Joining the dots: climate change, supply chains, rural restructuring and rural practice change


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Researcher's References

Barr, N. (2009). The House on the Hill: The Transformation of Australia's Farming Communities, Land and Water Australia, Canberra. See here.

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46(11): 1407-1424. [If you or your organisation subscribes to the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture you can access the paper at: (or non-subscribers can buy a copy on-line for A$25). Otherwise, email to ask for a copy.]

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders, Connections: Farm, Food and Resource Issues, here (summary version of above paper).


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About the Researcher

Dr Neil Barr

 Dr Neil Barr

Senior Social Researcher, Department of Primary Industries, Bendigo Centre

 Neil's research interests include social change in Australian agricultural communities, social change and impact assessment in irrigation communities, adoption of new technology for management of dryland salinity and soil health, community involvement and consultation in catchment management and social research methodologies both quantitative and qualitative.

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) - Psychology, University of Melbourne, 1976
  • Master of Science (Environmental Psychology/Rural Sociology), University of Melbourne, 1984
  • PhD, University of Melbourne, 2000

Awards and Achievements

  • Inaugural Land & Water Australia Fellow
  • 2002 Australian Census Analytic Program Scholar