Dr Robert Faggian



Associate Professor, Climate Change Adaptation & Senior Adviser, Latin America


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


Centre Regional & Rural Future


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 925 17327


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Development of regional production areas in a changing climate: a case study of Gippsland, Australia

V Sposito, H Romeijn, R Faggian

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 365-387, Applied spatial analysis and policy, Berlin, Germany, C1


Evaluation of deterministic and complex analytical hierarchy process methods for agricultural land suitability analysis in a changing climate

H Romeijn, R Faggian, V Diogo, V Sposito

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 1-16, ISPRS international journal of geo-information, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Designing resilient regions by applying blue-green infrastructure concepts

Z Ghofrani, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2016), Vol. 204, pp. 493-505, Sustainable City 2016 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Alicante, Spain, E1


The Sri Lankan coconut Industry: Current status and future prospects in a changing climate

P Pathiraja, G Griffith, R Farquharson, R Faggian

(2015), pp. 1-23, Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1


Agricultural land suitability uncertainty determination using weight sensitivity for climatic inputs in a current and future timeframe

H Romeijn, R Faggian, V Sposito, G Moore

(2014), pp. 188-197, 2014 : Practical Responses to Climate Change : Proceedings of the Engineers Australia Conference 2014, Barton, A.C.T., E1-1


Expert systems modeling for assessing climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural systems at regional level

V Sposito, R Faggian, H Romeijn, M Downey

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 369-380, Open journal of applied sciences, [U.S.A.], C1-1


Was monochloramine responsible for widespread lettuce crop failures at a major recycled water irrigation scheme?

S Barker, R Faggian, J Blackbeard, G Hepworth, A Hamilton

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 148-159, Journal of water reuse and desalination, London, Eng., C1-1


Systemic regional development in planning practice - climate change impacts and adaptation in Victoria, Australia

V Sposito, R Faggian, H Romeijn

(2013), pp. 85-96, Informationen zur raumentwicklung, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Systemic regional development - a systems thinking approach

V Sposito, R Faggian

(2013), pp. 1-12, Informationen zur raumentwicklung (IzR) (Information on Spatial Development), Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Evaluation of the efficacy and economics of irrigation management, plant resistance and BrassicaSpot? models for management of white blister on Brassica crops

E Minchinton, D Auer, F Thomson, L Trapnell, J Petkowski, V Galea, R Faggian, N Kita, C Murdoch, R Kennedy

(2013), Vol. 42, pp. 169-178, Australasian plant pathology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Screening for resistance to potato cyst nematode in Australian potato cultivars and alternative solanaceous hosts

R Faggian, A Powell, A Slater

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 453-461, Australasian plant pathology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Analysis of global host gene expression during the primary phase of the Arabidopsis thaliana-Plasmodiophora brassicae interaction

A Agarwal, V Kaul, R Faggian, J Rookes, J Ludwig-Muller, D Cahill

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 462-478, Functional plant biology, Collingwood, Vic., C1


Viable systems modelling for climate change adaptation in the Gippsland region

G Moore, C Duffield, D Wilson, R Faggian, V Sposito

(2011), pp. 3121-3127, MODSIM 2011 : Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty : Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, WA, E1-1


Was monochloramine responsible for widespread lettuce crop failures at a major recycled water irrigation scheme?

F Barker-Reid, G Hepworth, R Faggian, J Blackbeard, A Hamilton

(2011), pp. 1-12, IWA-ASPIRE: Toward sustainable water supply and recycling systems: Proceedings of the IWA-ASPIRE 2011 conference & exhibition. 2011, Tokyo, Japan, E1-1


Creating communities of practice : scoping purposeful design

B Iaquinto, R Ison, R Faggian

(2011), Vol. 15, pp. 4-21, Journal of knowledge management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1


A history of wastewater irrigation in Melbourne, Australia

F Barker, R Faggian, A Hamilton

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 183-202, Journal of water sustainability, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Races of Albugo candida causing white blister rust on brassica vegetables in Australia

J Petkowski, E Minchinton, F Thomson, R Faggian, D Cahill

(2010), Vol. 867, pp. 133-142, Acta horticulturae, Leuven, Belgium, C1-1


Occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in reclaimed water and river water in the Werribee Basin, Australia

F Barker-Reid, E Fox, R Faggian

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 521-531, Journal of water and health, London, Eng., C1-1


Development and use of a model system to monitor clubroot disease progression with an Australian field collection of Plasmodiophora brassicae

A Agarwal, V Kaul, R Faggian, D Cahill

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 120-127, Australasian plant pathology, [Adelaide, S. Aust], C1


Detection and measurement of Plasmodiophora brassicae

R Faggian, S Strelkov

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 282-288, Journal of plant growth regulation, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Persistence of Escherichia coli on injured iceberg lettuce in the field, overhead irrigated with contaminated water

F Barker-Reid, D Harapas, S Engleitner, S Kreidl, R Holmes, R Faggian

(2009), Vol. 72, pp. 458-464, Journal of food protection, Des Moines, Iowa, C1-1


Reclaimed water for irrigation of vegetables on a sodosol in the Werribee irrigation district

S Engleitner, F Barker-Reid, R Faggian, M Wos, A Boland, A Hamilton

(2008), pp. 273-281, Acta Horticulturae : Proceedings of the Irrigation of Horticultural Crops 2006 international symposium, Mildura, Vic., E1-1


Specific polymerase chain reaction primers for the detection of Plasmodiophora brassicae in soil and water

R Faggian, S Bulman, A Lawrie, I Porter

(1999), Vol. 89, pp. 392-397, Phytopathology, St. Paul, Minn., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Understanding and adapting land use capability under a changing climate in the Southern Grampians Shire Council region

Dr Robert Faggian

  • 2014: $57,720

Gippsland Climate ChangeCase Study - Phase Two

Dr Robert Faggian, Mr Victor Sposito

  • 2014: $100,000

Climate Smart Agricultural Development in the Goulburn Broken region

Dr Robert Faggian

  • 2017: $7,363
  • 2016: $159,999
  • 2015: $13,636

Listening to the Land; Looking to the Future

Dr Robert Faggian, Mr Victor Sposito, Mr Harmen Romeijn, Dr Shaun Cunningham, Dr Kimberley James

  • 2017: $13,500
  • 2016: $132,600

Assessing peri-urban land capability in the context of a changing climate

Dr Robert Faggian

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $20,000
  • 2016: $20,000

Catchment-level land-use optimisation for climate adaptation and regional development

Dr Robert Faggian, Ms Jana Mrazova

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Macedon Ranges Future Jobs Blueprint

Dr Robert Faggian, Mr Victor Sposito, Ms Madeleine Johnson

  • 2018: $51,600
  • 2017: $12,900

Industry and Other Funding

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities.

Prof Brett Bryan, A/Prof Rebecca Lester, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Dr Robert Faggian, A/Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

  • 2018: $390,000


No completed student supervisions to report