementation [papers], Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Utrecht]: Mill Press. pp 25-32.

Barker-Reid, F., Phillips, F., Gates, W., Kelly, K., Leuning, R., Baigent, R., Eckard, R., Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P., and Weeks, I. A. (2005). Nitrous oxide emissions from Australian agricultural soils: a perspective on pastures and grain.      Greenhouse 2005: action on climate change: conference handbook, Melbourne. Aspendale, Vic.: CSIRO. p. 124. http://www.cmar.csiro.au/e-print/open/leuningr_2005b.pdf

Chapman D.F., Johnson I.R., Parsons A.J., Fulkerson W.J. and Eckard R.J. (2002). Use of a model to investigate the effect of level of subdivision on pasture utilisation in dairy systems. Facing the challenges of the supply chain in 2010. Joy Manners (ed). Proceedings of the ILFR Dairy Conference, Shepparton, Victoria. April 2002. ISBN 0734002491. Dookie College, ILFR, The University of Melbourne. Pp 42-44.

Chen D., Baldock J., Barker-Reid F., Denmead T., Eckard R.J., Edis R., Galbally I., Grace P.R., Griffith D., Kelly K., Leuning R., Li, Y. Meyer C., Phillips F., Rodriguez D., Turner D., Wang G., White R.E., and Wylie L. (2004) Quantifying interactions between N2O emissions and soil water and nitrogen processes in Australian agricultural systems In ‘Proceeding of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Annual Science Meeting’ pp. 50. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra). May 2004.

Cullen B., Eckard R. and Johnson I. (2007) Modelling highlights pasture growth variability. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference  of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Murray Bridge, South Australia. 13-14 June 2007. Grassland Society of Southern Australia, PO Box 1387, Echuca, Victoria, 3564. p 88

Cullen B., Eckard R. and Johnson I. (2007) Pasture growth forecasts for temperate regions in southeastern Australia. Proceedings of the International Grasslands Congress, Hohhot, China, 29th June – 5th July.

Cullen B and Eckard R (2009) Potential impacts of climate change on pasture production in south eastern Australia. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc. Geelong, Victoria, 6-7 August 2009.  Grassland Society of Southern Australia, PO Box 1387, Echuca, Victoria, 3564.  pp 33-40.

Eckard R.J. and Barlow E. (2002). Greenhouse gas emissions and dairy production systems. Facing the challenges of the supply chain in 2010. Joy Manners (ed). Proceedings of the ILFR Dairy Conference, Shepparton, Victoria. April 2002. ISBN 0734002491. Dookie College, ILFR, The University of Melbourne. Pp 6-12.

Eckard R.J., 1996. The Window of Opportunity for Nitrogen Fertiliser use in on Dairy Farms. Proceedings of the Large Herds Australia conference, Launceston, February 1996.

Eckard R.J. 1992. Nitrogen fertilisation for winter production. Filling the winter gap: Forward planning. In: C.R. Hurt and P.J. Zacharias (eds). Prestige Farmers Days Proceedings, Special Publication, 1992. pp. 28-29.

Eckard R.J. 1992. The effect of spring burning of kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pastures on the subsequent seasonal dry matter yield. Poster presented at 27th congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa, Stellenbosh, January 1992.

Eckard R.J. 1999. Best Management Practices for Nitrogen in Intensive Pasture Production Systems – A Statewide Dairy SWaN project. Productive Pastures: Research, Adoption and Evaluation Workshop, March 1999. Mercure Inn, Ballarat. 6 pps.

Eckard R.J. 2001. Using nitrogen to improve efficiency. In: Growing the Business. (ed) Fiona Baker. BeefCheque Workshop Proceedings, Latrobe Valley Convention Centre, Traralgon, June 2001. pp 83 – 87.

Eckard R.J. (2001). Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions and their management within an EMS Framework. NRE Nutrient Management Workshop, Shepparton, October 2001.

Eckard R.J. (2002). Tactical and Responsible Nitrogen Fertiliser Use. Grassland Society of Victoria. Proceedings of the Grassland Society of Victoria 43rd Annual Conference. (Grassland Society of Victoria: Parkville, Vic.).

Eckard R.J. (2004) Filling Feed Gaps with Strategic Fertiliser Use. In ‘Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’ pp. 5-10. Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Warragul, Victoria) June 2004.

Eckard R.J. (2006). Nitrogen – Growth Promotant for Pastures. Proceedings of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia 47rd Annual Conference, Utilising the Asset, Warrnambool, Victoria, June 14-15 2006. (Grassland Society of Southern Australia: Warragul, Vic.). pp 31 - 42.

Eckard R.J. (2008). Physical versus political and peripheral impacts of climate change on the dairy industry. Proceedings of the Australian Dairy Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, February 2008.

Eckard R.J. (2008). Emissions Trading – a challenge or opportunity for the Dairy Industry?  Proceedings of the Australian Dairy Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, February 2008

Eckard R.J. (2009). Carbon credits in the vineyard – fact of fiction? In: Footprints, food miles and furphies. (Eds) Russell Johnstone, Wendy Cameron, Peter Godden and Debra Robinson. Proceeding Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Seminar. Sebel Playford, Adelaide, 10 September 2008. ASVO, PO Box 582, Adelaide SA 5001. ISBN: 0 9775256 5 1. pp 24-26.

Eckard R.J. (2010) Copenhagen, CRPS and beyond - What does carbon trading means for growers? Proceedings of the 2010  New South Wales GRDC Grains Research Update, Wagga Wagga, Ballarat and Adelaide. ORM PO Box 189, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550. pp 89-93.

Eckard, R., Grainger, C., Graham, J. and Griffin, T., (2008) Greenhouse emissions from livestock and fertiliser and implications for a National Emissions Trading Scheme. Agriculture and Greenhouse Emissions Trading Summit. Maroochydore. Qld. Eds M. Keogh and S. Davison pp. 57-64. Australian Farm Institute, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010. ISBN 987-0-9805475-3-5.

Eckard, R.J., Johnson, I.M. and Chapman, D.F., (2005) The use of long-term modelling in analysing N2O abatement strategies in dairy pastures.  Proceedings of the XXth International Grassland Congress. Dublin, Ireland. Eds F.P. O'Mara, R.J. Wilkins, L. 't Mannetje, D.K. Lovett, P.A.M. Rogers and T.M. Boland p. 568. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Eckard R.J., Johnson I., Chapman D.F. (2005) Modelling nitrous oxide abatement strategies in intensive pasture systems. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, Zurich, 20-24 September 2005. Institute of Animal Science, ETH pp 264-273.

Eckard R.J. and McKenzie F.R. 2001. Using Nitrogen Confidently - Improving N efficiency. Proceedings of the Gippsland Dairy Conference, Monash University, Churchill, Feb 2001. pp. 121-125.

Eckard R.J. and Miles N. 1992. Efficient use of fertiliser in pasture systems. Lecture tour with the Zimbabwe Grassland Association. In: Hurt C.R. and Zacharias P.J. (eds). Prestige Farmers Days Proceedings, Special Publication, 1992. pp. 92-95.

Eckard R.J. and Slattery W. (2004) Editors of ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Eckard R.J., Chapman D.F., White R.E. and Chen D. (2002). Environmental impact of Nitrogen fertiliser use on dairy pasture. Facing the challenges of the supply chain in 2010. Joy Manners (ed). Proceedings of the ILFR Dairy Conference, Shepparton, Victoria. April 2002. ISBN 0734002491. Dookie College, ILFR, The University of Melbourne. Pp 13-20.

Eckard R.J., Chapman D.F., White R.E., Smith A., Chen D. and Durling P.A. (2001). Nitrogen balances in high rainfall, temperate dairy pastures of south eastern Australia. In ‘Proceedings of the XIX International Grasslands Congress, São Pedro, Brazil. February 200l’. pp. 169—170. Brazilian Society of Animal Husbandry: Piracicaba. Brazil)

Eckard R.J., Galbally I. and Mitchell C.D. (2004) Non-CO2 greenhouse emissions from agriculture – a research program within the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. C1. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Eckard R.J., Mckenzie F.R. and Lane P.R., 1997. The ‘Pendulum Paradigm’ - Trends in nitrogen fertiliser use on temperate grass/ clover pastures. Proceedings of the XVIII International Grasslands Congress, Canada June 1997.

Eckard R.J., Rodriguez D., Chen D., White R.E., Li Y., Wang Y-P., Grace P, Bentley S., Galbally I. and Bennett A. (2004) Farming systems to reduce non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. C3. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Eckard R.J., Thomas G.W. and Chapman D.F. (2001). Nitrogen Fertiliser Decision Support Tools - Making Cents with Best Farm Practices. Proceedings of the Grassland Society of Victoria 42nd Annual Conference, Mt Gambier, June 2001. (Grassland Society of Victoria: Parkville, Vic.).

Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P., Kelly, K., Phillips, F., Barker-Reid, F., Gates, W., Grace, P., Barton, L., Porter, B., Bentley, S. T., Leuning, R., and Eckard, R. (2005). A study of environmental and management drivers of nitrous oxide emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. Greenhouse 2005: action on climate change: conference handbook, Melbourne. Aspendale, Vic.: CSIRO. p. 123. http://www.cmar.csiro.au/e-print/open/galballyie_2005e.pdf

Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P. (Mick), Kelly, K., Phillips, F., Barker-Reid, F., Gates, W., Grace, P., Barton, L., Porter, B., Bentley, S. T., Leuning, R., and Eckard, R., (2005). Environmental and Management Drivers of Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Australian Agro-ecosystems, In Proceedings of Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, Maryland USA June 5-8, 2006, Eds. V.P. Aneja, W.H. Schlesinger, R. Knighton, G. Jennings, D. Niyogi, W. Gilliam and C.S.Duke, North Carolina State University, p604.

Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P., Bentley, S. T., Eckard, R., Kelly, K., Phillips, F., Barker-Reid, F., Gates, W., Grace, P., Barton, L., and Porter, B. (2005). First results from the study of environmental and management drivers of nitrous oxide greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. Greenhouse 2005: action on climate change: conference handbook, Melbourne. Aspendale, Vic.: CSIRO. p. 122. http://www.cmar.csiro.au/e-print/open/galballyie_2005d.pdf

Galbally I., Kelly K., Baigent R., Barker-Reid F., Grace P., Meyer C., Denmead T., Eckard R.J. and Griffith D. (2004) Environmental and management drivers of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. C2. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Galbally I., Meyer C., Bentley S., Phillips F., Kelly K., Barker-Reid F., Grace P, Eckard R.J., Rodriguez D., Chen D. (2004). Refining the National Emissions Estimate of Nitrous Oxide from Agriculture: An Assessment of the Impact of CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Project F1. In ‘Proceeding of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Annual Science Meeting’ pp. 35 (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra). May 2004.

Galbally, I. E., Meyer, C. P., Bentley, S. T., Weeks, I. A., Leuning, R., Kevin Kelly, K., Frances Phillips, F., Fiona Barker-Reid, F., Gates, W. P., Baigent, R., Eckard, R. J., and Grace, P. (2005). A study of environmental and management drivers of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems. In: Fourth International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG-4) Science, Control, Policy and Implementation [papers], Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Utrecht]: Mill Press. Pp. 47-55.

Grace P.R., Rochester I., Hulugalle N., Weier K., Kiese R., Butterbach-Bahl K., Chen D. and Eckard R.J. (2004) Full greenhouse gas profiling from irrigated soils in the cotton growing region of Australia. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. C9. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Griffith D.W.T., Tonini M., Bryant G.W., Eckard R., Grainger C. McGinn S (2006). Open path tracer measurements of methane emissions from free ranging cattle. Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. 11–15 December 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA

Griffith D.W.T, Bryant G.W., Tonini M, Kettlewell G, Denmead O.T., Leuning R, Chen D, and Eckard R. (2006). Novel FTIR and laser spectroscopy methods for measuring trace gas emissions from agriculture and forests. Proceedings for the Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland (near Washington), June 5-8, 2006.

Henry B., Eckard R. (2009). Greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production systems. Working papers – 8th Australian Tropical Pastures Conference 2008. pp 28-33
Johnson I.R., D.F. Chapman, A.J. Parsons, R.J. Eckard and W.J. Fulkerson W.J. (2003) DairyMod: a biophysical simulation model of the Australian dairy system. Australian Farming Systems Conference, Toowoomba, Queensland. September 2003. http://afsa.asn.au

Johnson I., Parsons A., Eckard R.J., Clark H., Chapman D.F., Newton P. (2004) EcoMod: a biophysical agricultural model with a focus on CO2, N2O and CH4 emissions. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. B1 (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Li Y., Chen D., White R.E., Edis R. and Eckard R.J. (2004) Modelling N2O emissions from intensive cropping and pasture systems using a Water and Nitrogen Management Model In ‘Proceeding of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Annual Science Meeting’ pp. 56. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra). May 2004.

Li Y., Chen D., White R.E., Edis R. and Eckard R.J. (2004). Modelling N2O emissions from intensive cropping and pasture systems using a water and nitrogen management model at the catchment scale. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. B3. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Nielsen C.M., Eckard R.J. and Gourley C.J.P.  (2002). Environmental management systems: Introducing step one - a self-assessment tool for the Australian Dairy Industry. Facing the challenges of the supply chain in 2010. Joy Manners (ed). Proceedings of the ILFR Dairy Conference, Shepparton, Victoria. April 2002. ISBN 0734002491. Dookie College, ILFR, The University of Melbourne. Pp 129-130.

Salardini A.A., Eckard R.J. and Franks D. R. (2001). Comparison of summer forages and the effect of nitrogen fertilisers on Brassica forages in Tasmania. Proceedings of the XIX International Grasslands Congress, São Pedro, Brazil, February 2001 (385-386).

Tainton N.M. and Eckard R.J. 1992. The autumn slump in Kikuyu. Pastures for profit. In: Hurt C.R. and Zacharias P.J. (eds). Prestige Farmers Days Proceedings, Special Publication, 1992. pp.32-33.

Tonini, M., G. Bryant, D. Griffith, and R. Eckard (2005) Open path FTIR tracer method for measuring methane emissions from free-ranging cattle. Proceedings of the 6th Australian Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy, Sydney, 2005.Wylie, L., Chen, D., Eckard, R., Edis, R  (2004) Nitrous oxide emissions from intensive dairy pastures. In ‘Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Australia and New Zealand Forum on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture’. pp. E9. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra) ISBN 0-9579597-2-9. October 2003.

Wylie, L., Chen, D., Eckard, R.J., Edis, R. (2004) Nitrous oxide emissions from intensive dairy pastures In ‘Proceeding of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Annual Science Meeting’ pp. 55. (CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra). May 2004.


 

Grants

Successful grants since moving to Australia in 1995.

  • Research Fellowship, University of Tasmania. Dairy Research and Development Corporation DAT058.

    • January 1995 to July 1997.

  • Economic options for sustaining higher stocking rates of dairy cows on perennial ryegrass /clover pasture throughout lactation. Project no DAT063/UT006. Australian Dairy Research and Development Corporation.

    • July 1996 to June 1997

  • Study tour of Canada and the USA – Dairy Australia grant UT007

    • June – July 1997.

  • Best management practices for nitrogen in intensive dairy production systems. Strategic Partnerships with Industry Research and Training (SPIRT) Scheme to the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Australian Research Council. Project no. C19804739.

    • January 1998 to December 2000.

  • Best management practices for nitrogen in intensive dairy production systems. Project no DAV413. Australian Dairy Research and Development Corporation.

    • January 1998 to December 2000.

  • Novel, cost-effective methods for measuring methane emissions from grazing ruminants. ARC linkage grant no. LP0561000.

    • January 2005 to December 2007

  • A Decision Support Framework for Greenhouse Accounting on Australian Dairy Farms - Dairy Australia grant UM10667.

    • July 2001 to June 2002.

  • Measuring Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture – Capital Equipment Grant, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, 2001. Total value: $ 1,251,842.

  • DPI Greenhouse in Agriculture project.

    • July 2001 – on-going

  • Supplementary proposal for a new non-CO2 program within the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting. AusIndustry Federal Grant.

    • National Non-CO2 program leader

    • July 2003 – July 2005

  • Whole Farm Systems Analysis and Tools for the Australian and New Zealand Grazing Industries - UM12127/ B.MGS.0035.

    • 1 February 2006 - 30th December 2008

  • Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Program (MIS 08275, CMI 101454)

    • 1st July 2007 – 30th June 2010


 

Recent Consultancies

  • Contract review of Greenhouse Sources and Sinks in the Australian Dairy Industry. CRC for Greenhouse Accounting, May 2000.

  • Options for Developing a National Plan for Enteric Methane Abatement. Consultancy Report to the Science and Agriculture Team, The Australian Greenhouse Office, December 2002

    Eckard R.J. (2002) Options for Developing a National Plan for Enteric Methane Abatement. Consultancy Report to the Science and Agriculture Team, The Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra. December 2002. 15p.)

  • Consultancy Report to the Science and Agriculture Team, The Australian Greenhouse Office, August 2002.

    Eckard R.J. (2002) Methane abatement program for Australian livestock. Consultancy Report to the Science and Agriculture Team, The Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra, August 2002. 12pp.

  • Consultancy reports for Meat and Livestock Australia, 2006.

    Eckard R.J. (2006). Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Australian Red Meat Industry. Report to Meat and Livestock Australia. March 2006.

    Eckard R.J. (2006). Review report of “A Guide to “Good Greenhouse Practice” in Australian Agriculture” produced by Greenhouse Challenge Plus, The Australian Greenhouse Office for Meat and Livestock Australia. May 2006.

  • Consultancy report to the New Zealand Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Consortium. September 2006. Request to me but delegated to Helen Suter.

    Suter H, Eckard R.J. and Edis R. (2006) A Review of Nitrification Inhibitors and Other Nitrogen Cycle Modifiers in New Zealand Pastoral Agriculture. PGGRC 06/UM/01, Report prepared for NZ Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium, September 2006.

  • Greenhouse gas abatement: marginal cost curve and policy recommendations for the NSW agricultural sector. Scientific Expert on GHD project, nominated by NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change and The Climate Institute, May – June 2008.

 


Invited Expert Reviewer

  • Invited scientific reviewer of the research investment program for the New Zealand Foundation for Research and Technology and New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium: 10 to 12 April 2006.

  • Invited scientific reviewer of the Greener Pastures Farming Systems project for Dept Agriculture Western Australia and Dairy Australia 28-29 March 2006.

  • Invited scientific reviewer of modelling investments for Dairy Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia May 2006.

  • Invited scientific reviewer - A prosperous low carbon future - WWF’s proposal to reduce Australian greenhouse gas emissions by a third by 2030. Invited reviewer. www.wwf.org.au.

  • Invited scientific reviewer - Mid-Term Review of the PGGRC Research Consortium Part B: Independent Expert Review of Strategic Science Direction. Commissioned by The Foundation for Research Science and Technology and PGGRC. Expert reviewer. April 2006.

  • Invited scientific reviewer of MAF contract report on “Developing revised emission factors for nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural pasture treated with nitrification inhibitors”, May 2007.

 


Steering Groups/ Technical Advisory Groups

  • Nutrient Models Steering Group: Modelling Tools for Measuring Environmental Performance, AgResearch, New Zealand. Project Steering Group. April 2007 – current.

  • VeRSI - Ecoinformatics – Climate Change Demonstrator - Technical Advisory Committee member, July 2007 - current.

  • Technical Committee for the Australian Farm Institute project on “Australian agriculture responding to climate change: Understanding the economics of different mitigation technologies and strategies”, May 2008 - current.

  • Steering Group member, Dairy Australia project “Whole farm systems analysis of greenhouse gas emission abatement strategies for dairy farms”, February 2008 – current.

  • National Land Based Sector Consultative Group on Emissions Trading, Department of Climate Change. Appointed by Hon. Penny Wong and Hon. Tony Burke, nominated by the National Farmers Federation. April 2008 - current.

  • Steering Group, Dairy Australia’s “Growing with Confidence” Climate Change Adaptation Strategy program. March 2008 – current.

  • National Research Advisory Group (3 members), National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Primary Industries Climate Change Adaptation Network.

  • Steering Committee Member, National Economic and Industry Study on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and an Emissions Trading Scheme under the Primary Industries Ministerial Council, 2008 to early 2009.

  • National Reference Group member for the development of the Climate Change Research Strategy for the Primary Industries. Nominated by the University of Melbourne and Victorian Department of Primary Industries. 2007.

  • Australian representative on the International Livestock Emissions Abatement Research Network (LEARN) consultative committee - http://www.livestockemissions.net.

  • Steering Committee Member, National Economic and Industry Study on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and an Emissions Trading Scheme under the Primary Industries Ministerial Council, 2008 to early 2009.

  • National Expert Panel for Australia's Farming Future, Climate Change Research Program, Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 2008 to 2009.

  • Technical Options Development Group to assess alternative greenhouse gas mitigation policies for Australian Agriculture.


Notable Awards:

  • Best scientific paper in the Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa in 1990.

  • Best paper presentation at the Grassland Society of Southern Africa congress in 1989 and 1993.

  • Prestige merit award for sustained above average work in the Department of Agriculture, South Africa, March 1993.

  • Best presentation at the 1996 Australian Large Herds Australia Conference (invited paper).

  • Best presentation at the 2004 Grassland Society of Southern Australia (invited paper).

  • Contract review of Greenhouse Sources and Sinks in the Australian Dairy Industry – May 2000, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting.

  • Three merit awards in 2003 for the “Greenhouse in Agriculture” project:

  • the Primary Industries Research Victoria - Sustainability Initiative award for the projects efforts towards ensuring a sustainable and viable agricultural industry;

  • the Primary Industries Research Victoria - award for Innovation for the multi-campus communications model within the GIA project;

  • the overall DPI Primary Elements merit award in the Sustainability category for the GIA projects efforts towards ensuring a sustainable and viable agricultural industry.

  • The overall DPI Primary Elements merit award for work in Teams for the DPI Greenhouse working group in 2005.


 

Thesis:

Eckard R.J. 1986. The nitrogen nutrition of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Natal, South Africa.

Eckard R.J. 1994. The nitrogen economy of three irrigated temperate grass pastures with and without white clover in Natal. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Natal, South Africa.

 


 

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