Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Chinese scholar to develop skills in farm management economics and grazing systems simulation

Dr Karl Behrendt & Mr Haibo Liu.25 February 2016

Mr Liu is currently undertaking a PhD through Gansu Agricultural University and is associated with the Graham Centre’s ACIAR project "Sustainable Livestock Grazing Systems on Chinese Temperate Grasslands", led by Prof. David Kemp. Mr Liu received a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council and is spending 18 months in Australia, during which time he will be completing his PhD and developing skills in farm management economics and grazing systems simulation. Mr Liu will be working with Dr Karl Behrendt, Prof. David Kemp and Dr Warwick Badgery (NSW DPI) to assist in developing and undertaking modelling of grazing systems on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with particular input into developing biophysical sub-models for Yak and Tibetan sheep. In China, Mr Liu is supervised by Prof. Du Wenhua, Gansu Agricultural University, who is also a key collaborator in the ACIAR project.