Dr Kelly has been working in cross-sectoral, primary industry RD&E for the last three decades. She has demonstrated expertise in soils research, policies and programs, with a solid body of knowledge and practice built through her leadership of Agriculture NSW’s soils management R&D program, representing NSW DPI at high level state and national forums, and providing technical advice and strategic planning. Dr Kelly leads a team of over 60 staff in Agriculture NSW to find soils management options for primary that underpin productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Dr Kelly represents NSW DPI and Agriculture NSW on senior state and national committees such as representing the Agency on the National Soils RD&E Strategy and the Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the National Soil Carbon Program, the National Agriculture Nitrous Oxide, the National Biochar Initiative.
Dr Kelly has 24 years of research experience with NSW DPI. Her research includes the role of soils and forestry in climate mitigation and adaptation options; the potential of dry land forestry for carbon sequestration; and the successful use of recycled organics as fertilisers and soil amendments for mine site rehabilitation. Her research has focused on practical, large-scale industry situations. Dr Kelly's extensive research and demonstration program has been funded by all levels of Government and the forestry, coal, water and waste industries.
Kelly GL (2013) Forestry and the Carbon Farming Initiative. Paper 5.1 SCoPI: Resource Management Committee, February 19th 2013
Kelly GL, Levitt G, Cameron N (2012) SCoPI paper: 03B Forestry Productivity and The CFI, Standing Committee on Primary Industries, October 26th 2012
Anwar, M, Liu, DL, Macadam, I and Kelly GL (2012), Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Review. Theoretical and Applied Climatology DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0780-1
Ximenes, F, George, B, Cowie, C, Williams, J Kelly, G (2012) Greenhouse Gas Balance of Native Forests in New South Wales, Australia. Forests. Special Issue; ‘The Role of Forests for Carbon Capture and Storage’ Forests 2012, 3, 653-683; doi:10.3390/f3030653
Ximenes, F, George, B, Cowie, A , Kelly, G, Williams, J, Levitt, G and K. Boer (2012) Harvested forests provide the greatest ongoing greenhouse gas benefits. Does current Australian policy support optimal greenhouse gas mitigation outcomes?’ Position Paper NSW DPI. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/research/topics/climate-change/harvested-forests-provide-the-greatest-ongoing-greenhouse-gas-benefits
Kelly GL (2012) The role of recycled organics in the increase and nature of long term soil carbon pools. T07/CAG/09 Final Report to NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Kelly GL (2009) Soil carbon for carbon credits Invited Speaker. Master Class: Water Treatment Wastes Disposal and Reuse Program Australian Water Association (30th November and 1st December 2009)
Chan KY, Cowie A, Kelly G, Singh BP and Slavich P (2008) Scoping paper: Soil organic carbon sequestration potential for agriculture in NSW. NSW DPI Science & Research Technical paper.
Kelly GL and Cowie A (2008) The role of recycled organics in the increase and nature of long term soil carbon pools: initial results. Biosolids Specialty Conference IV June 11-12, Adelaide. Australian Water Association. ISBN 987-1-921335-03-7
Kelly GL (2008) The Use of soil amendments to maximise wood and carbon values from trees planted in overburden and buffer sites in the Hunter Valley. ACARP Final Report. 80pp Project No C10043
Meats A and Kelly GL (2008) Relation of constant, daily fluctuating, and ambient feeding temperature to daily and accumulated consumption of yeast autolysate and sucrose by female Queensland fruit fly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 129(1):87-95.
Kelly GL (2008) Carbon Sequestration with Biosolids Reuse: Accounting for Carbon in the Water Industry. Australian Water Association 27-28 February 2008 Sydney. Invited Paper
Kelly GL (2007) When Waste Becomes Resource: Opportunities in land rehabilitation Worry Wastewaters II – ReUse, Recycle, Discharge. Australian Water Association November 7-8, Parramatta, Sydney. Invited Paper
Kelly GL (2007) Recycled Organics and New Forests: In Rehabilitation by Design: A 2 Day Training Course: NSW Minerals Council, March 7-8, Singleton, NSW. Invited Speaker
Meats A, Holmes HM, Kelly GL (2007) Laboratory adaptation of Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) decreases mating age and increases protein consumption and number of eggs produced per milligram of protein. - Bulletin of Entomological Research (2004), 94: 517-524 Cambridge University Press doi:10.1079/BER2004332 Published online by Cambridge University Press 09Mar2007
Kelly GL (2006) Recycled Organics in Mine Site Rehabilitation - A review of scientific literature.
Kelly GL (2006) The Role of Biosolids Quality in Nutritional Balance and Growth of Hardwoods used for Minesite Rehabilitation. Biosolids Specialty Conference III June 7-8, Melbourne. Australian Water Association. ISBN 0-908255-66-7
Kelly GL (2005) Use of Biosolids on Radiata Pine Plantations - 15 years Research. 10th European Biosolids and Biowaste Conference. 13th -16th November 2005, Wakefield, UK
Kelly GL (2005) Efficacy of Municipal Organic and Green Wastes in Mine Site Rehabilitation. 10th European Biosolids and Biowaste Conference. 13th -16th November 2005, Wakefield, UK
Kelly GL (2005) Use of Biosolids in Establishing Eucalypt Plantations for Mine Site Rehabilitation.10th European Biosolids and Biowaste Conference. 13th -16th November 2005, Wakefield, UK