Dr Shane Campbell

Senior Lecturer in Pasture Sc & Agr

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science
shane.campbell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 005

Overview

Research Interests

  • Weed management in rangeland environments
    Studying the ecology and control of priority weeds in rangeland environments
  • native pastures
    Ecology and management of native pastures
  • Improved pastures
    Increasing the productivity of improved pasture systems

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Starting date: from October 2024 to January 2025

    Location: University of Queensland-Gatton, Queensland, Australia

    In recent years, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) Dairy Research Team has been investigating a new grazing approach for dairy pastures in sub-tropical environments. Rather than grazing annual ryegrass and kikuyu-based pastures down to a pre-determined height, pasture intake and diet quality can be improved if animals are able to eat only the top leafy stratum of the available pasture and are not forced to eat the less nutritious stemmy stratum.

    The objectives of this PhD are to:

    1. Build on the findings from the ryegrass and kikuyu research and identify other warm-season perennial pastures species with high yield, quality, and palatability of the top leafy stratum (TLS). A wide range (> 10) of pasture species will be compared, and a grazing trial will be undertaken to determine which pasture species are preferentially grazed by dairy cattle.
    2. Compare the long-term effects of this new grazing approach against traditional grazing management, in terms of pasture and animal productivity of dairy cows grazing annual ryegrass and kikuyu. A full lactation study will be undertaken on both species with the two grazing strategies compared in terms of pasture intake, diet quality, milk yield and composition, feed cost and profitability.

    This PhD will be jointly supervised by QDAF and University of Queensland (UQ) Researchers based at UQ’s Gatton Campus. Funding is available for the operational costs of this project, but the selected student will need to apply for a competitive UQ Graduate School Scholarship through either a domestic or international round.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD Students with a strong academic track record and an interest in dairy and pasture science. In the first instance, please reach out to either Dr Dannylo Sousa (Dannylo.Sousa@daf.qld.gov.au) from QDAF or Dr Shane Campbell (shane.campbell@uq.edu.au) from UQ, who will be able to provide more information and guidance.

  • Project description

    Weeds pose the most significant biological challenge for Australian grain growers, resulting in annual costs exceeding $3.3 billion. Specifically, in the northern grain region of Australia, particularly Queensland, the emergence of prickly lettuce as a troublesome weed species demands immediate attention. Addressing this issue requires the creation of integrated weed management strategies tailored to effectively control this species. However, the development of such strategies hinges upon a comprehensive understanding of the biology and ecology of prickly lettuce, which is currently lacking, especially concerning the weed populations in the northern region. This project aims to bridge this knowledge gap by conducting a thorough study of the biology and ecology of prickly lettuce. Subsequently, it will leverage this information to devise integrated management options specifically designed to tackle this pervasive weed.

    Scholarship

    This is an Earmarked scholarship project that aligns with a recently awarded Australian Government grant.

    The scholarship includes:

    • living stipend of $33,641 per annum tax free (2024 rate), indexed annually
    • your tuition fees covered
    • single overseas student health cover (OSHC).

    Learn more about the Earmarked scholarship

    Supervisors: Professor Bhagirth Chauhan and Dr. Shane Campbell

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Campbell, S.D., Vogler, W.V. and Tana, T. (2019). Management: physical, cultural, chemical. Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management. (pp. 157-176) edited by Steve Adkins, Assad Shabbir and Kunjithapatham Dhileepan. Wallingford, United Kingdom: CAB International. doi: 10.1079/9781780645254.0157

  • Bebawi, F. F., Vitelli, J. S., Campbell, S. D., Vogler, W. D., Lockett, C. J., Grace, B. S., Lukitsch, B. and Heard, T. A. (2009). Jatropha gossypiifolia. Biology of Australian Weeds, Volume 3. (pp. 102-127) edited by Panetta, F. D.. Melbourne, Australia: R.G. and F.J. Richardson.

  • van Klinken, R.D. and Campbell, S.D. (2009). Prosopis spp.. The Biology of Australian Weeds, Volume 3. (pp. 238-273) edited by Panetta, F. D.. Melbourne, Australia: R.G. and F.J. Richardson.

  • Deveze, M., McKenzie, J., van Klinken, R. and Campbell, S. (2004). Parkinsonia control. Parkinsonia: Approaches to the management of parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata) in Australia. (pp. 18-32) Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy).

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Starting date: from October 2024 to January 2025

    Location: University of Queensland-Gatton, Queensland, Australia

    In recent years, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) Dairy Research Team has been investigating a new grazing approach for dairy pastures in sub-tropical environments. Rather than grazing annual ryegrass and kikuyu-based pastures down to a pre-determined height, pasture intake and diet quality can be improved if animals are able to eat only the top leafy stratum of the available pasture and are not forced to eat the less nutritious stemmy stratum.

    The objectives of this PhD are to:

    1. Build on the findings from the ryegrass and kikuyu research and identify other warm-season perennial pastures species with high yield, quality, and palatability of the top leafy stratum (TLS). A wide range (> 10) of pasture species will be compared, and a grazing trial will be undertaken to determine which pasture species are preferentially grazed by dairy cattle.
    2. Compare the long-term effects of this new grazing approach against traditional grazing management, in terms of pasture and animal productivity of dairy cows grazing annual ryegrass and kikuyu. A full lactation study will be undertaken on both species with the two grazing strategies compared in terms of pasture intake, diet quality, milk yield and composition, feed cost and profitability.

    This PhD will be jointly supervised by QDAF and University of Queensland (UQ) Researchers based at UQ’s Gatton Campus. Funding is available for the operational costs of this project, but the selected student will need to apply for a competitive UQ Graduate School Scholarship through either a domestic or international round.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD Students with a strong academic track record and an interest in dairy and pasture science. In the first instance, please reach out to either Dr Dannylo Sousa (Dannylo.Sousa@daf.qld.gov.au) from QDAF or Dr Shane Campbell (shane.campbell@uq.edu.au) from UQ, who will be able to provide more information and guidance.

  • Project description

    Weeds pose the most significant biological challenge for Australian grain growers, resulting in annual costs exceeding $3.3 billion. Specifically, in the northern grain region of Australia, particularly Queensland, the emergence of prickly lettuce as a troublesome weed species demands immediate attention. Addressing this issue requires the creation of integrated weed management strategies tailored to effectively control this species. However, the development of such strategies hinges upon a comprehensive understanding of the biology and ecology of prickly lettuce, which is currently lacking, especially concerning the weed populations in the northern region. This project aims to bridge this knowledge gap by conducting a thorough study of the biology and ecology of prickly lettuce. Subsequently, it will leverage this information to devise integrated management options specifically designed to tackle this pervasive weed.

    Scholarship

    This is an Earmarked scholarship project that aligns with a recently awarded Australian Government grant.

    The scholarship includes:

    • living stipend of $33,641 per annum tax free (2024 rate), indexed annually
    • your tuition fees covered
    • single overseas student health cover (OSHC).

    Learn more about the Earmarked scholarship

    Supervisors: Professor Bhagirth Chauhan and Dr. Shane Campbell