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pre-2019 publications

Waters, C., Melville, G., Coates, D., Virgona, J., Young, A., Hacker, R. (2011). Variation in morphological traits among and within populations of Austrodanthonia caespitosa (Gaudich.) HP Linder and four related species. Australian Journal of Botany 59, 324-335, 10.1071/bt10204

Waters, C.M., Penman, T.D., Hacker, R.B., Law, B., Kavanagh, R.P., Lemckert, F., Alemseged, Y. (2013). Balancing trade-offs between biodiversity and production in the re-design of rangeland landscapes. Rangeland Journal 35, 143-154, 10.1071/rj12083

Whalley, R.D.B., Chivers, I.H., Waters, C.M. (2013). Revegetation with Australian native grasses - a reassessment of the importance of using local provenances. Rangeland Journal 35, 155-166, 10.1071/rj12078

Waters, C.M., Melville, G.J., Orgill, S.E., Alemseged, Y. (2015). The relationship between soil organic carbon and soil surface characteristics in the semi-arid rangelands of southern Australia. Rangeland Journal 37, 297-307, 10.1071/rj14119

Agyarko-Mintah, E., Cowie, A., Singh, B.P., Joseph, S., Van Zwieten, L., Cowie, A., Harden, S., Smillie, R. (2017). Biochar increases nitrogen retention and lowers greenhouse gas emissions when added to composting poultry litter. Waste Management 61, 138-149, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.11.027

Agyarko-Mintah, E., Cowie, A., Van Zwieten, L., Singh, B.P., Smillie, R., Harden, S., Fornasier, F. (2017). Biochar lowers ammonia emission and improves nitrogen retention in poultry litter composting. Waste management 61, 129-137, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.12.009

Cintas, O., Berndes, G., Cowie, A.L., Egnell, G., Holmström, H., Marland, G., Ågren, G.I. (2017). Carbon balances of bioenergy systems using biomass from forests managed with long rotations: bridging the gap between stand and landscape assessments. GCB Bioenergy 9, 1238-1251, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12425

Dale, V.H., Kline, K.L., Parish, E.S., Cowie, A.L., Emory, R., Malmsheimer, R.W., Slade, R., SMITH Jr, C.T., Wigley, T.B., Bentsen, N.S. (2017). Status and prospects for renewable energy using wood pellets from the southeastern United States. Gcb Bioenergy 9, 1296-1305, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12445

Kust, G., Andreeva, O., Cowie, A. (2017). Land Degradation Neutrality: Concept development, practical applications and assessment. Journal of environmental management 195, 16-24, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.043

Li, Y., Liu, D.L., Schwenke, G., Wang, B., Macadam, I., Wang, W., Li, G., Dalal, R.C. (2017). Responses of nitrous oxide emissions from crop rotation systems to four projected future climate change scenarios on a black Vertosol in subtropical Australia. Climatic Change 142, 545-558, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-1973-5

Liu, D.L., O’Leary, G.J., Christy, B., Macadam, I., Wang, B., Anwar, M.R., Weeks, A. (2017). Effects of different climate downscaling methods on the assessment of climate change impacts on wheat cropping systems. Climatic Change 144, 687-701, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2054-5

Liu, D.L., Zeleke, K.T., Wang, B., Macadam, I., Scott, F., Martin, R.J. (2017). Crop residue incorporation can mitigate negative climate change impacts on crop yield and improve water use efficiency in a semiarid environment. European Journal of Agronomy 85, 51-68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2017.02.004

Mohammadi, A., Cowie, A.L., Cacho, O., Kristiansen, P., Mai, T.L.A., Joseph, S. (2017). Biochar addition in rice farming systems: Economic and energy benefits. Energy 140, 415-425, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.08.116

Mohammadi, A., Cowie, A.L., Mai, T.L.A., Brandao, M., de la Rosa, R.A., Kristiansen, P., Joseph, S. (2017). Climate-change and health effects of using rice husk for biochar-compost: Comparing three pyrolysis systems. Journal of Cleaner Production 162, 260-272, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.026

Orgill, S.E., Waters, C.M., Melville, G., Toole, I., Alemseged, Y., Smith, W. (2017). Sensitivity of soil organic carbon to grazing management in the semi-arid rangelands of south-eastern Australia. Rangeland Journal 39, 153-167, 10.1071/rj16020

Sarker, J.R., Singh, B.P., He, X., Fang, Y., Li, G.D., Collins, D., Cowie, A.L. (2017). Tillage and nitrogen fertilization enhanced belowground carbon allocation and plant nitrogen uptake in a semi-arid canola crop–soil system. Scientific reports 7, 1-13, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-11190-4

Wang, B., Liu, D.L., Asseng, S., Macadam, I., Yang, X., Yu, Q. (2017). Spatiotemporal changes in wheat phenology, yield and water use efficiency under the CMIP5 multimodel ensemble projections in eastern Australia. Climate Research 72, 83-99, https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01458

Wang, B., Liu, D.L., Asseng, S., Macadam, I., Yu, Q. (2017). Modelling wheat yield change under CO2 increase, heat and water stress in relation to plant available water capacity in eastern Australia. European Journal of Agronomy 90, 152-161, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2017.08.005

Waters, C.M., Orgill, S.E., Melville, G.J., Toole, I.D., Smith, W.J. (2017). Management of Grazing Intensity in the Semi-Arid Rangelands of Southern Australia: Effects on Soil and Biodiversity. Land Degradation & Development 28, 1363-1375, 10.1002/ldr.2602

Xing, H.T., Liu, D.L., Li, G.D., Wang, B., Anwar, M.R., Crean, J., Lines-Kelly, R., Yu, Q. (2017). Incorporating grain legumes in cereal-based cropping systems to improve profitability in southern New South Wales, Australia. Agr Syst 154, 112-123, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.010

Cowie, A.L., Orr, B.J., Sanchez, V.M.C., Chasek, P., Crossman, N.D., Erlewein, A., Louwagie, G., Maron, M., Metternicht, G.I., Minelli, S. (2018). Land in balance: The scientific conceptual framework for Land Degradation Neutrality. Environmental Science & Policy 79, 25-35, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.10.011

Feng, P., Wang, B., Li Liu, D., Xing, H., Ji, F., Macadam, I., Ruan, H., Yu, Q. (2018). Impacts of rainfall extremes on wheat yield in semi-arid cropping systems in eastern Australia. Climatic Change 147, 555-569, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2170-x

Koponen, K., Soimakallio, S., Kline, K.L., Cowie, A., Brandão, M. (2018). Quantifying the climate effects of bioenergy–choice of reference system. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81, 2271-2280, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.292

Ma, Y., Schwenke, G., Sun, L., Liu, D.L., Wang, B., Yang, B. (2018). Modeling the impact of crop rotation with legume on nitrous oxide emissions from rain-fed agricultural systems in Australia under alternative future climate scenarios. Science of The Total Environment 630, 1544-1552, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.322

Sarker, J.R., Singh, B.P., Cowie, A.L., Fang, Y., Collins, D., Badgery, W., Dalal, R.C. (2018). Agricultural management practices impacted carbon and nutrient concentrations in soil aggregates, with minimal influence on aggregate stability and total carbon and nutrient stocks in contrasting soils. Soil and Tillage Research 178, 209-223, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.12.019

Sarker, J.R., Singh, B.P., Cowie, A.L., Fang, Y., Collins, D., Dougherty, W.J., Singh, B.K. (2018). Carbon and nutrient mineralisation dynamics in aggregate-size classes from different tillage systems after input of canola and wheat residues. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 116, 22-38, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.09.030

Sarker, J.R., Singh, B.P., Dougherty, W.J., Fang, Y., Badgery, W., Hoyle, F.C., Dalal, R.C., Cowie, A.L. (2018). Impact of agricultural management practices on the nutrient supply potential of soil organic matter under long-term farming systems. Soil and Tillage Research 175, 71-81, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.08.005

Wang, B., Liu, D.L., O'Leary, G.J., Asseng, S., Macadam, I., Lines-Kelly, R., Yang, X., Clark, A., Crean, J., Sides, T., Xing, H., Mi, C., Yu, Q. (2018). Australian wheat production expected to decrease by the late 21st century. Global Change Biology 24, 2403–2415, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14034

Wang, B., Liu, D.L., Waters, C., Yu, Q. (2018). Quantifying sources of uncertainty in projected wheat yield changes under climate change in eastern Australia. Climatic Change 151, 259–273, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2306-z

Wang, B., Waters, C., Orgill, S., Cowie, A., Clark, A., Li Liu, D., Simpson, M., McGowen, I., Sides, T. (2018). Estimating soil organic carbon stocks using different modelling techniques in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Australia. Ecological Indicators 88, 425-438, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.01.049

Wang, B., Waters, C., Orgill, S., Gray, J., Cowie, A., Clark, A., Li Liu, D. (2018). High resolution mapping of soil organic carbon stocks using remote sensing variables in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Australia. Science of The Total Environment 630, 367-378, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.204

Weng, Z.H., Van Zwieten, L., Singh, B.P., Tavakkoli, E., Kimber, S., Morris, S., Macdonald, L.M., Cowie, A. (2018). The accumulation of rhizodeposits in organo-mineral fractions promoted biochar-induced negative priming of native soil organic carbon in Ferralsol. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 118, 91-96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.12.008

Wiedemann, S.G., Simmons, A., Watson, K.J., Biggs, L. (2018). Effect of methodological choice on the estimated impacts of wool production and the significance for LCA-based rating systems. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 1-8, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-018-1538-5

Ximenes, F.A., Cowie, A.L., Barlaz, M.A. (2018). The decay of engineered wood products and paper excavated from landfills in Australia. Waste Management 74, 312-322, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2017.11.035