Michael Whelan BAgSc(Qld), MSc(SCU) Michael trained as an agricultural scientist and specialised in writing software for graziers. He has written a number of software packages that have been used to improve profitability of sheep and cattle enterprises. StockPlan, a software package designed to assist in drought management, is used by producers throughout Australia. Michael’s main are of research at the moment is the application of remotely sensed data in the sheep industry.
A workshop and software package to reduce environmental and financial impacts – StockPlan (with M J. McPhee, B L. Davies, G P. Meaker, P Graham, and P M. Carberry), Environmental Modelling & Software (2010)
StockPlan is a computer software package that is distributed to participants at a workshop that...
Riparian vegetation change on the Clarence River floodplain (with P Rose, Alison Specht, and Brett J. Stubbs), Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (2010)
StockPlan®: decision support tools for exploring management options for drought (with M J. McPhee, G P. Meaker, P Graham, P M. Carberry, and B L. Davies), Journal of Animal Science (2007)
Relationship between physical characteristics of estuaries and the size and diversity of wader populations in the North Island of New Zealand (with T M. Hume, P M. Sager, Ude Shankar, and R Lifting), Notornis (2003)
The aim of this study was to associate the distribution of waders (Charadriiformes) with physical...
SHEEPO: a sheep management optimisation package for sheep industry specialists (with P J. Bowman, D H. White, and C R. McLeod), Australian Veterinary Journal (1985)
Conservation atlas of plant communities in Australia (with Raymond L. Specht, Alison Specht, and E E. Hegarty), (1995)
Evaluation of meat production systems in south-eastern Australia (with David H. White and P J. Bowman), (1985)
Grass to meat: prime lamb production on irrigated pasture (with J K. Egan), (1984)
Using Landsat TM and geographic information systems to map the distribution of macadamia nut or, MSc thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2004)
Classifying sheep grazing environments using satellite data to quantify genotype by environment interactions (with D J. Cottle, K G. Geenty, and D J. Brown), Proceedings of the 18th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference: Matching genetics and environment : a new look at an old topic (2009)
Australian sheep grazing environments are currently classified into 3 very broad zones (High Rainfall, Wheat/Sheep...
Relationships between pasture availability, wool profiles and staple strength in different sheep grazing environments (with K G. Geenty and A J. Smith), Proceedings of Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition Conference 2009 (2009)
Information on variation in fibre diameter during the wool growing season derived using optical fibre...
The relationship between a satellite derived vegetation index and wool fibre diameter profiles (with K G. Geenty, D J. Cottle, Dane T. Lamb, and G E. Donald), Proceedings of 10th World Conference on Animal Production (2008)
The potential for predicting Australian wool supply using remotely sensed data (with D J. Cottle, S Gheradhi, and A Clark), 76th Internation Wool Textile Organisation Congress (2007)
This paper examines the potential of using remote sensing data to make forecasts of Australian...
Using biologically important physical characteristics of estuaries to classify Australian and New Zealand estuaries (with Peter Saenger, M J. Digby, and T Hume), Proceedings of the Coastal Society, 19th International Conference (2004)
A physical classification of Australian estuaries (with M J. Digby, Peter Saenger, David McConchie, Bradley D. Eyre, N Holmes, and Daniel J. Bucher), National River Health Program, Urban sub-program Report (1999)
The need for practical estuarine classification schemes as resource management tools is becoming more apparent...