Dr Jamie Barwick

Associate Lecturer , Precision Agriculture - Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG)

Jamie Barwick

Mobile: 0428694239

Email: jbarwic2@une.edu.au

Biography

Jamie is an Associate Lecturer in Precision Agriculture and is a member of the University of New England Precision Agriculture Research Group (UNE-PARG). His work as the UNE-PARG livestock researcher focuses on the use on-animal sensors (accelerometers, GNSS, IMUs) to investigate the spatio-temporal variability in extensive livestock systems to improve production and efficiency.

Jamie completed his PhD at the University of New England in 2017, under the supervision of Professor David Lamb, studying the application of an-animal motion sensors to detect sheep behaviour autonomously.

Since his involvement with UNE-PARG in 2011, Jamie’s research has involved GIS spatial applications across a number of farming industries nationally including sheep, beef, cotton and grains.  And is recently working on the integration of multiple industries to examine the interaction between grazing and cropping industries.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Rural Science (Honours), PhD

Memberships

  • International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)

Teaching Areas

Research Interests

Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information – 2 (ALSIP): Integrating spatial technologies in a mixed farming system to increase production efficiency of crop grazing.

Publications

  • Barwick, J., Lamb, D., Trotter, M., Dobos, R., and Welch, M. (2016) Ear deployed accelerometer behaviour detection in sheep. In 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, International Society of Precision Agriculture, St. Louis, USA, July 31 – August 4 2016.
  • Barwick, J., Trotter, M., Dobos, R., Schneider, D., Lamb, D., and Welch, M. (2016) Can ear attached accelerometers be used to detect lame sheep? In Australia and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Camden, Australia, 31 March – 1 April 2016.
  • Barwick, J., Lamb, D., Trotter, M., and Dobos, R. (2015) Lameness detection in sheep using a 3 axis accelerometer. In CRC Postgraduate Conference, Sydney, Australia, 1-5 November 2015.
  • Barwick, J., Trotter, M., Dobos, R., Lamb, D., Welch, M., Schneider, D., and Economou, Z. (2014) Understanding sheep behaviour from a tri-axial accelerometer. In Australia and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand, 18 November 2014.
  • Economou, Z., Trotter, M., and Barwick, J. (2014) Examining the potential for Virtual Fencing in Brangus cattle. In Australia and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand, 18 November 2014.
  • Trotter, M., Economou, Z., Barwick, J., Dobos, R., and Lamb, D. (2014) A “six inch front harvester” yield map: developing measures of spatial variability in productivity that are meaningful to graziers In Australia and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand, 18 November 2014.

Research Supervision Experience

Honours Co-Supervisor

  • Sam Platts (2016) - Inferring grazing behaviour and pasture height using ear-attached tri-axial accelerometers in sheep
  • Kelly Gorter (2017) – Red meat yield mapping from GPS tracking data: a case study in sheep

PhD

  • Paige Mathews (2017-2019) – The behaviour of alpacas as guardian animals