Dr Andrew Ash.

Dr Andrew Ash, leads the Rangelands and Savannas program at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.

Dr Andrew Ash: managing tropical landscapes for production and sustainability

With a background in tropical livestock systems and climate adaptation, Andrew Ash aims to analyse and understand climatic and management drivers in tropical landscapes to achieve desirable economic and environmental outcomes for rural communities.

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History

Overview

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ASH, A.J., PRINSEN, J.H., MYLES, D.J. and HENDRICKSEN, R.E. (1982). Short‑term effects of burning native pasture in spring on herbage and animal production in south‑east Queensland. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 14:377‑380.

HENDRICKSEN, R.E., RICKERT, K.G., ASH, A.J. and McKEON, G.M. (1982). Simulation of production variability from native pastures in south-eastern Queensland. Beef production model. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 14:204-208.

McKEON, G.M., RICKERT, K.G., ASH, A.J., COOKSLEY, D. and SCATTINI, W.J. (1982). Simulation of production variability from native pastures in south‑east Queensland. Pasture production model. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 14:201‑204.

McKEON, G.M., RICKERT, K.G. and ASH, A.J. (1982). Simulation of production variability from native pastures in south‑east Queensland. Simulation studies. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 14:208‑210.

ROBBINS, G.B., LAING, A.R., BUSHELL, J.J. and ASH, A.J. (1982). Effect of selling system for store steers on liveweight and subsequent performance in a feedlot. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 14:381‑384.

ASH, A.J. and NORTON, B.W. (1984). The effect of protein and energy intake on cashmere and body growth of Australian cashmere goats. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 15:247‑250.

NORTON, B.W. and ASH, A.J. (1985). Recent advances in goat nutrition in Australia. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia 1985, (Ed. R.B. Cumming), Paper No. 37. The University of New England Publishing Unit: Armidale, N.S.W.

ASH, A.J. and NORTON, B.W. (1987). Effect of DL‑methionine supplementation on fleece growth by Australian cashmere goats. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 109:197‑199.

ASH, A.J. and NORTON, B.W. (1987). Studies with the Australian cashmere goat. I. Growth and digestion in male and female goats given pelleted diets varying in protein content and energy level. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 38:957‑969.

ASH, A.J. and NORTON, B.W. (1987). Studies with the Australian cashmere goat. II. Effects of dietary protein concentration and feeding level on body composition of male and female goats. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 38:971‑982.

ASH, A.J. and NORTON, B.W. (1987). Productivity of Australian cashmere goats grazing Pangola grass pastures and supplemented with untreated and formaldehyde‑treated protein meals. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 27:779‑784.

ELLIOTT, R., ASH, A.J., CALDERON‑CORTES, F., NORTON, B.W. and BAUCHOP, T. (1987). The influence of anaerobic fungi on rumen volatile fatty acid concentrations in vivo. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 109:13‑17.

HOLST, P.J., ALLAN, C.J., PERVEZ, M. and ASH, A.J. (1988). Goat liveweight and its effect on skin area, primary follicle density and leather grain appearance. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists 73:13-16.

McMENIMAN, N.P., ELLIOTT, R. and ASH, A.J. (1988). Supplementation of rice straw with crop by‑products. I. Legume straw supplementation. Animal Feed Science and Technology 19:43‑53.

ASH, A.J. (1990). The effect of supplementation with leaves from the leguminous trees Sesbania grandiflora, Albizia chinensis and Gliricidia sepium on the intake and digestibility of guinea grass hay by goats. Animal Feed Science and Technology 28:225-232.

ASH, A.J. and ELLIOTT, R. (1991). Tropical crop and crop by-product additives can improve the quality of taro leaf (Colocasia esculenta) silage. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 117:233-239.

ASH, A.J., PETAIA, L., and AKO, H. (1992). Nutritional value of Sesbania grandiflora leaves for monogastrics and ruminants. Tropical Agriculture 69:223-228.

ASH, A.J., SOLOMONA, L., and WAROKA, W. (1992). Effectiveness of low-cost concentrate supplements for goats in the Pacific. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture 1:.

ASH, A.J., McIVOR, J.G. and WINTER, W.H. (1992) Managing rangelands for production without degradation. In: Conservation and development issues in Northern  Australia, eds. I. Moffatt and A. Webb. North Australia Research Unit, Darwin, pp. 170-180.

ASH, A.J. and SCHLINK, A.C. (1992) Comparative digestive efficiency of cattle and sheep consuming tropical forages and its significance in predicting digestibility from  in vitro techniques. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 19:331-334.

ASH, A.J. and McIVOR, J.G. (1992). Towards a better understanding of the relationships between stocking rate, rangeland condition and animal production. North West Australia Pastoral Conference, Katherine, NT, pp. 132-136.

ASH, A.J., McIVOR, J.G. and BROWN, J.R. (1993). Land condition and overgrazing: a management paradox for the savannas of northern Australia. Proceedings of the XVII International Grasslands Congress, Palmerston North, NZ, pp. 1930-31.

BROWN, J.R., McIVOR, J.G. and ASH, A.J. (1993). Managing woody weeds in grazed ecosystems: applications for the tropical woodlands of northeastern Australia. Proceedings of the XVII International Grasslands Congress, Palmerston North, NZ, pp. 1911-12.

COATES, D.B., ASH, A.J. and McLEAN, R.W. (1993). Diet selection, diet quality, dry matter intake and growth rate of cattle grazing tropical grass-legume pasture. Proceedings of the XVII International Grasslands Congress, Palmerston North, NZ, pp. 720-722. 

ASH, A.J., BELLAMY, J.A. and STOCKWELL, T.G.H. (1994). Application of state-and-transition models to rangelands in northern Australia. Tropical Grasslands 28: 223-228.

GARDENER, C.J. THE LATE and ASH, A.J. (1994). Diet selection in six Stylosanthes-grass pastures and its implications for pasture stability. Tropical Grasslands 28:109-119.

McIVOR, J.G., BROWN, J.R. and ASH, A.J. (1994). Tropical savanna land use and management. What role for science? Land Use Policy 11:4-7.

McIVOR, J.G., ASH, A.J., MOTT, J.J. and andREW, M.H. (1994) Ecology of grazed tropical tallgrass rangelands in northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the Australian Rangeland Society 8th Biennial Conference, Katherine, Northern Territory, June 21-23, 1994, pp.115-24. Organising Committee, Katherine.

STOCKWELL, T.G.H., andISON, R.T., ASH, A.J., BELLAMY, J.A. and DYER, R.M. (1994). Development of state and transition models for pastoral management of the Golden Beard grass and Limestone grass pasture lands of NW Australia. Tropical Grasslands 28: 260-265.

ASH, A.J. and McIVOR, J.G. (1995). Land condition in the tropical tallgrass pasture lands. 2. Effects on herbage quality and nutrient uptake. The Rangeland Journal 17: 86-98.

ASH, A.J., McIVOR, J.G., CORFIELD, J.P. and WINTER, W.H. (1995). How land condition alters plant-animal relationships in Australia's tropical rangelands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 56:77-92.

ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (1995). How recommendations from point-based forage production and stocking rate models can lead to resource degradation in Australia’s rangelands. 1995 World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, pp. 78.

McIVOR, J.G., ASH, A.J. and COOK, G.D. (1995). Land condition in the tropical tallgrass pasture lands. 1. Effects on herbage production. The Rangeland Journal 17: 69-85.

STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. and ASH, A.J. (1995). Paradigms at their limits in rangelands; what can we learn? 1995 World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, pp. 42.

ASH, A.J., BROWN, J.R., GRICE, A.C. and McIVOR, J.G. (1996). Herbaceous change in Australia's tropical woodlands: landscape processes. In: Rangelands in a Sustainable Biosphere (Ed. N.E. West) pp. 17-18.  Society for Range Management, Denver.

ASH, A.J., HOWDEN, S.M. and McIVOR, J.G. (1996). Improved rangeland management and its implications for carbon sequestration.  In: Rangelands in a Sustainable Biosphere (Ed. N.E. West) pp. 19-20. Society for Range Management, Denver.

ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (1996). Evaluating stocking rate impacts in rangelands:

nbsp;   animals don’t practice what we preach. The Rangeland Journal 18:216-243.

ASH, A.J. (Ed) (1996). The  Future of Tropical Savannas: An Australian Perspective. CSIRO, Melbourne, 178pp.          

ASH, A.J., BROWN, J.R. and COWAN, D.C. (1996). Transitions between vegetation states in tropical tallgrass: falling over cliffs and slowly climbing back. In: Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Australian Rangeland Conference (Eds. L.P. Hunt and R. Sinclair) pp. 219-220. Australian Rangeland Society, Port Augusta.

ASH, A.J. and BROWN, J.R. (1996). Grazing and the tropical savannas of northern Australia. Proceedings of a workshop on Land Management research for the Army’s Townsville Field Training Area (TFTA). Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation Occasional Paper Series, pp. 35a-35d. Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Canberra.

BELLAMY, J.A., LOWES, D., ASH, A.J., McIVOR, J.G. and MACLEOD, N.D. (1996). A decision support approach to grazing management for spatially heterogeneous rangeland paddocks:  an application in the tropical savanna woodlands. The Rangeland Journal 18:370-391.

BROWN, J.R., GRICE, A.C., McIVOR, J.G. and ASH, A.J (1996). Herbaceous change in Australia's tropical woodlands: management implications. In: Rangelands in a Sustainable Biosphere (Ed. N.E. West) pp. 70-71. Society for Range Management, Denver.

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BROWN, J.R. and ASH, A.J. (1996). Managing resources: Moving from sustainable yield to sustainability in tropical rangelands. Tropical Grasslands 30:47-57. 

BROWN, J.R. and ASH, A.J. (1996). The ecological basis for public concern about sustainability in grazed rangelands. Animal Production in Australia  21:63-64.

GRICE, A.C., McIVOR, J.G., ASH, A.J. and BROWN, J.R. (1996). Herbaceous change in Australia's tropical woodlands: plant processes. In: Rangelands in a Sustainable Biosphere (Ed. N.E. West) pp. 187-188. Society for Range Management, Denver.

HOULISTON, F.J., ASH, A.J. and MOTT, J.J. (1996). The influence of patches on the intake and grazing behaviour of cattle in tropical rangelands. In: Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Australian Rangeland Conference (Eds. L.P. Hunt and R. Sinclair) pp. 95-96. Australian Rangeland Society, Port Augusta.

McKEON, G.M., STAFFORD SMITH, M., ASH, A.J., BURROWS, W.H., CLEWETT, J.F., REBGETZ, R., SCANLAN, J.C. and SILBURN, M. (1996). Simulation of grazing strategies for beef production in north-eastern Queensland. DroughtPlan Working Paper No. 8, Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.

McKEON, G.M., CARTER, J.O., STAFFORD SMITH, M., ASH, A.J., PITTOCK, A.B. and HOWDEN, S.M. (1996). Evaluating impacts of climate change on Queensland’s grazing lands. In: Climate Impacts Assessment Workshop abstracts: development and application of climate change scenarios (Eds. K.J. Hennessy and A.B. Pittock) pp. 59-60. CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Victoria.

STAFFORD SMITH, M., McKEON, G., ASH, A., BUXTON, R. and BREEN, J. (1996). Evaluating the use of SOI forecasts in north Queenslandusing the Herd-Econ/GRASP linked model. DroughtPlan Working Paper No. 9/LUCNA Working Paper No. 1. CSIRO Alice Springs.

McIVOR, J.G., ASH, A.J., BROWN, J.R. and GRICE, A.C. (1996). Herbaceous change in Australia's tropical woodlands: community processes. In: Rangelands in a Sustainable Biosphere (Ed. N.E. West) pp. 356-357. Society for Range Management, Denver.

BROWN, J.R. and ASH, A.J. (1996). The ecological basis for public concern about sustainability in grazed rangelands. Animal Production in Australia 21: 63-64.

QUIRK, M.F., ASH, A.J. and McKILLOP, G. (1996). Dalrymple Shire, Qld. Case study – the present. In: Sustainable Habitation in the Rangelands - Proceedings of the Fenner Conference on the Environment (Eds. Nick Abel and Sarah Ryan), pp. 71-83. CSIRO, Canberra.

ASH, A.J., McIVOR, J.G., MOTT, J.J. and andREW, M.H. (1997). Building grass castles: integrating ecology and management of Australia’s tropical tallgrass rangelands. The Rangeland Journal 19: 123-144.

ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (1997).  Achieving sustainable grazing management in Australia’s rangelands – realistic goal or utopian dream. In: Improved adoption of information for sustainable land management: Proceedings of a workshop, Brisbane, January 1997, pp. 13-14. CSIRO Tropical Agriculture, Brisbane.

HOWDEN, S.M., MCKEON, G.M., WALKER, L., CARTER, J.O., CONROY, J.P., DAY, K.A., HALL, W.B., ASH, A.J., and GHANNOUM, O.  (1997). Integrating global change impacts on native pastures in the Burnett region of Queensland. In: Modsim 97 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings (Eds. D.A. McDonald and I. McAleer), pp. 123-130. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia, Canberra.

STAFFORD SMITH, D.M., MORTON, S.R. and ASH, A.J. (1997). On the future of pastoralism in Australia’s rangelands. In: Frontiers in Ecology: Building the Links (Eds. Nicholas Klomp and Ian Lunt), pp. 7-16. Elsevier Science, Oxford. 

ASH, A.J. and McIVOR, J.G. (1998). Forage quality and feed intake responses to oversowing, tree killing and stocking rate in open eucalypt woodlands of north-east Queensland. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 131: 211-219. 

ASH, A.J. and McIVOR, J.G. (1998). How season of grazing and herbivore selectivity influence monsoon tallgrass communities of northern Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 9: 123-132.

ASH, A.J. and CORFIELD, J.P. (1998). Influence of land condition on plant selection patterns by cattle: its implications for vegetation change in a monsoon tallgrass rangeland. Tropical Grasslands 32: 178-187.

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JACKSON, J. and ASH, A.J. (1998). Tree-grass relationships in open eucalypt woodlands of north eastern Australia: influence of trees on pasture productivity, forage quality and species distribution. Agroforestry Systems 40: 159-176.

LandSBERG, R.G., ASH, A.J., SHEPHERD, R.K. and McKEON, G.M. (1998). Learning from history to survive in the future: management evolution on Trafalgar Station, north-east Queensland. The Rangeland Journal 20: 104-118.

WALKER, L., ASH, A. and BROWN, J. (1998). Effects of elevated CO2 and and defoliation on forage quality of C4 grasses, Heteropogon contortus and Themeda triandra. In: The Earth’s Changing Land: GCTE-LUCC Open Science Conference on Global Change (Eds. GCTE and LUCC) pp. 143. Institut Cartografic de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

WALKER, L., ASH, A. and BROWN, J. (1998). Biomass production in two species of C4 grasses exposed to ambient and elevated levels of CO2. In: The Earth’s Changing Land: GCTE-LUCC Open Science Conference on Global Change (Eds. GCTE and LUCC) pp. 143. Institut Cartografic de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

ASH, A.J., CORFIELD, J.P. and BROWN, J.R. (1999) Patterns and processes in loss and recovery of perennial grasses in grazed woodlands of semi-arid tropical Australia.  In:  People and Rangelands, Building the Future:  Proceedings of the 6th International Rangeland Congress, 19-23 July 1999, Townsville, Qld.  (Eds D. Eldridge and D. Freudenberger), Vol. 1, pp.229-30.  (6th International Rangeland Congress Inc.:  Aitkenvale, Qld)

BARTON, A., MCIVOR, J.G., ASH, A.J., BROWN, J.R., CAMPBELL, N.A. and ROTH, C. (1999) Developing ecologically sustainable management of military training areas in tropical rangelands.  In:  People and Rangelands, Building the Future:  Proceedings of the 6th International Rangeland Congress, 19-23 July 1999, Townsville, Qld.  (Eds D. Eldridge and D. Freudenberger), Vol. 2, pp.1032-33.  (6th International Rangeland Congress Inc.:  Aitkenvale, Qld)

BASTIN, G., ASH, A.J., CORFIELD, J.P. and ABBOTT, B.N. (1999) Monitoring tropical tallgrass rangelands with aerial videography.  In:  People and Rangelands, Building the Future:  Proceedings of the 6th International Rangeland Congress, 19-23 July 1999, Townsville, Qld.  (Eds D. Eldridge and D. Freudenberger), Vol. 1, pp.473-74.  (6th International Rangeland Congress Inc.:  Aitkenvale, Qld)

CAMPBELL, B.D., STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. and ASH, A.J. (1999) A rule-based model for the functional analysis of vegetation change in Australasian grasslands.  Journal of Vegetation Science, 10, 723-30.

HOWDEN, S.M., MCKEON, G.M., WALKER, L., CARTER, J.O., CONROY, J.P., DAY, K.A., HALL, W.B., ASH, A.J., and GHANNOUM, O. (1999).  Global change impacts on native pastures in south-east Queensland, Australia, Environmental Modelling & Software 14: 307-316.

ROTH,C. ALDRICK,J., ASH, A., HOOK, R., NOVELLY, P., ORR, D., QUIRK, M. and SALLAWY, M. (1999). Catchment management, water quality and nutrient flows as they relate to the northern beef industry: scoping study to identify appropriate catchments for NAP3-funded research. North Australia Program Occasional Publication No. 4, Meat and Livestock Australia, Sydney, 183pp.

WALKER, L.P., ASH, A.J. and BROWN, J.R. (1999) Response of C4 perennial pasture grasses to elevated CO2 and clipping.  In:  People and Rangelands, Building the Future:  Proceedings of the 6th International Rangeland Congress, 19-23 July 1999, Townsville, Qld.  (Eds D. Eldridge and D. Freudenberger), Vol. 1, pp.262-63.  (6th International Rangeland Congress Inc.:  Aitkenvale, Qld).

ASH, A.J., O’REAGAIN, P., McKEON, G. and STAFFORD SMITH, M. (2000). Managing climate variability in grazing eneterprises: A case study for Dalrymple Shire, north-eastern Australia. In: Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems (Eds G.L. Hammer, N. Nicholls and C. Mitchell), pp.253-270. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

McKEON, G., ASH, A., HALL, W. and STAFFORD SMITH, M. (2000). Simulation of grazing strategies for beef production in north-east Queensland. In: Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems (Eds G.L. Hammer, N. Nicholls and C. Mitchell), pp.227-252. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

STAFFORD SMITH, M., BUXTON, R. McKEON, G. and ASH, A. (2000). Seasonal climate forecasting and the management of rangelands: Do production benefits translate into enterprise profits? In: Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems (Eds G.L. Hammer, N. Nicholls and C. Mitchell), pp.272-290. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

STAFFORD SMITH, M. MORTON, S. and ASH, A. (2000). Toward’s Sustainable Pastoralism in Australia’s Rangelands. Australian Journal of Environmental Management 7: 190-203.

JACKSON, J. and ASH, A.J. (2001). The role of trees in enhancing soil nutrient availability for native perennial grasses in open eucalypt woodlands of north-east Queensland. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 52: 377-386.

McINTOSH, P.C., ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (2001). From Oceans to Farms – the agricultural potential of ocean-based forecasts. Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart.

WOINARSKI, J.C.Z. and ASH, A.J. (2002). Responses of vertebrates to pastoralism, military land use and landscape position in a tropical savanna near Townsville, northern Australia. Austral Ecology 27: 311-323.

WOINARSKI, J.C.Z., andERSEN, A.N., CHURCHILL, T. and ASH, A.J. (2002). Response of ant and terrestrial spider assembalges to pastoral and military land use, and to landscape position, in a tropical savanna woodland in northern Australia. Austral Ecology 27: 324-333.

ASH, A.J., STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. and ABEL, N.O.J. (2002). Land degradation and secondary production in semi-arid and arid grazing systems: what is the evidence? In: An Integrated Assessment of the Ecological, Meteorological and Human Dimensions of Global Desertification (Eds M. Stafford Smith and J. Reynolds), pp. 111-134. Dahlem Press, Berlin.

ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (2002). Issues challenging rangelands Down Under.  Rangelands 24: 28-30.

FERNandEZ, R.J., ARCHER, E.R.M., ASH, A.J., DOWLATABADI, H., HIERNAUX, P.H.Y., REYNOLDS, J.F., VOGEL, C.H., WALKER, B.H. and WIEGand, T. (2002). Degradation and recovery in socio-ecological systems. In: An Integrated Assessment of the Ecological, Meteorological and Human Dimensions of Global Desertification (Eds M. Stafford Smith and J. Reynolds), pp. 297-323. Dahlem Press, Berlin.

ASH, A.J. and STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. (2002). Pastoralism in tropical rangelands: seizing the opportunity to change. In: Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Australian Rangeland Conference (Eds. Sarah Nicholson and David Wilcox) pp. 31-38. Australian Rangeland Society, Port Augusta.

ASH, A.J., CORFIELD, J.P. and KSIKSI, T. (2002). The Ecograze Project: Developing Guidelines to Better manage Grazing Country. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville, 44pp.

ASH, A.J. MCIVOR, J.G. ROTH, C.H. and PRICE, P. (2003). Ecological sustainability of military training areas in Australia’s tropical savannas. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 10: 16-24.

ASH, A.. and STAFFORD SMITH, M. (2003). Pastoralism in tropical rangelands: seizing the opportunity to change. The Rangeland Journal  25: 113-127.

ASH, A.J., STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. and GROSS, J.E. (2003). Scale, heterogeneity and secondary production in tropical rangelands. In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangelands Congress (Eds. N. Allsopp, A.R. Palmer, S.J. Milton, K.P. Kirkman, G.I.H. Kerley, C.R. Hurt, & C.J. Brown) pp. 569-579.  Document Transformation Technologies, Durban, South Africa. 

HOWDEN, S.M., STOKES, C., MACLEOD, N.D. and ASH, A.J. (2003). Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions from a tropical rangeland in Australia. In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangelands Congress (Eds. N. Allsopp, A.R. Palmer, S.J. Milton, K.P. Kirkman, G.I.H. Kerley, C.R. Hurt, & C.J. Brown) pp. 1080-1082.  Document Transformation Technologies, Durban, South Africa.

O’REAGAIN, P., MCKEON, G., DAY, K. and ASH, A. (2003). Managing for temporal variability in extensive rangelands – a north Australian perspective.  In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangelands Congress (Eds. N. Allsopp, A.R. Palmer, S.J. Milton, K.P. Kirkman, G.I.H. Kerley, C.R. Hurt, & C.J. Brown) pp. 799-809.  Document Transformation Technologies, Durban, South Africa. 

STOKES, C., ASH, A.J. and HOLTUM, J.A.M. (2003). OZFACE: Australian savannas free air carbon dioxide enrichment facility. In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangelands Congress (Eds. N. Allsopp, A.R. Palmer, S.J. Milton, K.P. Kirkman, G.I.H. Kerley, C.R. Hurt, & C.J. Brown) pp. 1097-1099.  Document Transformation Technologies, Durban, South Africa. 

ASH, A.J., STAFFORD SMITH, D.M. and GROSS, J.E. (2004) Scale, heterogeneity and secondary production in tropical rangelands. African Journal of Range and Forage Science (in press).

MACLEOD, N.D., ASH, A.J. and MCIVOR, J.G. (2004). An economic assessment of the impact of grazing land condition on livestock performance in tropical woodlands. The Rangeland Journal 26: 49-71.

CRIMP, S.J., BALSTON, J. and ASH, A. (2004). Climate change in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region: scope and focus for an integrated assessment. Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra, 100pp.

HOWDEN, S.M., CRIMP, S.. and ASH, A.J. (2004). Australian rangelands: managing the risks of climate change. In: Living in the Outback:  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Eds. Bastin, G.N., Walsh, D. and Nicolson, S) pp. 32-38. Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs.

STOKES, C.J., ASH, A.J. and MCALLISTER, R.R.J. (2004). Fragmentation of Australia’s rangelands: risks and trade-offs for land management. In: Living in the Outback:  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Eds. Bastin, G.N., Walsh, D. and Nicolson, S) pp. 39-48. Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs.

ASH, A.J. (2004). Dynamics of the grass layer. In: Healthy Rangelands: Principles for Sustainable Systems – Focus on Australia’s Burdekin Rangelands (Eds. M. McCulloch and B. Musso), pp. 69-95. Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin.

QUIRK, M.F., ASH. A.J. and HOLMES, W. (2004). Cattle production systems. In: Healthy Rangelands: Principles for Sustainable Systems – Focus on Australia’s Burdekin Rangelands (Eds. M. McCulloch and B. Musso), pp. 11-22. Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin.

HOWDEN, S.M., CRIMP, S.. and ASH, A.J. (2004). Australian rangelands: managing the risks of climate change. In: Living in the Outback:  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Eds. Bastin, G.N., Walsh, D. and Nicolson, S) pp. 32-38. Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs.

STOKES, C.J., ASH, A.J. and MCALLISTER, R.R.J. (2004). Fragmentation of Australia’s rangelands: risks and trade-offs for land management. In: Living in the Outback:  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Eds. Bastin, G.N., Walsh, D. and Nicolson, S) pp. 39-48. Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs.

ASH, A.J. (2004). Dynamics of the grass layer. In: Healthy Rangelands: Principles for Sustainable Systems – Focus on Australia’s Burdekin Rangelands (Eds. M. McCulloch and B. Musso), pp. 69-95. Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin.

QUIRK, M.F., ASH. A.J. and HOLMES, W. (2004). Cattle production systems. In: Healthy Rangelands: Principles for Sustainable Systems – Focus on Australia’s Burdekin Rangelands (Eds. M. McCulloch and B. Musso), pp. 11-22. Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin.

ASH, A. J., McDONALD C. K., LIEDLOFF A. C., CARTER J. O., HOWDEN S. M., LUDWIG J. A., McIVOR J. G., McKEON G. M., and STAFFORD SMITH M. 2004.  Natural Resource Models in the Rangelands : A Review Undertaken for the National Land And Water Resources Audit. Brisbane: CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Desert Knowledge CRC, Queensland Government Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

McDONALD, C.K., MACLEOD, N.D., LISSON, S., ASH, A.J., PENGELLY, B.C., BRENNAN, L., CORFIELD, J.P.,  WIRAJASWADI, L., PANJAITAN, T., SAENONG, S., SUTARYONO, Y., PADJUNG , R., RAHMAN, R. and BAHAR, S. (2004)  Improving Bali cattle production in mixed crop-livestock systems in eastern Indonesia using an integrated modelling approach. In: New Dimensions and Challenges for Sustainable Livestock Farming, H.K.Wong et al. (eds.). Proceedings of the 11th Animal Science Congress, Kuala Lumpur, 2004. Vol. II, pp.116-119.

McDONALD, C.K., LISSON, S., MACLEOD, N.D., RAHMAN, R., WIRAJASWADI, L., PANJAITAN, T., SUTARYONO, Y., PADJUNG, R., SAENONG, S., BAHAR, S., CORFIELD, J., ASH, A.J., PENGELLY, B. and BRENNAN, L. (2004). A whole-farm system approach to enhancing Bali cattle production in the mixed crop/livestock systems of eastern Indonesia. Proceedings Seminar Nasional Pemberdayaan Petani Miskin di Lahan Marginal Melalui Inovasi Teknologi Tepat Guna, Mataram 2004. pp1-8.

LISSON S, MACLEOD N.D., McDONALD C.K., ASH A.J., PENGELLY B, BRENNAN L,  GROSS J, CORFIELD J, SAENONG S, PANJAITAN T, PADJUNG R , WIRAJASWADI L, SUTARYONO Y, RAHMAN R,  BAHAR S (2004). An integrated modelling approach to enhance Bali cattle production in the mixed crop/livestock systems of Indonesia. Proceedings for the 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 26 September - 1 October 2004.

ASH, A.J. and McIVOR, J.G. (2005). Constraints to pastoral systems in semi-arid and arid landscapes. In: Pastoral Systems in Marginal Environments (Ed. J. A. Milne). Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 15-27.

McDONALD, C.K. and ASH, A.J. (2005) Challenges in modelling live-weight change in grazed pastures in the Australian sub-tropics. Proceedings of a satellite workshop of the XXth International Grasslands Congress, Glasgow, 2005, p.166.

MACLEOD, N.D, ASH, A.J. and McIVOR J.G. (2005) Stocking rate theory and profit drivers in north Australian rangeland grazing enterprises. In: Pastoral Systems in Marginal Environments (Ed. J.A. Milne). Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, p. 177.

McINTOSH, P., ASH, A. and STAFFORD SMITH, M. (2005). From oceans to farms: using sea-surface temperatures in agricultural management. Journal of Climate 18: 4287-4302.

STOKES, C.J., ASH, A., TIBBETT, M. and HOLTUM, J. (2005). OzFACE: the Australian Savanna Free Air CO2 Enrichment facility and its relevance to carbon cycling issues in a tropical savanna. Australian Journal of Botany 53: 677-687.

NORTHUP, B.K., BROWN, J.R., and ASH, A.J. (2005). Grazing impacts on spatial distribution of soil and herbaceous characteristics in an Australian tropical woodland. Agroforestry Systems  65: 137-150.

KSIKSI, T, ASH, A, and CORFIELD, J. (2005). Assessing a Simple Technique to Predict Forage Selection by Cattle Grazing Northern Queensland Rangelands.  Arid Land Research and Management 19 (4): 363-372.

STOKES, C.J., McALLISTER, R.R.J and ASH, A.J. (2006). Fragmentation of Australian rangelands : processes, benefits and risks of changing patterns of land use. Rangeland Journal 28: 83-96.

STOKES, C. and ASH, A. (2006). Impacts of Climate Change on Marginal Tropical Animal Production Systems. In: Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (Eds. P. Newton, A. Carran, G. Edwards) pp. 181-188. Taylor and Francis, Florida. 

ASH, A., HUNT, L., PETTY, S., COWLEY, R., FISHER, A., MACDONALD, N., and STOKES, C. (2006) Intensification of pastoral lands in northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Ed. Erkelenz, P.) pp. 43-46. Australian Rangeland Society, Renmark. 

FISHER, A., LOW CHOY, J., MILNE, D., ASH, A., COWLEY, R., HUNT, L., MACDONALD, N., and PETTY, S. (2006). Maintaining biodiversity values under pastoral intensification in the Australian tropical savannas. In: Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Ed. Erkelenz, P.) pp. 142-145. Australian Rangeland Society, Renmark. 

HUNT, L. P., PETTY, S., COWLEY, R., FISHER, A., MACDONALD, N., and ASH, A. (2006). Options for improving grazing distribution in savanna rangelands. In: Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Ed. Erkelenz, P.) pp. 225-228. Australian Rangeland Society, Renmark. 

PETTY, S., ASH, A., FISHER, A., HUNT, L. P., MACDONALD, N., POPPI, D., and WHITE, I. A. (2006). Grazing strategies for tomorrow - the Pigeon Hole project. In: Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference (Ed. Erkelenz, P.) pp. 326-328. Australian Rangeland Society, Renmark. 

HUNT, LEIGH P.; PETTY, S.; COWLEY, R. A.; FISHER, A.; ASH, and MACDONALD, N. (2006). Monitoring cattle movement in northern Australia using GPS: implications for research and management arising from some preliminary results. In: Proceedings of the Spatial Grazing Behaviour Workshop, CSIRO Livestock Industries, J.M. Rendel Laboratory, Rockhampton, June 2006. Rockhampton: CSIRO Livestock Industries; 21-34. 

ASH, A., McINTOSH, P. CULLEN, B. CARBERRY, P. and STAFFORD SMITH, M. (2007). Constraints and opportunities in applying seasonal climate forecasts in rural industries. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58: 952–965.

HUNT, L. P., PETTY, S., COWLEY, R., FISHER, A, ASH, A. J., MACDONALD, N. (2007). Factors affecting the management of cattle grazing distribution in northern Australia: preliminary observations on the effect of paddock size and water points. The Rangeland Journal 29(2): 169–179.

BRISKE, D. D., DERNER, J. D., BROWN,  J. R., FUHLENDORF, S. D., TEAGUE, W. R., HAVSTAD,  K. M., GILLEN, R. L., ASH, A. J. and WILIAMS, W. D. (2008) Rotational Grazing on Rangelands: Reconciliation of Perception and Experimental Evidence. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:3–17.

HOBBS, N. THOMPSON; GALVIN, KATHLEEN A.; STOKES, CHRIS J.; LACKETT, JILL M.; ASH, ANDREW J. (2008). Fragmentation of rangelands: Implications for humans, animals, and landscapes. Global Environmental Change 18: 776-785.   

Hunt, L., Petty, S., Cowley, R., Fisher, A., Ash, A., and MacDonald, N. (2008).  Effectiveness of infrastructure developments in achieving uniform grazing distribution on extensive cattle properties in northern Australia. In: Multifunctional grasslands in a changing world : XXI International Grassland Congress, VIII International Rangeland Congress Vol. 1. Guangdong People’s Publishing House, Guangzhou.

Marshall, N., Ash, A., Gordon, I.J., and McDonald, C.K. (2008). Socio-ecological influences on grazier uptake of seasonal climate forecasts on the rangelands in Australia. In: Multifunctional grasslands in a changing world : XXI International Grassland Congress, VIII International Rangeland Congress Vol. 1., p. 894. Guangdong People’s Publishing House, Guangzhou.

STOKES, C.J.,  McALLISTER, R.J.,  ASH, A.J. and GROSS, J.E. (2008). Changing patterns of land use and tenure in the Dalrymple Shire, Australia. In: Fragmentation in Semi-arid and Arid Landscapes:Consequences for Human and Natural Systems (Eds. Kathleen A. Galvin, Robin Reid, Roy H. Behnke and N. Thompson Hobbs). Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. PP 93-112

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STOKES, C.J., ASH, A.J., HOWDEN, S.M. (2008). Climate change impacts on Australia’s rangelands. Rangelands 30:40-45.

STOKES, C.J., ASH, A.J., HOLTUM, J.A.M. and WOODROW, I. (2008). Savannas face the future: windows into a future CO2-rich world. In: Orr DM, editor. Proceedings of the 15th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference: ' A climate of change in the rangelands'. Charters Towers: Australian Rangeland Society.

COOK, G.D., WILLIAMS, R.J., STOKES, C., HUTLEY, L.B., ASH, A.J. and RICHARDS, A. (2009) Managing carbon sources and sinks in Australia’s rangelands and tropical savannas. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63:137-146.

STOKES, C.J., HOWDEN, S.M. and ASH, A.J. (2009). Adapting livestock production systems to climate change. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 2009 (Eds. P.C. Garnsworthy and J. Wiseman). Nottingham University Press.

ASH, A.J., STOKES, C.J., and HOWDEN, S.M. (2010). Looking Forward. In: Adapting agriculture to climate change: Preparing Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries for the future (Eds. Chris Stokes and Mark Howden). CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne. pp 269-274.

STOKES, C.J., CRIMP, S., GIFFORD, R., ASH, A.J. and HOWDEN, S.M. (2010). Broadacre Grazing. In: Adapting agriculture to climate change: Preparing Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries for the future (Eds. Chris Stokes and Mark Howden). CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne. pp. 153-170.

LISSON, S., MACLEOD, N., MCDONALD, C., CORFIELD, J., PENGELLY, B., WIRAJASWADI, L., RAHMAN, R., BAHAR, S., PADJUNG, R., RAZAK, N., PUSPADI, K., DAHLANUDDIN, SUTARYONO, Y., SAENONG, S., PANJAITAN, T., HADIAWATI, L., ASH, A., AND BRENNAN, L. (2010). A participatory, farming systems approach to improving Bali cattle production in the smallholder crop–livestock systems of Eastern Indonesia. Agricultural Systems 103: 486-497

TOUTAIN, B., ICKOWICZ, A., DUTILLY-DIANE, C., REID, R.S., TAMSIR DIOP, A., KUMAR TANEJA, V., GIBON, A., GENIN, D., IBRAHIM, M., BEHNKE, R. and ASH, A.J. (2010). Impacts of Extensive Livestock Systems on Terrestrial Ecosystems. In: Livestock in a Changing Landscape. (Eds. Henning Steinfeld, Harold A. Mooney, Fritz Schneider and Laurie E. Neville). Island Press: Washington DC. pp 165-196.

CRIMP, S.J., STOKES, C. J., HOWDEN, S. M., MOORE, A. D., JACOBS, B., BROWN, P. R., ASH, A.J., KOKIC, P. and LEITH, P. (2010) Managing Murray–Darling Basin livestock systems in a variable and changing climate: challenges and opportunities. The Rangeland Journal 32 (3): 293-304.

ASH, A.J., CORFIELD, J.P., MCIVOR, J.G., KSIKSI, T.S. (2011) Grazing management in tropical savannas: utilization and rest strategies to manipulate rangeland condition. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64: 223-239.

STOKES, C., ASH, A., SCANLAN, J. And WEBB, N. (2011). Strategies for adapting to climate change. In: Northern Australia Beef Research Users Conference, Darwin, 3 - 4 August 2011, pp. 81-86. North Australia Beef Research Council.

ASH, A., THORNTON, P., STOKES, C., AND TOGTOHYN, C. (2012). Is proactive adaptation to climate change necessary in grazed rangelands? Rangeland Ecology and Management 65: 563-568.

HUNT, L., ASH, A., MCDONALD, C, SCANLAN, J., BELL, L., COWLEY, R., WATSON, I., MCIVOR, J., AND MACLEOD, N. (2012). Seeking sustainable productivity improvements in the northern beef industry. In: Proceedings of the 17th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference. 5 pages. (Australian Rangeland Society: Australia).

PETTY, S., HUNT, L., COWLEY, R., FISHER, A., WHITE, A., MACDONALD, N., PRYOR, M., ASH, A., MCCOSKER, K., MCIVOR, J., AND MACLEOD, N. (2012). Sustainable development of VRD grazing lands. In: Proceedings of the 17th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference. 5 pages. (Australian Rangeland Society: Australia).

Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Stafford Smith, M., Ash, A.J., Boulter, S.L., and Waschka, M. (2013). The past present and future of adaptation: setting the context and naming the challenges. In: Climate Adaptation Futures (Eds. J. Palutikof, S.L. Boulter, A.J. Ash, M. Stafford Smith, M. Parry, M. Waschka, and D. Guitart). Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex. pp. 3-30.

Ash, A.J. and Stafford Smith, M. (2013). Adaptation research: community, science or discipline? In: Climate Adaptation Futures (Eds. J. Palutikof, S.L. Boulter, A.J. Ash, M. Stafford Smith, M. Parry, M. Waschka, and D. Guitart). Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex. pp. 49-55.

McAllister, R.R.J., Smith, T.F., Lovelock, C.E., Low Choy, D., Ash, A.J., and McDonald, J. (2013). Adapting to climate change in South-East Queensland, Australia. Regional Environmental Change (in press).