BADGERY, Warwick

Warwick Badgery

Research interests

  • Plant competition in grazing and cropping systems
  • Grazing system and management
  • Land use change and soil carbon dynamics
  • Whole-farm systems modelling


Grazing system research helps to determine the most efficient ways to improve animal production from pastures, while ensuring the environment is preserved. Dr Badgery has conducted grazing systems and grazing management research in Australian over the last 15 years, including as part of the national EverGraze program, and has been involved with similar research in China. He leads the Rangelands and Tropical Pastures team who focus on production and natural resources research in northern and Western NSW. He is currently leading the feedbase theme of the national Livestock Productivity Partnership, a research partnership between NSW Department of Primary Industries, the MLA Donor Company and other partners. Other research areas he has worked in include: developing the first pilot trading scheme for soil carbon in Australia; the ecology and management of serrated tussock; and pasture cropping systems.


  • B.Sc University of New South Wales 1998
  • PhD  Sydney University 2004

Current projects

  • Grazing management systems
  • Extending the boundaries of tropical grasses
  • Persistence of perennial legumes
  • Tactical decision making to address feed deficits
  • Vulnerability assessment to climate change for extensive livestock industries
  • GrazingApp development

Recent publications

Please refer to Dr Badgery's Google scholar page or Researchgate page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Adjunct Professor, China Agricultural University, China
  • Graham Centre member (partnership between NSW DPI and Charles Sturt University)
  • Board member of Monaro Farming Systems
  • Member of the NSW Grassland Society
  • Member of the Australian Rangeland Society

Fields of research

  • 050104 Landscape Ecology
  • 070301 Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
  • 070302 Agronomy
  • 070306 Crop and Pasture Improvement
  • 070101 Agricultural Land Management

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Grazing management
  • Grazing systems
  • Whole-farm system modelling
  • Soil carbon
  • Pasture Cropping
  • Serrated tussock

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6391 3814
Location: Orange Agricultural Institute, Orange