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.
Jenifer is a supervisor for a PhD student