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Dr Ian Nuberg

Ian Nuberg
Senior Lecturer
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

I identify myself as a 'generalist' in that I work across a range of disciplines within agriculture and natural resource management. However my focus is primarily agroforestry and then agricultural extension, particularly in the context of developing countries. My work uses both biophysical and social science methods. I have also published in the areas of tree water use, horticultural plant pathology, bioenergy, tree genetics and climate change.

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Dr Ian Nuberg

I identify myself as a 'generalist' in that I work across a range of disciplines within agriculture and natural resource management. However my focus is primarily agroforestry and then agricultural extension, particularly in the context of developing countries. My work uses both biophysical and social science methods. I have also published in the areas of tree water use, horticultural plant pathology, bioenergy, tree genetics and climate change.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Here is a brief pictorial description of our research in Nepal and Papua New Guinea undertaken for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

NEPAL

Agroforest and Community near Dungkharka village
Agroforests and Community Forest, Dhungkarka village, Kavre District

 

 

The focus of our current research in Nepal is to improve food security and livelihoods through agroforestry and community forest. In Mid-hills of Nepal farmers' livelihoods depend on tree resources both on private farm land (agroforestry) and community forests. 

Here is our EnLiFT project website

 Here is a story "Growing Hope: Australian overseas aid empowering farmers in Nepal" on ABC TVs program Landline. Our project was visited along with two other ACIAR projects in Nepal.  

Here is a related article on  EnLiFT: How Australia is helping Nepalese people rebuild after devastating 2015 earthquake

Under utilised land
Under utilised land near Namlo village, Lamjung District

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also concerned with finding practical and profitable alternatives for land that is being under-utilised.  Land is being abandonned because of labour shortages arising from young rural males opting for employment in India or the Gulf countries

 

Namla livestock
Stall-fed livestock and composted manure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livestock are an important component of the mid-hills farming system, both for subsistence consumption and income generation. The major source of livestock nutrition comes from tree fodder from agroforestry trees or community forests.  Note the tree in the distance, how it has been heavily lopped for the fodder.

Fodder and farm yard manure
On left tree fodder brought into the farm, on right farm yard manure taken out to the fields (photo Conor Ashleigh)

 

 

 

 

 

The major source of crop nutrition in the mid-hills is farm yard manure from the cattle, buffalo and goats fed on the tree fodders.  So the agroforest and community forest trees are indirectly a major contributor to human nutrition and household income.

Silviculture trial
Silvicultural trial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the community forests we are engaged with demonstation trials of different silvicultural options to better match forest management to community needs. Some options are, for example, to open up plantations and plant fodder trees and high-value crops such as cardamon 

 

 

Af business training
Agroforestry business training workshop, Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our work also involves training in business skills so that farmers and community forest user groups can make the most out of the new commercial opportunities opening up to them.

 

 

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The work in Papua New Guinea similarly aimed at improving rural livelihoods by better understanding the fuelwood market, finding the best trees to grow for fuelwood, and facilitating charcoal producer-vendor groups.

FUELWOOD SURVEY
Israel Bewang on the fuelwood survey

 

We undertook a comprehensive survey of domestic and commerical fuelwood use and sales in Port Moresby, Mt Hagen and Lae, and the Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Morobe and Chimbu provinces.  We interview 3,964 domestic users, 157 fuelwood sellers, 66 commercial / industrial users, and monitored the daily use of 36 households.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuelwood survey chart
Fuelwood flows and dimensions

We learnt a lot about the fuelwood economy in PNG that will inform public energy policy.  You can read about it here

fuelwood trial
Harvesting short-rotation coppicing fuelwood at Pugamp, near Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province

Ten fuelwood species were evaluated in short-rotation coppicing (SRC) systems in replicated field sites around Mt Hagen and Port Moresby. They were grown at 2 spacings and evaluated against locally used, but non-coppicing species (e.g. Casuarina oligodon in highlands). Some candidates were also grown in farmer-managed woodlots and alley-farming systems. The evaluation included: growth measurements after 2 years; coppice vigor; burning characteristics as firewood and as charcoal; and consumer and market acceptance.   You can read about it here.

fuelwood poster
Poster of results from household survey

The initial market acceptance of this 2-year old firewood was not strong because it looks so different from what people normally buy.  Fortunately some of the better growing species were well accepted as firewood after people stated trying it.  Nevertheless, we realised farmers would be better off value-adding this wood by converting it into charcoal. So we facilitated the establishment of charcoal producer-vendor groups.  This involved first understanding what group business structures would work best for rural people in PNG. It turnd out that a very different business structure emerged in the coastal city of Lae, than in the highlands city of Mt Hagen.  This reflects the very different cultural settings in the two regions.  
You can read about it here

charcoal vendor
Charcoal producer-vendor in Lae market. He also makes and sells the charcoal stoves

 

 

 

charcoal wantok group structure

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
1994 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
1989 - 1990 Contract researcher on Macadamias Wollongbar Agricultural Research Centre
1986 - 1986 Agricultural volunteer Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement (SEVAI), Tamil Nadu, India
1981 - 1985 Technical Officer (plant pathology) NSW Department of Agriculture
1980 - 1981 Co-manager of dairy farm "Bunji-lohan"
1978 - 1979 Full time Tutor in Botany University of New South Wales

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Sydney Australia BScAgric (Hons)
University of Sydney Australia MScAgric
University of Melbourne Australia PhD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Lee, S., Nuberg, I., & Pitchford, W. (2018). Maternal body composition in seedstock herds. 1. Grazing management strategy influences perspectives on optimal balance of production traits and maternal productivity. Animal Production Science, 58(1), 117-124.
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2018 Lee, S., Nuberg, I., & Pitchford, W. (2018). Maternal body composition in seedstock herds. 5. Individual-trait selection direction aligns with breeder perspectives on maternal productivity. Animal Production Science, 58(1), 156-163.
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2018 de Ieso, C., Nuberg, I., & Kravchuk, O. (2018). Informing Community Forest Management: A Retrospective Analysis of an Old Silvicultural Trial in Nepal. Small-scale Forestry, 17(2), 211-224.
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2018 Brown, B., Llewellyn, R., & Nuberg, I. (2018). Why do information gaps persist in African smallholder agriculture? Perspectives from farmers lacking exposure to conservation agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(2), 191-208.
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2018 Brown, B., Nuberg, I., & Llewellyn, R. (2018). Constraints to the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa as perceived by agricultural extension service providers. Land Use Policy, 73, 331-340.
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2018 Brown, B., Nuberg, I., & Llewellyn, R. (2018). Research capacity for local innovation: the case of conservation agriculture in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(3), 249-262.
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2018 Amatya, S., Nuberg, I., Cedamon, E., Shrestha, K., Pandit, H., Perdana, A., . . . Dhakal, B. (2018). Participatory market chain appraisal for the full range of agroforestry products including market trends and growing markets. Banko janakari, 27(2), 1-17.
2018 Amatya, S., Nuberg, I., Cedamon, E., Shrestha, K., Pandit, H., Perdana, A., . . . Dhakal, B. (2018). Participatory market chain appraisal for the full range of agroforestry products including market trends and growing markets. Banko janakari, 27(2), 1-17.
2018 Brown, B., Nuberg, I., & Llewellyn, R. (2018). Further participatory adaptation is required for community leaders to champion conservation agriculture in Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1-11.
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2018 Karki, R., Shrestha, K., Ojha, H., Paudel, N., Khatri, D., Nuberg, I., & Adhikary, A. (2018). From Forests to Food Security: Pathways in Nepal’s Community Forestry. Small-scale Forestry, 17(1), 89-104.
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2017 Brown, B., Llewellyn, R., & Nuberg, I. (2017). Global learnings to inform the local adaptation of conservation agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa. Global Food Security.
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2017 Puri, L., Nuberg, I., & Ostendorf, B. (2017). The adequacy of community forest operational plans for estimating fuelwood supply and consumption in Nepal. Australian Forestry, 80(5), 317-327.
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2017 Brown, B., Nuberg, I., & Llewellyn, R. (2017). Stepwise frameworks for understanding the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa. Agricultural Systems, 153(C), 11-22.
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2017 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., Pandit, B., & Shrestha, K. (2017). Adaptation factors and futures of agroforestry systems in Nepal. Agroforestry Systems, 1-17.
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2017 Ojha, H., Shrestha, K., Subedi, Y. R., Shah, R., Nuberg, I., Cedamon, E., . . . Rigg, J. (2017). Disenchantment with agrarian civilisation? agricultural land underutilisation in the hills of Nepal. Journal of Rural Studies.
2017 Dang, H., Li, E., Nuberg, I., & Bruwer, J. (2017). Vulnerability to climate change and the variations in factors affecting farmers’ adaptation: a multi-group structural equation modelling study. Climate and Development, OnlinePubl, 1-11.
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2017 Dang, H., Li, E., Nuberg, I., & Bruwer, J. (2017). Vulnerability to climate change and the variations in factors affecting farmers’ adaptation: a multi-group structural equation modelling study. Climate and Development, OnlinePubl, 1-11.
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2017 Ojha, H., Shrestha, K., Subedi, Y., Shah, R., Nuberg, I., Heyojoo, B., . . . McManus, P. (2017). Agricultural land underutilisation in the hills of Nepal: investigating socio-environmental pathways of change. Journal of Rural Studies, 53, 156-172.
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2017 Brown, B., Nuberg, I., & Llewellyn, R. (2017). Negative evaluation of conservation agriculture: perspectives from African smallholder farmers. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, Online(4), 1-15.
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2017 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., & Shrestha, K. (2017). How understanding of rural households’ diversity can inform agroforestry and community forestry programs in Nepal. Australian Forestry, Online(3), 1-8.
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2017 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., Paudel, G., Basyal, M., Shrestha, K., & Paudel, N. (2017). Rapid silviculture appraisal to characterise stand and determine silviculture priorities of community forests in Nepal. Small-Scale Forestry, 16(2), 195-218.
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2016 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., & Shrestha, K. (2016). How understanding of rural households' diversity can inform agroforestry development in the mid-hills of Nepal. Australian Forestry.
2015 Nuberg, I. K. (2015). Developing the fuelwood economy of Papua New Guinea. Energy for Sustainable Development, 24, 9-18.
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2015 Nuberg, I. K., Gunn, B., Tavune, M., Sumareke, A., & Kravchuk, O. (2015). Evaluation of short-rotation coppicing fuelwood production systems for Papua New Guinea. Biomass and Bioenergy, 78, 126-139.
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2014 Dang, H. L., Li, E., Nuberg, I., & Bruwer, J. (2014). Understanding farmers' adaptation intention to climate change: a structural equation modelling study in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Environmental Science and Policy, 41, 11-22.
DOI Scopus22 WoS15
2014 Le Dang, H., Li, E., Nuberg, I., & Bruwer, J. (2014). Farmers' assessments of private adaptive measures to climate change and influential factors: a study in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Natural Hazards, 71(1), 385-401.
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2014 McDonough, C., Nuberg, I., & Pitchford, W. (2014). Barriers to participatory extension in Egypt: Agricultural workers’ perspectives. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 21(2), 159-176.
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2014 Azam, G., Grant, C. D., Murray, R. S., Nuberg, I. K., & Misra, R. K. (2014). Comparison of the penetration of primary and lateral roots of pea and different tree seedlings growing in hard soils. Soil Research, 52(1), 87-96.
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2014 Azam, G., Murray, R. S., Grant, C. D., & Nuberg, I. K. (2014). Tolerance of young seedlings of different tree species and a cereal to poor soil aeration. Soil Research, 52(8), 751-759.
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2014 Dang, H., Li, C., Bruwer, J., & Nuberg, I. (2014). Farmers' perceptions of climate variability and barriers to adaptation: lessons learned from an exploratory study in Vietnam. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(5), 531-548.
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2014 Dang, L., Li, E., Nuberg, I., & Bruwer, J. (2014). Farmers' perceived risks of climate change and influencing factors: a study in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Environmental Management, 54(2), 331-345.
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2014 Le Dang, H., Li, E., Bruwer, J., & Nuberg, I. (2014). Erratum to Farmers' perceptions of climate variability and barriers to adaptation: Lessons learned from an exploratory study in Vietnam (Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change, 10.1007/s11027-012-9447-6). Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(5), 549.
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2013 Azam, M., Grant, C., Misra, R., Murray, R., & Nuberg, I. (2013). Growth of tree roots in hostile soil: A comparison of root growth pressures of tree seedlings with peas. Plant and Soil, 368(1-2), 569-580.
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2012 Azam, M., Grant, C., Nuberg, I., Murray, R., & Misra, R. (2012). Establishing woody perennials on hostile soils in arid and semi-arid regions - A review. Plant and Soil, 360(1-2), 55-76.
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2012 Millar, M., Byrne, M., Nuberg, I., & Sedgley, M. (2012). High levels of genetic contamination in remnant populations of Acacia saligna from a genetically divergent planted stand. Restoration Ecology, 20(2), 260-267.
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2008 Yunusa, I., Nuberg, I., Fuentes, S., Lu, P., & Eamus, D. (2008). A simple field validation of daily transpiration derived from sapflow using a porometer and minimal meteorological data. Plant and Soil, 305(1-2), 15-24.
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2008 Millar, M., Byrne, M., Nuberg, I., & Sedgley, M. (2008). A rapid PCR-based diagnostic test for the identification of subspecies of Acacia saligna. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 4(4), 625-635.
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2008 Millar, M., Byrne, M., Nuberg, I., & Sedgley, M. (2008). High outcrossing and random pollen dispersal in a planted stand of Acacia saligna subsp saligna revealed by paternity analysis using microsatellites. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 4(3), 367-377.
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2008 Yunusa, I., Zeppel, M., & Nuberg, I. (2008). Water-use efficiency reflects management practices in Australian olive groves. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 83(2), 232-238.
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2008 Yunusa, I. A. M., Zeppel, M. J. B., & Nuberg, I. K. (2008). Water-use efficiency reflects management practices in Australian olive groves (vol 83, pg 232, 2008). JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 83(5), 682.
2008 Yunusa, I., Nuberg, I., Fuentes, S., Lu, P., & Eamus, D. (2008). A simple field validation of daily transpiration derived from sapflow using a porometer and minimal meteorological data (Plant and Soil (2008) 305, (15-24) DOI: 10.1007/s11104-007-9287-4). Plant and Soil, 310(1-2), 269.
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2008 Yunusa, I., Zeppel, M., & Nuberg, I. (2008). Erratum: Water-use efficiency reflects management practices in Australian olive groves (Joumal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology (2008) 83 (232-238)). Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 83(5), 682.
2005 Ellis, T., Hatton, T., & Nuberg, I. (2005). An ecological optimality approach for predicting deep drainage from tree belts of alley farms in water-limited environments. Agricultural Water Management, 75(2), 92-116.
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2003 Nuberg, I. (2003). Trees on the farm: adopting the adoption potential of agroforestry practices in Africa. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 96(1-3), 165-166.
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2002 Nuberg, I., Mylius, S., Edwards, J., & Davey, C. (2002). Windbreak research in a South Australian cropping system. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 42(6), 781-795.
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2002 Cleugh, H., Prinsley, R., Bird, R., Brooks, S., Carberry, P., Crawford, M., . . . Wright, A. (2002). The Australian National Windbreaks Program: overview and summary of results. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 42(6), 649-664.
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2002 Nuberg, I., & Mylius, S. (2002). Effect of shelter on the yield and water use of wheat. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 42(6), 773-780.
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2001 Taylor, P., Nuberg, I., & Hatton, T. (2001). Enhanced transpiration in response to wind effects at the edge of a blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantation. Tree Physiology, 21(6), 403-408.
DOI Scopus24 WoS24 Europe PMC7
2001 Nuberg, I. (2001). Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 84(1), 93-94.
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2000 Nuberg, I. (2000). Options for Soil and Farmer Friendly Agriculture in the Highlands of Northern Thailand:. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 79(1), 91-92.
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1998 Nuberg, I. (1998). Effect of shelter on temperate crops: a review to define research for Australian conditions. Agroforestry Systems, 41(1), 3-34.
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1997 Nuberg, I. K., & Pang, A. (1997). Economic evaluation of agroforestry systems. Journal of Natural Resources (China), 12(2), 178-182.
1994 Nuberg, I., Evans, D., & Senanayake, R. (1994). Future of forest gardens in the Uvan uplands of Sri Lanka. Environmental Management, 18(6), 797-814.
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1993 Nuberg, I., & Evans, D. (1993). Alley cropping and analog forests for soil conservation in the dry uplands of Sri Lanka. Agroforestry Systems, 24(3), 247-269.
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1986 Nuberg, I., Allen, R., Colless, J., & Darnell, R. (1986). Field Reactions of Maize Varieties Commonly Grown in Australia to Boil Smut Caused by Ustilago Zeae. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 26(4), 481-488.
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1985 Nuberg, I., & Allen, R. (1985). Effects of temporary wilting on incidence of boil smut of maize. Australasian Plant Pathology, 14(3), 56-57.
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Books

Year Citation
2009 Nuberg, I., George, B., & Reid, R. (Eds.) (2009). Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management. Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
2003 Nuberg, I. K., & Yunusa, I. (2003). Olive water use and yield: monitoring the relationship.
2002 Bugg, A. L., Nuberg, I. K., Keenan, R., & Zimmermann, L. (2002). Bioenergy Atlas of Australia. An online Geographic Information System and Decision Support System..

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Koech, R., Yunusa, I., & Nuberg, I. (2017). Evaluation of drip irrigation systems for water management in orchards. In M. Goyal (Ed.), Performance evaluation of micro irrigation management: Principles and Practices (Vol. 3, pp. 129-150). Canada: Apple Academic Press Inc.
2017 Koech, R., Yunusa, I., & Nuberg, I. (2017). Evaluation of drip irrigation systems for water management in orchards. In M. Goyal (Ed.), Performance evaluation of micro irrigation management: Principles and Practices (Vol. 3, pp. 129-150). Canada: Apple Academic Press Inc.
2009 Bulman, P., & Nuberg, I. (2009). Farm firewood production. In I. Nuberg, B. George, & R. Reid (Eds.), Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management (pp. 183-198). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
2009 Nuberg, I., & Bennell, M. (2009). Trees protecting dryland crops and soil. In I. Nuberg, B. George, & R. Reid (Eds.), Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management (pp. 69-86). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
2009 Nuberg, I., Reid, R., & George, B. (2009). Agroforesty as integrated natural resource management. In I. Nuberg, R. Reid, & B. George (Eds.), Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management (pp. 1-20). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
1999 Nuberg, I. K. (1999). Land Tenure. In D. E. Alexander, & R. W. Fairbridge, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (pp. 376-379). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Amatya, S. M., Nuberg, I., Cedamon, E., Pandit, B. H., & Nuberg, I. K. (2016). Removing barriers to the commercialisation of agroforestry trees in Nepal. In J. Meadows, H. Harrison, & J. Herbohn (Eds.), Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landsapes (pp. 5-17). Sunshine Coast, Qld: University of Sunshine Coast.
2016 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., Lusiana, B., Mulia, R., Pandit, B. H., Subedi, R. J., & Shrestha, K. K. (2016). EnLiFT Model 1.0: a livelihood and food security model for a forest-farm system. In Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes (pp. 23-42). Sunshine Coast, QLD: University of Sunshine Coast.
2016 Cedamon, E., Nuberg, I., Lusiana, B., Mulia, R., Pandit, B. H., Subedi, R. J., & Shrestha, K. K. (2016). EnLiFT Model 1.0: a livelihood and food security model for a forest-farm system. In Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes (pp. 23-42). Sunshine Coast, QLD: University of Sunshine Coast.
2012 Bandara, N. P. S. N., Nuberg, I. K., Golding, J., & de Costa, W. A. J. M. (2012). Response of Tea Plant to Water Stress under Different Temperature Regimes. In L. S. K. Hettiarachchi, & I. S. B. Abeysingh (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research - Technological Innovations for Sustainable Plantation Economy (pp. 227-239). Sri Lanka: Thalawakelle : Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka.
2010 Lee, S., Nuberg, I. K., & Pitchford, W. (2010). Interdisciplinary research raises concerns about selection for production on energy reserves in beef cows.. In Proceedings of 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Leipzig.
2010 Lee, S., Nuberg, I., & Pitchford, W. (2010). Interdisciplinary research raises concerns about selection for production on energy reserves in beef cows. ,. In E. Kalm (Ed.), Proceedings Proceedings of 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Leipzig, Germany: Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e. V. (German Society for Animal Science).
2009 Lee, S., Nuberg, I., & Pitchford, W. (2009). Breeder perspectives on fat and female management. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference AAABG (pp. 600-603). Barossa Valley.
2006 Yunusa, I. A. M., & Nuberg, I. K. (2006). Irrigation practices and fruit yields of olives in southern Australia.. In A. Yazar (Ed.), Proceedings of International Symposium on Water and Land Management for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture. Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
2005 Millar, M. A., Byrne, M., Nuberg, I. K., & Sedgley, M. (2005). Risk assessment for Acacia saligna agroforestry. In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology Symposium; Implications for flora management and restoration (pp. 48 pages). Kensington, W.A. : Dept. of Conservation &​ Land Management,.
2004 Nuberg, I. K., & Simmons, L. (2004). Agroforestry systems development in Eastern Cambodia. In S. C. Allen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1st World Congress of Agroforestry. Orlando, Florida.
2003 Zimmermann, L., Nuberg, I. K., & Juniper, J. (2003). Industry development and dryland salinity: multiple products, multiple pathways.. In Proceedings of 47th AARES Conference. Freemantle, WA: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
2003 Zimmermann, L., Nuberg, I., & Juniper, J. (2003). Industry development and dryland salinity: multiple products, multiple pathways. In AARES 2003 : Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society [electronic resource]. Fremantle, Western Australia: AARES 2003.
2002 Zimmermann, L., Nuberg, I. K., & Bugg, A. (2002). Identification of bio-oils feedstocks: the JVAP/AGO Bioenergy Atlas for Australia.. In International Workshop on Pyrolysis and Bio-oil : Bio-Oil Production Opportunities for New Liquid Fuels and Chemicals Through Research and Development. Clayton South, VIC.
2000 Zimmermann, L., & Nuberg, I. K. (2000). Biomass energy industry cluster development. 4th National Conference 20-22 Nov 2000, Ballarat Victoria. .. In Proceedings of SEGRA 2000: Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia,. Ballarat Victoria.: Central Highlands Area Consultative Committee Inc. / Dept State and Regional Development.
2000 Zimmermann, L., & Nuberg, I. (2000). Biomass Energy Industry Cluster Development. In Proceedings of SEGRA 2000: Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia. Ballarat, Australia: Management Solutions.
1999 Ellis, T. W., Hatton, T. J., & Nuberg, I. K. (1999). A simple method for estimating recharge from low rainfall agroforestry systems.. In A. Musey, L. Santos Pereira, & M. Fritsch (Eds.), Envirowater’99. Lausanne, Switzerland.
1999 Taylor, P. J., Nuberg, I. K., & Hatton, T. J. (1999). Sustainable and effective interception belts of trees for salinity control.. In N. Marcar, & A. Afzal Hossain (Eds.), Managing saltland into the 21st century: making dollars and sense from salt. Proceedings 5th National Conference on the Productive Use and Rehabilitation of Saline Land (PURSL) (pp. 192pp pages). Canberra, Australia.
1997 del Castillo, D. D. C., Nuberg, I. K., & Potter, L. M. (1997). Agroforestry extension in The Philippines: relationships between implementing organisations.. In Somsak Sukwong, T. Lekhaviwattanakul, L. Puangchit, B. Thaiutsa, & S. Thammincha (Eds.), Tropical forestry in the 21st century. (Proceedings); v. 7: Community forestry/Agroforesty (pp. 193pp pages). Kasetsart Univ. Bangkok, Thailand: Faculty of Forestry; National Research Council of Thailand, Bangkok (Thailand); Royal Forest Dept., Bangkok (Thailand).
1996 Taylor, P. J., & Nuberg, I. K. (1996). The potential impacts of interception belts of trees on soil salinity and groundwater levels in the upper south east of South Australia.. In Fourth National Conference and Workshop on the Productive Use and Rehabilitation of Saline Lands, Albany, Western Australia, 25-30 March 1996 (pp. 273-277). Albany, WA.
1996 Taylor, P. J., & Nuberg, I. K. (1996). The benefits of trees for improving the value of grazing pastures in the upper south-east of South Australia.. In D. L. Michalk, & J. E. Pratley (Eds.), "Agronomy - Science with its sleeves rolled up" (pp. 718 pages). The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland..
1996 Nuberg, I. K., Mylius, S. J., & Reeves, T. G. (1996). Windbreak Research in South Australia. In "Agronomy - Science with its sleeves rolled up" (pp. 693). The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland..
1994 Nuberg, I. K. (1994). Olives and Carobs for Landcare and Profit” Proceedings of a National Symposium held at s 17-18 April 1994. In Olives and Carobs for Landcare and Profit” Proceedings of a National Symposium (pp. 120 pages). Roseworthy Campus, University of Adelaide, SA.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2015 Cedamon, E., Paudel, G., Nuberg, I., Paudel, N., & Shrestha, K. (2015). Why Community Forest Management in Nepal is not Active and Equitable. Poster session presented at the meeting of http://www.smallscaleforestry.org/uploads/4/5/6/5/45658385/book_20of_20abstracts_20-_206_20octamended.pdf. Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2014 Nuberg, I. (2014). Short-rotation coppice agroforestry for charcoal small business in Papua New Guinea.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress of Agroforestry. New Delhi, India: Indian Society of Agroforestry.
DOI
2014 Nuberg, I. K., Shrestha, K. K., Ojha, H. R., & Cedamon, C. D. (2014). Enhancing livelihoods and food security from agroforestry and community forestry in Nepal.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 3rd World Congress of Agroforestry. New Delhi, India.
DOI

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2013 Nuberg, I. K., & Abiuda-Mitir, J. (2013). Facilitating the establishment of charcoal producer groups in Papua New Guinea. (FR2014-07). Canberra, Australia.
2013 Nuberg, I. K., Gunn, B. G., Paul, J., Pumai, J., Kuman, K., & Bun, Y. (2013). Promoting diverse fuelwood production systems in Papua New Guinea. (FR2013-15). Canberra, Australia.
2002 Nuberg, I. K., Penfold, C., Mylius, S., & Pickhaver, T. (2002). Piggery effluent for high value and/or high nitrogen-using alley farming systems. (UA8/1355). Canberra, Australia.
1992 Nuberg, I. K. (1992). Evaluation of production components for biological erosion control in the Intermediate Zone Mid-Country of Sri Lanka. Kandy, Sri lanka.

Working Paper

Year Citation
2016 Kamanga, P. S., Nuberg, I. K., & Kuehne, G. C. (2016). Understanding the extent of utilisation of an agricultural innovation.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2016 Brown, B. J., & Nuberg, I. (2016). Africa’s agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food. The Conversation.

Funding over past 10 years

Source

Project

funds

period

ACIAR Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal $2.7 million 2018-2023

ACIAR

Enhancing livelihoods and food security from agroforestry and community forestry in Nepal

$2.5 million

2013-2018

ACIAR

Facilitating the establishment of charcoal producer groups in Papua New Guinea

$109,000

2012-2013

ACIAR

Promoting diverse fuelwood production systems in Papua New Guinea

$923,000

2008-2011

CRC-Salinity

Salinity Management training Project

$234,000

2005-2007

CRC-Salinity

National Extension Leader

$272,500

2005-2007

 

Within the Agriculture program I lead the Level 3 core courses

  • Agricultural Resource Management (3rd year, Semester 2)
  • Professional Skills in Agricultural Science (3rd year, Semester 2)

and contribute as lecturer and tutor in the Level 1 core courses

  • Agricultural Systems 1A  (1st yr, Semester 1)
  • Agricultural Systems 1B (1st yr, Semester 2

I also coordinate the Agriculture Internship Program within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and contribute to 'Integrated Catchment Management' delivered from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Principal Supervisor Farmer's Motivation and Biophysical Impact of Active Agroforestry Using Cordia Africana and Albizia Coriaria on Coffee-Bean Intercrops in Mt. Elgon Region Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joel Buyinza
2017 Principal Supervisor Examining the Efficiency and Voracity of Big Data in Precision Horticultural Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Sam De Ieso
2014 Principal Supervisor Hydrological Impact of Community Forrest in the Mid -Hills Catchment of Kavre District, Nepal Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Manoj Badu
2014 Principal Supervisor Silviculture in Community Foresty, Practise, Trend and Policy Issues Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lila Puri

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Evaluating the importance of fodder trees to soil nutrition of farming systems in the mid-hills region of Nepal Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hiroshi Endo
2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Utilisation of Conservation Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa: What, Why and How Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brendan Brown
2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Adaptation to Climate Change: The Attitude and Behaviour of Rice Farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Hoa Le Dang
2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Soil - Plant Interactions and Establishment of Woody Perennials on Hostile Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Gausul Azam
2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor An Interdisciplinary Study of Maternal Productivity in Beef Cattle Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen Lee
2006 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Impact Evaluation of Agricultural Research in Papua, Indonesia Using the Sustainable Livelihood Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sukendra Mahalaya
2006 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Agronomy of Irrigated Tea in Low Elevation Growing Areas of Sri Lanka Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shyamantha Bandara
2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor A Critical History of Change in Agricultural Extension and Considerations for Future Policies and Programs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Katherine Boon
2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Potential to Intergrate High-value Native Tree Species into the Upland Farming Systems of Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Binh Da Tran
2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Acacia saligna as a Sustainable Agroforestry Crop for Southern Australia: A Genetic Assessment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melissa Ann Millar
2003 - 2004 Principal Supervisor INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF OATS IN ANNUAL MEDIC PASTURES Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Grant Neville Roberts
2002 - 2002 Co-Supervisor A PROTOTYPE COMBINE FOR GRAIN HARVESTING BASED ON INTERNAL PNEUMATIC TRANSFER Master of Applied Science Master Full Time Mr Ian Gilbert Ridgway
2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Managing Overabundant and Mobile Wildlife: Social and Institutional Dimensions of Kangaroo Harvest in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dana Thomsen
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83130527
Campus
Waite
Building
Waite Building, floor GN
Room Number
GN 10a
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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