Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Tamara Jackson

Dr Tamara Jackson

BAgr (CSU), BAppSci (Hons) (CSU), GradCertResMgmt (SCU), PhD (CSU)

Tamara has a background in water and energy trade-offs in the area of irrigated agriculture. She has undertaken applied research on these issues in the context of agriculture and food security both in Australia and overseas. She has postgraduate qualifications in applied hydrology and research management. Her PhD research explored water use efficiency, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission relationships for different irrigation systems. It also included stochastic modelling to quantify the potential water and energy consumption and carbon equivalent emissions resulting from changes to irrigation systems.

In 2009 Tamara was awarded the NPSI/IAL Travel Fellowship, which allowed her to visit Turkey, Israel, the UK and the USA to discuss current research on energy and water trade-offs in agriculture.

Tamara's current research interests include agricultural development, food security, water management and adaptation in the face of climate change. She is excited to be joining the Southern Laos Project, and looks forward to exploring these issues in a development context.

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Supporting the chief investigators to facilitate the ACIAR funded research project'Developing improved farming and marketing systems in rainfed regions of Southern Lao PDR'

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  • Agricultural development and food security
  • Water management
  • Water savings and energy consumption in irrigated agriculture
  • Adaptation in the face of climate change

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Jackson TM, Hanjra Munir A, Khan S & Hafeez MM (2011). Building a climate resilient farm: A risk based approach for understanding water, energy and emissions in irrigated agriculture, Agricultural Systems 104, 729 - 745.

Jackson TM, Khan S & Hafeez MM (2010). 'A comparative analysis of water application and energy consumption at the irrigated field level', Agricultural Water Management 97(10), 1477-1485.

Jackson TM, Khan S & Hafeez MM (2008). 'A framework for evaluating the consumption patterns and environmental impacts of irrigation methods: A case study from South-Eastern Australia', Proceedings of Sustainable Irrigation 2008: Management, Technologies and Policies II, 11-13 June 2008, Alicante, Spain.

Jackson TM, Khan S & Ahmad A (2007). 'Exploring energy productivity for a groundwater dependent irrigated farm using a system dynamics approach', Proceedings of the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Land, Water and Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, 10-13 December 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Jackson T, Watt J, Hirsi I & Khan S (2006). 'The effect of integrated surface-ground water management on surface-ground water interactions and energy consumption in irrigation systems', ANCID 2006 Conference Proceedings, 15-18 October 2006, Darwin, Northern Territory.

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