Researcher biography

Peggy joined the team in November 2007 with a background in agricultural and resource project management in developing countries.

Her main focus in our group is the modelling of land and water allocations to irrigated agriculture production systems in the Murray-Darling Basin using different software tools. She recently investigated the effect of increased land allocations to forestry within the Basin and its impact on downstream water availability and socio-economic resilience. Peggy is currently working on improving the simulations of the salt loads carried within the Murray and Darling River systems.

Peggy is also interested in investigating the risks and uncertainties of environmental change to medium and small scale food production industries. She is involved in a project that aims to model the economic impact of changing chemical condition of our oceans on marine-based aquaculture production systems.