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Professor Roger Stone

Professor Roger Stone
Name Roger Stone
Position Director (Centre for Applied Climate Sciences)
Section Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (Operations)
Office TA123
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2736
Extension 2736
Qualifications DipAppSc RMIT , BA(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

1965-1968 Insurance analyst, New Zealand Insurance Ltd 1968-1991 Meteorologist/Manager, Aviation and Defence Weather Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 1991-1995 Senior Scientist, Queensland Department of Primary Industries/CSIRO Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit. 1995-2000 Director, Queensland Centre for Climate Applications, Queensland Department of Primary Industries. 2000-2001 Principal Scientist, CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures.. 2001-2007 Director, Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence/Executive Director, Farming Systems Institute, Queensland Government. 2007-2017 Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments/Director, International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, University of Southern Queensland. also: 2014-2018 Program Chair and Manager, Commission for Agricultural Meteorology, UN World Meteorological Organisation

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 040199 )
  • ( 410499 )
  • ( 370199 )

Research interests
Climate modelling, climate forecasting, integrated climate-agricutural-financial-water resource modelling

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society.
Member of the American Geophysical Union.
Member of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

Industry affiliations
Chair, UN Commission for Agricultural Meteorology, Open Program Area Group on Climate Variability, Climate Change and Extreme Weather Impacts on Agriculture.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment (IAgE)
  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
25 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
25 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments

Research most recent
Stone, R.C. (2014) ‘Constructing a framework for national drought policy: The way forward – The way Australia developed and implemented the national drought policy’ Weather and Climate Extremes

Stone, R.C., and Cockfield, G. (2013) ‘Scientific Research in the Drought Policy Process’ in Botterill, L.C., and Cockfield, G. (eds) Drought, Risk Management, and Policy: decision making under uncertainty, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 105-117

Stone, R.C., Reushle, S., and Mushtaq, S. (2012) ‘Web-Based “Discussion-Support” Agricultural-Climate Information for Regional India’ in: Shrestha, M. L., Sri Adiningsih, E., and Stevenson, L.A. (eds) APN Science Bulletin: Issue 2; Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research; ISSN 2185-761X.APN, 55-58.

Research most notable
Stone, R.C. (2014) ‘Constructing a framework for national drought policy: The way forward – The way Australia developed and implemented the national drought policy’ Weather and Climate Extremes

Publications in ePrints

Kouadio, Louis ORCID: and Tixier, Philippe and Byrareddy, Vivekananda and Marcussen, Torben and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Rapidel, Bruno and Stone, Roger (2021) Performance of a process-based model for predicting robusta coffee yield at the regional scale in Vietnam. Ecological Modelling, 443:109469. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0304-3800

Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Kath, JarrodORCID: and Stone, Roger and Henry, Ross and Laderach, Peter and Reardon-Smith, Kathryn and Cobon, David and Marcussen, Torben and Cliffe, Neil and Kristiansen, Paul and Pischke, Frederik (2020) Creating positive synergies between risk management and transfer to accelerate food system climate resilience. Climatic Change. ISSN 0165-0009

Mai, Thanh and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Reardon-Smith, Kate and Webb, Paul and Stone, Roger and Kath, JarrodORCID: (2020) Defining flood risk management strategies: a systems approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 47:101550.

Cowan, Tim and Stone, Roger and Wheeler, Matthew C. and Griffiths, Morwenna (2020) Improving the seasonal prediction of Northern Australian rainfall onset to help with grazing management decisions. Climate Services, 19:100182. pp. 1-14.

Nguyen-Huy, Thong ORCID: and Kath, JarrodORCID: and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Cobon, David and Stone, Gordon and Stone, Roger (2020) Integrating El Nino-Southern Oscillation information and spatial diversification to minimize risk and maximize profit for Australian grazing enterprises. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 40 (Article 4). ISSN 1774-0746

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