SMART Farm — partners and projects

Current Research Projects

  • National Resource Flock Project
    On an annual basis, phenotype information is collected along with genotype information on a large number of sheep, providing the the reference population on which genomic prediction can be based.
  • On-animal sensors for monitoring animal health and welfare
    An on-animal sensor system which will allow graziers the ability to spatially and temporally monitor their animal’s health and welfare status autonomously.
  • Alpacas: Guardian Angels for Sheep?
    The use of guardian animals to protect another domesticated species has been used globally as a form of predator deterrent. However, there is little scientific based evidence in relation to alpacas as guardian animals.
  • Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate
    The Insect Ecology Lab group are evaluating the impact of a changing climate on ecosystem services particularly in relation to ants and dung beetles.

Past Research Projects

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