Yohannes Alemseged

Research interests

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Managing Climate Variability/change
  • Grazing Systems Evaluation
  • Pasture Growth Modelling


Dr. Yohannes Alemseged is a Research Officer with New South Wales Department of Primary Industries based at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre as part of the Rangelands and Tropical Pastures unit within the Livestock Systems Branch. He completed his PhD. from the University of New South Wales in 2000 for research on the ecology and management of Chicory based pastures. He has over 18 years’ experience in rangeland management and has undertaken research involving natural resource management, managing climate variability and managing grazing systems. Previous work include: improved seasonal forecasting; Dorper sheep and rangeland goats grazing behaviour; Total Grazing Pressure (TGP) and ecology of invasive native scrub (INS). Currently he is leading a project that aims to develop improved understanding of tactical management decisions for producers.


  • BSc. Agr. (Addis Ababa University)
  • Grad. Diploma (UNSW)
  • MAppSc. (UNSW)
  • Ph.D. (UNSW)

Current projects

  • Developing a framework for tactical decision making to address feed deficits
  • Increasing livestock production by integrating tropical pastures into farming systems
  • Vulnerability assessment

Recent publications

Please refer to Dr Alemseged's Google scholar page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Australian Rangeland Society
  • The Grassland Society of NSW

Fields of research

  • 050209 Natural Resource Management
  • 050102 Ecosystem Function
  • 0500103 Invasive Species Ecology

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

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