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Robert Milne

Robert Milne

Research Associate

Call: 03 5327 9488
Email: r.milne@federation.edu.au

Professional qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Biological Resource Management), University of Ballarat (1992)

Professional associations

  • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority Land Health Program Steering Committee (since 2016)
  • Leigh Catchment Group board member and Vice Chair (2010–2012)

Professional experience

  • 2013–present: Research Associate, Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia
  • 2011–2013: Research Associate, Centre for Environmental Management, Federation University Australia
  • 1997–2011:  Project Officer, Centre for Environmental Management, Federation University Australia
  • 1993–1997: Farm partner, Helm View Partnership, Cavendish, Australia
  • Conferences

    Schultz N, Good M, Hansen B and Milne R (2016) Tree decline in the agricultural landscapes of South Australia. 11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference. Melbourne Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia, 14–18 November 2016.

    Milne R and Hansen B (2016) Engaging communities for prioritising natural resource management and biodiversity conservation actions. Paper presented at Locate16 Conference, 13–14 April 2016, Melbourne, Victoria.

    Milne R (2016) Online Farm Trials – a national grains research information resource. Paper presented at Grains Research and Development Corporation Research Update Conference, 9 February 2016, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Thompson H, Dahlhaus P, Milne R, Hansen B and MacLeod A (2015) The NRM Planning Portal: Matching regional and local priorities to identify partnership opportunities in catchment management.  Australian Citizen Science Conference 2015: Maximising the Capacity of Citizen Science for Science and Society.  Canberra, 23–24 July 2015.

    Dahlhaus PG, MacLeod A, McKenna K, Milne R and Thompson H (2014) Online information to maximise soil health. Poster presented at Digital Rural Futures Conference, 25–27 June 2014, Toowoomba, Queensland.

    Milne R, Dahlhaus PG,  Nicholson C, Thompson H, MacLeod A, Feely P, McCue T, Gillett H and Corbett J (2014) Online Farm Trials: a research repository for Australian grain growers. Paper presented at Digital Rural Futures Conference, 25–27 June 2014, Toowoomba, Queensland.

  • Major reports and journal papers

    Murphy A, McKenna K, Milne R, Taylor M, Corbett J, Dahlhaus P and Thompson H (2016) Online Farm Trials (OFT) Impact Research: eResearch (first wave) extended timeframe research study. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia (Ballarat). 107p. 

    Dahlhaus PG, Thompson H, McKenna K and Milne R (2014)  Building resilience in farming and agribusiness – Victorian adaptation sustainability partnerships.  Literature review and gap analysis.  Final Report.  Centre for eCommerce and Communications.  Federation University Australia.  36p.

    Milne R (2013) Vegetation Assessment of 'Banongil', Skipton. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Palmer G, Westbrooke M, Gowans S, Milne R, Florentine S and Champness B (2013) Ecosystem function analysis: cypress-pine woodland. Report to Murray Catchment Management Authority. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Mount Helen.

    Gowans S, Milne R, Westbrooke M and Palmer G (2012) Survey of Vegetation and Vegetation Condition of Toorale. Report prepared for the NSW Government Office for Environment and Heritage. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R (2012) Mapping assessment of Phytophthora cinnamomi at Wreck Beach, Great Otway National Park. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Lee M (2012) Sites of high environmental risk mapsheets: VicRoads Western Region. Prepared for VicRoads by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R, Palmer G and Gowans S (2012) Grampians Peaks Trail (Stage 1) Environmental Assessment: Proposed Sundial–Mount Rosea walking track realignment, Proposed Mount Rosea hikers campsite, Proposed Mount Rosea walking track realignment, Proposed Mount Rosea–Borough Huts walking track realignment, Proposed Borough Huts–Lake Bellfield track. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R, Palmer G and Grundell R (2012) Loo-Errn Boardwalk, Wilsons Promontory National Park: Environmental Impact and Net Gain Assessment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Palmer G, Grundell R, Florentine S, Gowans S, Milne R, Miller T and Lee M (2012) Pest Plant Mapping and Monitoring for Greater Bendigo National Park: Kamarooka Section. Database prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gowans S and Milne R (2011) Keilor Park Drive Bridge, over Albion-Broadmeadows Rail: Desktop Environmental (Flora & Fauna) Assessment. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R (2011) Environmental Assessment and Net Gain of Proposed Housing Development, Hocking Avenue, Mount Clear. Report prepared for Greenhaven Estate. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R (2011) Calder Highway, Marong-Bendigo: Flora and Fauna Desktop Assessment. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R, Gibson M, Palmer G and Lee M (2011) 'Ngootyoong Mirring, Ngootyoong Mara' South West Management Plan: Review and Evaluation of Ecological Knowledge. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gibson M, Palmer G and Milne R (2010) Goulburn Valley Freeway Shepparton Bypass - Investigative Biological Survey and Habitat Study. Report prepared for VicRoads North Eastern Region by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gibson M, Palmer G, Milne R and Gowans S (2010) Ecosystem Function Monitoring 2006–2010. Report prepared for the Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gowans S, Milne R and Warnock A (2010) Vegetation Assessment: Lots 18 and 19, 319a Richards Street, Ballarat East. Report prepared for Bilateral Logistics Pty Ltd by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R (2010) Great Ocean Walk, Native Vegetation Net Gain Assessment. Moonlight Valley to Twelve Apostles Proposed Track Realignments. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R (2010) Vegetation Assessment: Proposed Subdivision Access Road Cardigan Village Hadden-Windemere Road. Report prepared for Gull & Co. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R, Gibson M and Lee M (2010) Mount Rosea Hikers Camp, Grampians National Park: Flora, Fauna and Net Gain Assessment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R and Lee M (2010) Weed Database and Maps. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat: Database and maps prepared for VicRoads Western Region.

    Milne R and Lee M (2010) Ecological Values and Impact Assessment: Proposed Addiscot Beach Access Track Great Otway National Park. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    O'May J, Harman J and Milne R (2010) Grow West Landholder Survey - Myrniong and Korkuperrimul Creek Biolinks. Report prepared for Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Warnock A and Milne R (2010) Moorabool Biolink Investigation. Report prepared for Moorabool Shire Council. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Lee M and Milne R (2009) Pyrenees Highway (Section 2, Ch 10.100 - 10.450 km) and Symes Road Intersection Safer Roads Infrastructure Program Project: Flora, Fauna and Habitat Hectare Investigation. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Lee M, Milne R and Gibson M (2009) Mid-Loddon Sub-Catchment Action Plan 2009–2014. Report prepared for Mid-Loddon Sub-Catchment Management Group. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R, Gibson M and Lee M (2009) Great Ocean Walk, Environmental Impact Assessment. Moonlight Valley to Twelve Apostles Proposed Track Realignment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R, Palmer G and Gibson M (2009) Environmental Impact Assessment of the Great Ocean Walk. Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gowans S, Milne R, O'May J and Palmer G (2008) Prioritisation of review of Roadside Conservation Management Plans. Report to VicRoads, Environmental Services by Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Victoria.

    Lee M and Milne R (2008) McIvor Hwy at Ch.140.750 - 141.100 km - Axe Creek Bridge (SN2412) - Rural Arterial Bridge Project. Centre for Environmental Management. University of Ballarat, Vic.

    Milne R and Lee M (2008) Pyreness Highway (Section 2, Ch 9.98 - 14.80 km) Safer Roads Infrastructure Program; Flora, Fauna and Habitat Hectare Investigation. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Palmer G, Munawar S, Gibson M and Milne R (2008) Grow West Biodiversity Monitoring Project. Report to Department of Primary Industries by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Victoria.

    Pigott P and Milne R (2008) Management Plan for Remnant Vegetation Offsets at "Banongil Station', Skipton. Prepared for Gull and Co. by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gibson M and Milne R (2007) Viewshed Analysis of Proposed Windfarm at Tuki Farm. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R (2007) Moorabool Shire Biodiversity Habitat Mapping. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Gibson M (2007) Vegetation Assessment: Crown allotments 7,119, 121, 122, 123 (Part) 124A Section 14, Crown Allotment 12c Section 15, Crown Allotment 507 (no section), Western Highway, Ararat. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Gibson M (2007) Vegetation Assessment: Proposed Subdivision, Corner Duggan St and Boronia Rd, Black Hill. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Kendal L (2007) City of Ballarat Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Report prepared for City of Ballarat. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R and O’Keefe M (2007) Pyrenees Highway Curve Realignment - Flora, Fauna and Habitat Hectare Assessment. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R and Pigott JP (2007) Ground Truthing of Default Habitat Hectare Score Mapping. Report prepared for VicRoads. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Palmer G, D'Ombrain T, Gibson M,  Milne R, Leversha J, Gowans S and Pigott JP (2007) Corangamite Vegetation Assessment Survey. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Victoria.

    Milne R (2006) Habitat Tree Inspection: Western Highway. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Kendal L (2006) Draft City of Ballarat Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt. Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R, Palmer G and Leversha J (2006) Framework for Achieving Net Gain in Native Vegetation through Roadside Management. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Palmer G, Callister K, Baker B, Milne R, Gibson M and Szigethy-Gyula J (2006) Ecological report on compliance with FFG Act permit conditions during removal of aerial signal infrastructure within biosites on the Melbourne to Ballarat line. Report prepared for Thiess ALSTOM Joint Venture by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen.

    Palmer G, O'May J, Gibson Mand  Milne R (2006) Proposed Bellarine Lakes Village, 402-404 Bellarine Highway, Moolap. Environmental Management Plan. Report to TGM Group Pty Ltd. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Westbrooke M, Gibson M and Milne R (2006) Preliminary Assessment Of Risk For Further Seismic Survey Within Battersby and Bulley Blocks, Lower Glenelg National Park. Report prepared for Essential Petroleum by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat, Victoria.

    Gowans S, Leversha J and Milne R (2005) Victorian Volcanic Plains Grasslands Glenelg Hopkins Study: The Role of Disturbance Regimes in Maintaining Biodiversity. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Gowans S, Leversha J and Milne R (2005) Mount Mercer Nature Conservation Reserve: The Role of Disturbance Regimes in Maintaining Biodiversity. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R (2005) Strategic Assessment of Fragmentation of Parks and Reserves by Roads and Tracks: Supplementary Information on the Level of Fragmentation of Box-Ironbark Parks and Reserves by Roads and Tracks. Report prepared for Parks Victoria. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R, D'Ombrain T and Leversha J (2005) Native Vegetation Mapping and Review of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO1). Prepared for the City of Ballarat. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Westbrooke M, Gibson M, Milne R, Gowans S, Callister K, Florentine S and Whittle D (2005) The Vegetation of Gundabooka National Park, Western New South Wales. Report prepared for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Draper R, Gowans S, Gibson M, Baker B and Milne R (2004) Wetland Dependent Fauna in the Birchip Area, North-west Victoria. Report prepared for Birchip Landcare Group by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat.

    Milne R (2004) Restoration of Dryland Ecology, Ephemeral Waterways and Wetlands: A Research Audit. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Gibson M (2004) Strategic Assessment of Fragmentation of Parks and Reserves by Roads and Tracks: Phase 3 - Risks and Values. Report to Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R, Gibson M and Kendal L (2004) Enhanced Management of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Management Assets on Roadsides. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mount Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Ross J (2004) Craigieburn Grassland Nature Conservation Reserve - Land Use History and Grazing Management Guidelines. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt Helen, Victoria.

    Harding C, Gibson M, Milne R and Callister K (2003) Gap Analysis - Identification of Priority Sites for the Establishment of Protected Areas Network: A Database Approach - Port Phillip Region. Report prepared for the Department of Sustainability and Environment by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Westbrooke M, Leversha J, Gibson M, O'Keefe M, Milne R, Gowans S and Callister K (2003) The vegetation of Peery Lake area, Paroo-Darling National Park, western New South Wales. Cunninhamia, 8(1), 111–128.

    Baker B, Douglas S and Milne R (2002) Assessment of the Environmental Risks of the Proposed Six Peaks Walking Track in Mount Cole State Forest and Mount Buangor State Park. Report prepared for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Gibson M, Milne R, Cahill D, Wilson B and Baker B (2002) Preliminary Review of the Actual and Potential Distribution of Phytophthora cinnamomi Dieback in Parks and Reserves Across Victoria. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Leversha J, Irvin M, Milne R, Gibson M, Kerr M and Harding C (2002) Proposed High Voltage Transmission Line Between South Australia and New South Wales (SNI) Environmental Impact Statement - NSW Flora and Fauna Assessment, Northern Route (Ammended). Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R and Gibson M (2002) Strategic Assessment of Fragmentation of Parks and Reserves by Roads and Tracks: Phase 2 - Level of Fragmentation of Parks and Reserves by Roads and Tracks. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Gibson M (2002) Leigh Catchment Project Database. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt Helen, Victoria.

    Milne R and Harding C (2002) Great Ocean Walk Development Risk Assessment: Otway National Park. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R and Kerr M (2002) Great Ocean Walk Environmental Values Assessment: Otway National Park. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Westbrooke M, Leversha J, Gibson M, Milne R, Gowans S, Harding C and O'Keefe M (2002) The Vegetation of Peery National Park Western New South Wales. Report prepared for the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Hadden S and Milne R (2001) Murray Central Reserves Baseline Assessments. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Kerr M and Milne R (2001) Great Ocean Walk, Port Campbell National Park: Development Risk Assessment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Leversha J, Milne R, Gibson M, Brown G and Kerr M (2001) Proposed High Voltage Transmission Line Between South Australia and New South Wales (SNI) Environmental Impact Statement. NSW / VIC Flora and Fauna Impact Working Paper. Report prepared for Sinclair Knight Merz by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Kerr M, Milne R and Gibson M (2000) Vegetation Mapping Study. Report prepared for Lower Murray Darling Rangeland Management Action Plan Inc. and SunRISE 21 Inc. by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Westbrooke M., Kerr M, Leversha J, Gibson M, Milne R, Hadden S and Gowans S (2000) Vegetation Survey of the Proposed Extension to Mungo National Park. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat: Quadrat data supplied to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Gibson M, Leversha J, Prevett P and Milne R (1999) Koala Habitat Assessment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Kerr M, Milne R and Gibson M (1999) Vegetation Mapping Study. Report prepared for Lower Murray Darling Rangeland Management Action Plan Inc. and SunRISE 21 Inc. by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R, Kerr M and Gibson M (1999) Great Ocean Walk, Port Campbell National Park: Environmental Values Assessment. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R, O'May J, Ross J, Heislers A and Saunders D (1999) Mid-term review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Indigenous protected areas program. Report prepared for Environment Australia by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R, O'May J, Ross J, Heislers A and Saunders D (1999) Mid-term review of the Natural Heritage Trust: National reserve system program. Report prepared for Environment Australia by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R, O'May J, Ross J, Heislers A and Saunders D (1999) Mid-term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: World Heritage Management Program. Report prepared for Environment Australia by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R, Westbrooke M, Norman L, Jackson J and O'May J (1999) Terrick Terrick National Park Land Use History and Grazing Management Guidelines. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Gibson M, Kerr M, Milne R and Wilcock P (1998) Strategic Assessment of Condition of Vegetation in Victorian Parks. Report prepared for Parks Victoria by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Mt, Helen, Ballarat.

    Leversha J, Milne R, Capicchiano L and Brown G (1998) ETSA Transmission / TransGrid Riverlink (SANI) Project Environmental Impact Statement: Preliminary Flora and Fauna Study. Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

    Milne R and Miller J (1997) Wimmera Catchment Regional Vegetation Plan. Report prepared for the Wimmera Regional Catchment and Land Protection Board by the Centre for Environmental Management, University of Ballarat. Victoria.

     

     
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