Sarah has been working in rangeland management in western NSW for over 10 years and began working as a Research Officer for NSW Department of Primary Industries in 2018. In her current position, Sarah is involved in research projects related to pasture and livestock productivity, with a focus on rangelands. The primary focus of her previous research has been investigating the effects of grazing management on biodiversity conservation and landscape function in NSW semi-arid rangelands.
McDonald, S.E., Reid, N., Smith, R., Waters, C.M., Hunter, J., and Rader, R. (2019). Floristic diversity in rotationally grazed piospheres and an adjacent nature reserve in a semi-arid rangeland. Austral Ecology. (undergoing final review)
McDonald, S.E., Lawrence, R., Kendall, L., and Rader, R. (2019). Ecological, biophysical and production effects of incorporating rest into grazing regimes: a global meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13496
McDonald, S.E., Reid, N., Smith, R., Waters, C.M., Hunter, J., and Rader, R. (2019). Rotational grazing management achieves similar plant diversity outcomes to areas managed for conservation in a semi-arid rangeland. The Rangeland Journal. 41(2): 135-145 https://doi.org/10.1071/RJ18090
McDonald, S.E., Reid, N., Waters, C.M., Smith, R., and Hunter, J. (2018) Improving ground cover and landscape function in a semi-arid rangeland through alternative grazing management. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 268: 8-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.08.021
McDonald, S., Reid, N., Smith, R., Waters, C., Hunter, J. and Rader, R.,(2016). Grazing Management for Biodiversity Conservation and Landscape Function in Semi-Arid New South Wales. In 10th International Rangeland Congress July 2016 (p. 163).
Please refer to Dr McDonald’s Researchgate page for the most up to date list of publications.
Location: Trangie Agricultural Research Centre