Dr Keith Pembleton is a Senior Research Fellow and leader of the Agricultural Systems Modelling Research Group at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
Dr Pembleton undertakes research on the development of agricultural systems models and decision support tools that assist primary producers to increase profitability and productivity while minimising the environmental footprint of their enterprises.
At the centre of this program is a focus on understanding and minimising the risks within agricultural production systems.
His research group brings together biophysical crop and soil modellers with software developers to develop new and novel applications of existing models as well as develop new models and tools.
Dr Pembleton works across regional, state, national and international scales and has a strong emphasis on collaboration, working with other research centres and groups at USQ as well as other organisations nationally and internationally.
He has published extensively in the areas of agricultural systems analysis, fertiliser and irrigation practices and adapting productions systems to a changing and increasingly variable climate.