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Steven Crimp

Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO

Steven Crimp leads a multi-disciplinary team exploring and evaluating options to increase resilience of Australian cropping systems to climate variability and change.

He joined CSIRO in 2006 as a climate applications scientist tasked with assisting farmers and farmer groups to improve on-farm climate risk management. During this time he has led a range of research projects working with farmers both in Australia and internationally to enhance current management practises to cope with the challenges of climate variability and change. This includes interactions with farmer groups, CMAs, conservation groups, state and federal government organisations, and development NGOs.

Current research activities centre around evaluating options to increase resilience of Australian cropping systems to climate variability and change.
These include:
examination of the vulnerability of Australian cropping and grazing industries to climate variability and change
identification and evaluation of tactical, systemic and transformational adaptation options for case study farms across Australia
a quantitative assessment of the benefits of using seasonal climate forecasts and climate trend information to enhance on-farm management to improve both natural resource management and productivity outcomes