Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Iain Hume

Dr Iain Hume

BSc (Hons) (Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK), PhD (ANU)

Dr Hume completed a BSc (Hons) from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK and then worked for the UK Ministry of Agriculture Farm Waste Unit conducting research and advising farmers on the appropriate management and use of organic farm waste.

Following emigration to Australia Dr Hume worked for the NSW Department of Agriculture (now NSW DPI) at Deniliquin concentrating on salinity issues, measuring and modelling the waterbalance of farming systems to optimise resource use with minimal environmental impact. Following PhD study of the remote sensing of forage growth at the Australian National University Dr Hume moved to the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute to continue his agricultural hydrology research.

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  • Leading the hydrology research component of NSW within the CRC for Future Farm Industries "Evergraze" project. (MLA, AWI and FFI CRC)
  • Farming system options and catchment salinity response (GRDC)

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  • Agricultural hydrology
  • Developing profitable farming systems that maintain or improve the natural resources
  • Ecosystem services from agriculture
  • Shelter belts within grazing systems

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Conyers MK, Hume IH , Summerell G, Slinger D, Mitchell M, Cawley R (In Press) The ionic composition of the streams of the mid Murrumbidgee River and its implications to manage downstream salinity by landuse change. Agricultural Water Management.

Nordblom T, Hume I , Bathgate A, Reynolds M (2006) Mathematical optimisation of drainage and economic land use for target water and salt yields. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 50 (3), 381-402.

Lefroy EC, Flugge F, Avery A, Hume I (2005) Potential of current perennial plant-based farming systems to deliver salinity management outcomes and improve prospects for native biodiversity: a review. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 45 (11), 1357-1367.

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