Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Jenifer Ticehurst

Dr Jenifer Ticehurst

Bsc, PhD

Jenifer's main research interest is the sustainability of Australia's agricultural systems. This relies upon sound knowledge and good communication. After completing a PhD in 2004 titled 'Hydrological analysis for the integration of tree belt plantations into Australian's agricultural systems', Jenifer has developed models that integrate social, economic and environmental factors for decision support in natural resource management. This has included developing Bayesian networks for the management of NSW coastal lakes, and the management of native vegetation in Victoria. Her work has a strong focus on the engagement and participation of clients and stakeholders.More recently she has focused on social research in rural areas studying the adoption of best land management practices such as fencing off waterways from livestock for water quality control and the adoption of water use efficient practices by irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Research

  • Identify Water Use Efficiency (WUE) gains at a farm and regional scale in the Campaspe case study area
  • Identify and investigate the feasibility of conjunctive use opportunities expected to increase agricultural production in the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Identify constraints to the use and trading of groundwater in the Campaspe case study area

Teaching

Jenifer is a supervisor for a PhD student

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  • Ticehurst JL and Curtis AL (2015) Can existing practices expected to lead to improved on-farm water use efficiency enable irrigators to effectively respond to reduced groundwater entitlements in the Murray Darling Basin?. Journal of Hydrology 528,613-620.
  • Ticehurst JL, Curtis AL, Merritt WS (2011) Using Bayesian Networks to complement conventional analyses to explore landholder management of native. Environmental Modelling and Software 26, 52-65.
  • Ticehurst JL (2008) Evolution of an Approach to Integrated Adaptive Management: Coastal Lake Assessment and Management (CLAM). Ocean and Coastal Management 51, 645-658.
  • Ticehurst JL, Letcher RA and Rissik D (2008) Integration modelling and decision support: a case study of the Coastal Lake Assessment and Management (CLAM) tool. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 78, 435-449.
  • Ticehurst JL Cresswell HP, McKenzie NJ and Glover MR (2007) Interpreting soil and topographic properties to conceptualise hillslope hydrology. Geoderma 137, 279-292.
  • Ticehurst JL, Newham LHT, Rissik D, Letcher RA and Jakeman AJ (2007) A Bayesian network approach for assessing the sustainability of coastal lakes. Environmental Modelling and Software 22, 1129-1139.
  • Ticehurst JL, Cresswell HP, Jakeman AJ (2003) Using a physically based model to conduct sensitivity analysis of subsurface lateral flow in south-east Australia. Environmental Modelling and Software 18, 729-740.

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