The Australian cropping system exhibits significant volatility to climate and environmental fluctuations. Our research investigates the application of remote sensing in enhancing productivity and sustainability in Australia's dryland cropping systems. Our study encompasses an examination of recent advancements in earth observation, emphasizing its capacity to capture both spatial and temporal variations in growth patterns across pixel-field-farm and regional scales. Through our showcased case studies conducted across Australia, we unveil the dynamic spatial and pattern changes underpinning the evolution of contemporary cropping systems within an ever-shifting environment.

Dr Yan Zhao

Dr Yan Zhao is a dedicated agricultural systems researcher, specializing in the use of remotely sensed information to uncover complex spatial and temporal patterns and to advance earth observation techniques and modeling. He is an integral member of a multi-disciplinary predictive agriculture research group led by Associate Professor Andries Potgieter at QAAFI.

Dr Yan Zhao, Centre for Crop Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation  E: yan.zhao@uq.edu.au

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About Science Seminars

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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