DR Andrew Smith

DR Andrew Smith


  • Agroecosystem simulation
  • Agronomy
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Crop-livestock systems
  • Digital agriculture
  • Farm systems modelling
  • Nitrogen and water cycling in agricultural systems
  • Water quality in agricultural catchments



  • Through my research I aim to address the sustainability, productivity and profitability of agricultural systems, particularly where livestock are important. I have investigated a large range of agricultural systems from scales of paddock through to catchments.

    I am interested in systems modelling and analysis to address resource use efficiency, climate change adaptation, linking models and the use of innovative systems that harvest digital agriculture. I have a wide and diverse background having researched and published in different areas, often within a multidisciplinary environment.

    I have a soft spot for the drylands, and a special interest in investigating farming systems with elements of legumes and livestock.     


Member of

  • Soil Science Society of Australia. Member 2018 -
  • The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science & TechnologyThe Australian Institute of Agricultural Science & Technology. Certified Practising Agriculturist 2018 -
  • CSIRO Alumni. Member 2016 -
  • Australian Society of Agronomy. Member 2015 -
  • Melboune University Alumni. Member 2014 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2014
  • MAgSci, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BAppSci, University of Ballarat 1996


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise Masters and PhD Students