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A/Prof. Robert Faggian

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Position

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

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Centre for Reg & Rural Futures

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

r.faggian@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17327

Publications

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2022

Devising spatio-temporal adaptation from land suitability inputs: Measures and options for sub-alpine agricultural systems

E Cornwell, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2022), Vol. 42, Environmental Development, C1

journal article

A comprehensive conceptualisation framework for assessing metropolitan peri-urban agriculture

A Spataru, R Faggian, V Sposito

(2022), Vol. 18, pp. 77-99, International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Geneva, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2021

Agricultural adaptation mainstreaming and its study through a systemic adaptation assessment framework: a sub-alpine case-study

E Cornwell, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2021), Vol. 84, pp. 22-30, Journal of rural studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Monitoring cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms by unmanned aerial vehicles in aquatic ecosystems

A Silvarrey Barruffa, Á Pardo, R Faggian, V Sposito

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 573-583, Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, C1

journal article

Influence of climatic changes on agricultural land suitability potential for wheat cultivation in the guarapuava microregion, Southern Brazil

L Teixeira, S Jadoski, R Faggian, V Sposito

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 39-47, Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia, Brasilia, Brazil, C1

journal article

Climate change and cyanobacteria harmful algae blooms: Adaptation practices for developing countries

A Silvarrey Barruffa, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2021), Vol. 72, pp. 1722-1734, Marine and Freshwater Research, C1

journal article
2020

Maximising the value of natural capital in a changing climate through the integration of blue-green infrastructure

Z Ghofrani, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 213-234, Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, C1

journal article

Principles of multifunctional agriculture for supporting agriculture in metropolitan peri-urban areas: the case of Greater Melbourne, Australia

A Spataru, R Faggian, A Docking

(2020), Vol. 74, pp. 34-44, Journal of rural studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Land suitability projections for traditional sub-alpine cropping in the Australian Alps and Chilean Dry Andes. A combined biophysical and irrigation potential perspective

E Cornwell, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2020), Vol. 121, Applied Geography, C1

journal article

Using models to inform water policy in a changing climate: Comparing the Australian and Uruguayan experiences

A Silvarrey Barruffa, R Faggian, V Sposito, M Duarte Guigou

(2020), Vol. 72, pp. 275-287, Marine and Freshwater Research, C1

journal article

Suitability analysis and planning of green infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay

A Apud, R Faggian, V Sposito, D Martino

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Sustainability (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Efeito de alterações climáticas na aptidão agrícola para cultivo de milho na microrregião de Guarapuava, Paraná

Lauro Teixeira, Sidnei Jadoski, Robert Faggian, Victor Sposito

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 1-21, Research, Society and Development, Itabira, Brazil, C1

journal article
2019

Enabling political legitimacy and conceptual integration for climate change adaptation research within an agricultural bureaucracy: a systemic inquiry

A Grant, R Ison, R Faggian, V Sposito

(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 573-600, Systemic practice and action research, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Modelling the impacts of blue-green infrastructure on rainfall runoff: a case study of Eastern Victoria, Australia

Z Ghofrani, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 151-172, International journal of water, Olney, Eng., C1

journal article

Improving flood monitoring in rural areas using remote sensing

Z Ghofrani, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 160-171, Water Practice and Technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Designing a Pond and Evaluating its Impact upon Storm-Water Quality and Flow: A Case Study in Rural Australia

Z Ghofrani, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 475-491, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, C1

journal article

The Cost of Climate Change to Agricultural Industries: Coconuts in Sri Lanka

E Pathiraja, G Griffith, R Farquharson, R Faggian

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 428-457, International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Bonn, Germany, C1

journal article
2018

Estimation of temperature alterations in the wheat and barley crop cycle for the year 2050 in Guarapuava, Parana - Brazil

Lauro Ribas Teixeira, Sidnei Jadoski, Robert Faggian, Victor Sposito, Jana Mrazova

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 41-49, APPLIED RESEARCH & AGROTECHNOLOGY, C1

journal article
2017

Assessment of the response of Plasmodiophora brassicae in contaminated horticultural land, using lime-based fertilizer concentrations

A Wakeham, R Faggian, R Kennedy

(2017), Vol. 6, Food and Energy Security, C1

journal article

Specifying and Testing an Equilibrium Displacement Model of the Coconut Market in Sri Lanka

Erandathie Pathiraja, Garry Griffith, Robert Farquharson, Robert Faggian

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 55-86, AUSTRALASIAN AGRIBUSINESS REVIEW, C1

journal article
2016

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

journal article

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, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, C1

journal article

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

conference
2015

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

journal article
2014

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

conference
2013

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2012

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

journal article

Soil data to support broadscale land suitability assessment in the Gippsland Region

R Faggian, H Romeijin, V Sposito

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, A6-1

research report/technical paper
2011

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

Embedding systemic science with FFSR and DPI, phase 2 : final project report

R Faggian, V Sposito, R Ison, A Grant

(2011), Melbourne, Vic, A6-1

research report/technical paper

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

conference

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

conference
2010

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

journal article

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

journal article

Conceptual and methodological opportunities for the Victorian DPI with systems thinking and practice : final report

R Ison, A Grant, B Iaquinto, J Floyd, V Sposito, R Faggian

(2010), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Strategy formulation under conditions of complexity, uncertainty and risk, with reference to climate change

V Sposito, R Faggian

(2010), [Melb, Vic.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2009

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2008

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

conference
2007

Developing on-farm diagnostic kits for brassica diseases

R Faggian

(2007), Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2006

Use of reclaimed effluent water in Australian horticulture

Anne Boland, R Faggian

(2006), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2004

Enhanced detection of bacterial wilt and potato cyst nematode to improve market access for the Australian and New Zealand potato industries

R Faggian, J Marshall

(2004), Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2002

A rapid diagnostic test for clubroot

R Faggian, S Parsons

(2002), Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper
1999

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

journal article

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

A/Prof Robert Faggian

SGSC Grant - Research - Southern Grampians Shire Council

  • 2014: $57,720

Gippsland Climate ChangeCase Study - Phase Two

A/Prof Robert Faggian, A/Prof Victor Sposito

Wellington Shire Council

  • 2014: $100,000

Climate Smart Agricultural Development in the Goulburn Broken region

A/Prof Robert Faggian

Moira Shire Council

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

Listening to the Land; Looking to the Future

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

Hepburn Shire Council

  • 2017: $13,500
  • 2016: $132,600

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

A/Prof Robert Faggian

City of Whittlesea Grant - Research

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

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

A/Prof Robert Faggian, Ms Jana Mrazova

GHCMA Scholarship - Glenelg - Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, SGSC Grant - Research - Southern Grampians Shire Council

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Macedon Ranges Future Jobs Blueprint

A/Prof Robert Faggian, A/Prof Victor Sposito, Dr Madeleine Johnson

Reg Dev Vic Grant - Infrastructure - Regional Development Victoria, Macedon Ranges Shire Council

  • 2018: $51,600
  • 2017: $12,900

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

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

NCCMA Grant - Research - North Central Catchment Management Authority

  • 2019: $15,000

Regenerative agriculture in peri-urban areas.

A/Prof Robert Faggian

City of Whittlesea Grant - Research

  • 2021: $20,000
  • 2020: $5,000
  • 2019: $35,000

Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy: Vulnerability Assessment

A/Prof Robert Faggian, Dr Madeleine Johnson

DPI-NSW - Department of Primary Industries - New South Wales

  • 2022: $12,350
  • 2020: $7,150

Future of Agriculture - Nillumbik

A/Prof Robert Faggian, A/Prof Victor Sposito, Dr Madeleine Johnson

Nillumbik Shire Council

  • 2021: $70,000

Agriculture Chemical Use Mapping

A/Prof Robert Faggian, Dr Jacquie Cotton, A/Prof Victor Sposito, Prof Susan Brumby, Dr Madeleine Johnson, Ms Rebecca Bartel

Monash University (Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research)

  • 2022: $138,695
  • 2021: $50,355

Development of rural and regional climate adaptation strategies that integrate environmental, agricultural and economic development imperatives.

A/Prof Robert Faggian

North Central Catchment Management Authority, Greater Bendigo City Council

  • 2022: $20,000

Industry and Other Funding

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

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

Ian Potter Foundation Grant - Research, Forrest District Community Group

  • 2020: $190,000
  • 2019: $205,909
  • 2018: $195,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Madeleine Cecilia Johnson

Thesis entitled: Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture: Transitioning to a Climate-Smart Agriculture Sector

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2021

Weththige Varunika Nishani Fernando

Thesis entitled: Assessing smallholder farmers' vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change in Sri Lanka: Towards a Sustainable Livelihood framework

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2020

Jana Mrazova

Thesis entitled: Integrating strategic foresight into sustainable development of catchment land-use

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Edward Cornwell

Thesis entitled: The impact of climate change on sub-alpine agriculture: implications for adaptation decision-making

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Ana Spataru

Thesis entitled: The Future of Sustainable Agricultural Development in Metropolitan Peri-Urban areas

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Zahra Ghofrani

Thesis entitled: Designing Resilient Regions by Applying Blue-Green Infrastructure Concepts in Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2021

Alejo Silvarrey Barruffa

Thesis entitled: Climate Change Effects on Eutrophication: Approaches to support environmental decision-making

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences