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Room: 133, West Wing, SES, Thurgoona Campus
Phone: 02 6051 9461
Email: robrien@csu.edu.au

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Publications

Journal Articles

Morrison P. and O’Brien R. 1999 Modelling Bank Branch Closures. Applied Geography, 21(4):301-330

Book Chapters

Atzmanstorfer, K., Oberthür, T., Läderach, P., O’Brien, R., Collet, L. and Quiñonez, G. 2007. Probability Modelling to Reduce Decision Uncertainty in Environmental Niche Identification and Driving Factor Analysis: CaNaSTA Case Studies. In: Zeil, P. and Kienberger, S. (eds.) Geoinformation for Development – Bridging the Divide through Partnerships, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg

O’Brien, R. 2007. Spatial Decision Support for Tropical Agriculture: CaNaSTA Probability Modelling. In: Zeil, P. and Kienberger, S. (eds.) Geoinformation for Development – Bridging the Divide through Partnerships, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg

Refereed Conference Papers

Barbour R. and O’Brien R., 1995. A Low Cost PC Based Technique for Exploring Changing Water Levels. Presented at AURISA/SIRC ’95 – The 7th Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, in association with AURISA New Zealand and Massey University

Cook S., O’Brien R., Corner R. and Oberthür T. 2003. Is Precision Agriculture Relevant to Developing Countries? In Proceedings of 4th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Berlin, Germany

Cook S., Oberthür T., O’Brien R. and White D. 2004. Using Site-Specific Information to Encourage Safe and Essential Agricultural Development. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management, Minneapolis, July 25-28 2004

books

O’Brien, R. 2006 Spatial Driving Factor Analysis for Specialty Crops. Paper presented at SIRC 2006 – the 18th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago , Dunedin , New Zealand , Nov 6-7

O’Brien R., Cook S., Peters M. and Corner R. 2004. A Bayesian Modeling Approach to Site Suitability Under Conditions of Uncertainty. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management, Minneapolis, July 25-28 2004

O’Brien R., Corner R., Peters M. and Cook S. 2002. A GIS-Based Decision Support Tool for Targeting Biophysical and Socio-Economic Niches in Tropical Agriculture. In Whigham P.A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, p 111-120

O’Brien R., Cook S., Corner R. and Peters M., 2002. Targeting Forages to Farming Systems at Farm Scale Using GIS, Socio-Economic Data and Expert Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resource Management, Precision Agriculture Center, University of Minnesota ASA/CSSA/SSSA, CD-ROM

O’Brien R. 1999. GIS Techniques for Developing a Habitat Classification for Rivers. In Whigham, P.A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, p 283-289

Pengelly, B., Cook, B., Partridge, I., Eagles, D., Peters, M., Hanson, J., Brown, S., Donnelly, J., Mullen, B., Schültze-Kraft, R., Franco, A. and O’Brien, R., 2005. Selection of Forages for the Tropics (SoFT) – a Database and Selection Tool for Identifying Forages Adapted to Local Conditions in the Tropics and Subtropics. Paper presented at XX International Grasslands Conference, Dublin, 26 June – 1 July 2005

Conference Papers

Oberthür T., Watts G., O’Brien R. and Escobar G., 2004. Developing a Research Framework that Supports Sustainable Diversification of Coffee-Based Cropping Systems with Higher Value Crops. Presented at Coffee Industry Conference, Mexico, October 2004.

Läderach P., Vaast P., Oberthür T., O'Brien R., Lara Estrada L.D., Nelson A. 2006 Geographical Analyses to Explore Interactions between Inherent Coffee Quality and Production Environment Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Coffee Science, Montpellier, France, Sep 11-15

Lawrence, J. and O’Brien, R. 2006 Reserve Selection Algorithms – How Important is Spatial Accuracy? Paper presented at SIRC 2006 – the 18 th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago , Dunedin , New Zealand , Nov 6-7

Conference Posters

O’Brien R., Peters M., Corner R. and Cook S., 2005. CaNaSTA – Crop Niche Selection for Tropical Agriculture: A Spatial Decision Support System. Poster presented at XX International Grasslands Conference, Dublin, 26 June – 1 July 2005.

O’Brien R., Peters M., Cook S. and Corner R. 2004. CaNaSTA – Crop Niche Selection for Tropical Agriculture: A Spatial Decision Support System. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management, Minneapolis, July 25-28 2004.

Theses

O’Brien R. 2004. Spatial Decision Support for Selecting Tropical Crops and Forages in Uncertain Environments. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia. (also available online at http://adt.curtin.edu.au/theses/available/adt-WCU20050526.144234/)

O’Brien R. 1998. Closing Branches: Modelling the Implications of Removing Outlets from a Bank Branch Network. A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography, Nov. 1998

Software

O'Brien R. 2006 CaNaSTA v0.2 (beta). Available online.


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