Dr Ian Grange

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Countryside Management
Ian Grange

Position

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Countryside Management

Qualifications

PhD (Sydney), MSc (Aberdeen), BSc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), PGCHE (Glos), FHEA

Contact details

ian.grange@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

University responsibilities

  • Acting Head of Centre
  • Member: Learning and Teaching Enhancement Committee
  • Member: Environment and Sustainability Strategy Group
  • Member: Validation Review Board
  • Coordinator: Cool Farm Institute partnership
  • Work Based Placement Coordinator (Foundation Degrees)
  • PhD supervisor: Carbon sequestration in hedgerows and field margins

Professional memberships

  • Member: British Society of Soil Science (1995 - present)
  • Member: Association of Applied Biologists (2013 – present)
  • Member: Butterfly Conservation (2009 – present)
  • Member: Gloucestershire Reserves Management Committee, Butterfly Conservation (2009 – present)

External appointments

External Examiner:

  • University of Gloucestershire (2013 – present)
  • Harper Adams University (2010 – present

Peer reviewer:

  • Soil Use and Management. Published for the BSSS by Wiley-Blackwell. January 2012 – present.
  • Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). Partner Call on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research.
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
  • The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU, Phase IV) - Part of the multiagency Living with Environmental Change Programme (LWEC).

Research

Research Interests

Recent

  • Carbon sequestration in hedgerows and field margins.
  • Carbon footprint modelling (Cool Farm Institute).
  • Soil attribute variability, particularly carbon and bulk density, both spatially and through time at different scales. Sampling regimes/intensities to best describe and account for the variability of soil attribute data.Impact of land use transformations and associated management regimes on soil and other ecosystem components.
  • Bracken management: Control measures and evaluating the impact of bracken on understorey ground flora.Environmental monitoring schemes.

Previous

  • Adaptations to climate change: Carbon sequestration potential in Australian agricultural soils.
  • Prediction of total soil carbon and carbon fractions using mid-infrared spectroscopy (MIR).
  • Soil survey and land evaluation (Thai Department of Agriculture).
  • Assessment of soil management through field experimentation - sugarcane (tillage systems and economic comparisons) and tropical horticultural crops.
  • Impact of forest fallow farming systems on soil quality.
  • Green manure crops and rhizobial inoculation in legumes.
  • Amendments of crop nutrient deficiencies by foliar spraying.
  • Recycled organics.
  • Environmental impacts of urban expansion in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The role of civil society (Thailand) in environmental management.

Teaching

Senior Lecturer: 

  • Environment and Countryside Management

Programme Manager:

  • FdSc Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management
  • FdSc Archaeology and Historic Landscape Conservation
  • BSc Countryside Management

Module leader

  • Countryside Management
  • Landscape Conservation
  • Supervisory and Mentoring Skills
  • Introduction to Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management
  • Practical Conservation Skills
  • Farming and the Environment
  • Environment and Woodland Management (joint)
  • Coordinate 14 other modules which are jointly taught with Cirencester College

Publications

Refereed publications

  • Grange I. (2013) Bracken Pteridium aquilinum control on small conservation sites, Miserden, UK. Conservation Evidence Journal, 10, pp. 16-19.
  • Grange I, Murphy, B, Rawson A (2008) Guidelines for estimating soil carbon levels in Eastern Australia. Report for the Project: Land Management to Increase Carbon Sequestration in NSW (Project 2), Development of a Soil Carbon Sampling Protocol, The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Projects Programme (GGERPP), Forests NSW.
  • Wilson B, Cowie A, Murphy BW, Singh BP, Young R, Rawson A, Grange I, Dixon J (2008) Proposed sampling protocol for soil carbon. Report for the Project: Land Management to Increase Soil Carbon Sequestration in NSW, The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Projects Programme (GGERPP), NSW DPI.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P (2005) Comparative analysis of different tillage systems used in sugarcane (Thailand). Australian Farm Business Management (AFBM) Journal, 2 (1).
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2005) Soil carbon variability in central NSW. Australian Farm Business Management (AFBM) Journal, 2 (2).
  • Grange I (2004) Soil excavation and landfill: a significant problem for central Thailand? Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 52 (1) 1-8. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I, Kansuntisukmongkol K (2003) Effect of fallow length on soil structure, hydraulic properties, and soil organic carbon in a swidden cultivation system of Western Thailand. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad), (80) 4.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P (2002) The effect of sugarcane management systems on the soil physical and chemical properties in the central plains of Thailand. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, 35 (2).
  • Grange I, Choodee K (2000) Effects of foliar sprays on iron deficient jackfruit (Autocarpus integrus Merr.) growing in calcareous soils. Thai Journal of Soils and Fertilizers, 22 (1).
  • Grange I, Choodee K, Phudphong N, Bamroongkit A (1999) Effects of soil surface management techniques on the soil chemical and physical characteristics of two soil series, over time, in Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, 32 (3).
  • Grange I, Phudphong N (1999) Biofertilization by rhizobial inoculation in clay soils of Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand. Thai Journal of Soils and Fertilizers, 21 (4).

Refereed conference publications

  • Grange, ID (2013) Simple and effective soil assessment for improved productivity. International Conference ‘Sharing and Transfer of Technology and Experience in Rural Environmental Protection’, Chongming Island, Shanghai, 24-26 April 2013.
  • Axe M, Grange I, Baines RN, Conway, JS (2012) Annual production and destination of shoots from a flailed hedge. International Symposium on Hedgerows: Hedgerow Futures, Staffordshire University, 3-5 September 2012.
  • Axe M, Grange I, Baines RN, Conway, JS (2012) Carbon sequestration by an agricultural hedgerows – methods and rationale. International Symposium on Hedgerows: Hedgerow Futures, Staffordshire University, 3-5 September 2012.
  • Grange I, Kansuntisukmongkol K (2004) Impact of fallow length on soil structure and soil water characteristics in a swidden cultivation system of western Thailand. In: Singh B et al. (Eds.), Supersoil 2004: Programme and Abstracts for the 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 5 – 9 December 2004. www.regional.org.au/au/asssi/
  • Prammanee P, Grange I, Prasertsak P, Lairungreung C, Sruttaporn C (2001) Minimum tillage of sugarcane in Thailand: Its effect on yields, soil properties and cost effectiveness. 24th International Society of Sugarcane Technologists Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 16-21, 2001.

Unrefereed conference publications

  • Axe M, Grange I, Baines RN, Conway, JS (2013) Carbon sequestration in British hedgerows. Association of Applied Biologists, Rethinking Agricultural Systems in the UK. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 18-19 December 2013.
  • Grange, I (2013) Soil Protection: An EU Perspective. Sino-EU Cooperation on the Research of Agricultural Clean Technology Practice and Eco-compensation Policy for Addressing Climate Change. 11 Sep 2013. Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
  • Axe, MS, Grange, ID, Baines, RN and Conway, JS (2013) Carbon sequestration by agricultural hedgerows - evidence to date and improving predictions. British Society of Soil Science, Early Career Conference. March 27-28, 2013. University of York.
  • Axe M, Grange I, Baines RN, Conway, JS (2012) Carbon stocks in hedgerows. British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting, University of Nottingham, UK, 4-5 September 2012.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2010) Soil carbon variability of a grassy woodland ecosystem in southeastern Australia: Implications for sampling. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010.
  • Grange, I (2009). The value of organic matter in soil management. The Future of Your Soil, Rural Enterprise Gateway, Knowledge Network Seminar, 18 May 2009. Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester [also joint programme organiser].
  • Grange I, Rawson A, Nicol H (2007) Soil carbon density: Aspects of sampling in a variable environment. Charles Sturt University Research Showcase 2007, 19 November 2007, Orange, NSW, Australia. Award for best presentation.
  • Cowie AL, Murphy B, Rawson A, Wilson B, Singh B, Young R, Grange I (2007) Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: A potential carbon trading opportunity? Greenhouse 2007: Latest Science and Technology, 2-5 October 2007, Sydney, Australia.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2007) Problems with sampling intensity and bulk density measurements in forest soils. International Symposium on Forest Soils and Ecosystem Health, 19-23 August 2007, Noosa, Australia.
  • Grange I, Rawson A, Nicol H (2006) Carbon variability in a grassy woodland / pasture paired-site in Central West, NSW. Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated and the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council Inc Conference, 3-7 December 2006, Adelaide, Australia. Best session presentation.
  • Grange I, Rawson A, Nicol H (2006) Soil bulk density: how effective is the core method? Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated and the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council Inc Conference, 3-7 December 2006, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Grange I, Rawson A, Nicol H (2006) Carbon balance in soils and vegetation of a grassy woodland ecosystem in south-eastern Australia: implications for sampling. British Society of Soil Science Annual General Meeting. Soils, Vegetation and Climate Change, 13-15 September 2006, Leeds, UK.
  • Grange I, Rawson A, Nicol H (2006) Do sampler cores accurately reflect soil bulk density? British Society of Soil Science Annual General Meeting. Soils, Vegetation and Climate Change, 13-15 September 2006, Leeds, UK.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2005) The significance of soil as a sink for carbon – a Central West perspective. Rural Futures 2020, Postgraduate Research Student Conference, Charles Sturt University, Orange, 23 November 2005.
  • Grange I (2005) Soil carbon variability in Central NSW. Orange Research Showcase, Charles Sturt University & the University of Sydney, Orange Campus, 5-6 May 2005. Poster presentation.
  • Grange I (2004) Assessment of soil organic carbon variability in western NSW. Research Student Conference: Sustainability Research and Education Day. The University of Sydney, Orange Campus, 2 December 2004.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P (2004) Comparative analysis of different tillage systems used in sugarcane (Thailand). In: Charry, A. and Loo, E.C. (Eds.) 2004 AFBM/Network Conference: ‘Profit in an Uncertain Environment’, Proceedings of Abstracts, Orange NSW 2800, Australia, 5 - 7 December 2004.
  • Grange, I, Prammanee, P & Prasertsak, P (2003). Effects of Tillage Systems on Soil Physical Properties and Sugarcane Yield in Thailand. International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), 16th Triennial Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 13-18 July 2003.
  • Grange I (2003) Cultural Perspectives of Environmental Policy: Forest Policy in Thailand. International Perspectives on Environmental Public Policy, Budapest, Hungary, June 2-4, 2003. University of San Francisco and Pazmany Peter Katolikus Egyetem.
  • Poungsomlee A, Grange I (2003) Civil Society Participation and Partnerships in Environmental Policy: The Present Situation of Thailand. International Perspectives on Environmental Public Policy, Budapest, Hungary, June 2-4, 2003. University of San Francisco and Pazmany Peter Katolikus Egyetem.
  • Grange I (2003) Biospeculation / Biopiracy: A Thai Perspective. Security and Natural Resource Conflicts New Vulnerability and New Vigilance. Inter-University Short Executive Programme, Environmental UN University for Peace (UPEACE) and the Network of Asia Pacific Universities and Institutions for Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building (APCP). Mahidol University, Bangkok, 14 – 18 July 2003.
  • Grange I, Dilokwanich S (2002) Towards Community Based River Basin Management: A Case Study of the Tachin River in Central Thailand. 'Asian Community Empowerment in Environmental Management: A Policy Issue'. The 5th Asian Development Research Forum (ADRF) General Meeting, 2-3 December 2002. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P (2002) Long Term Effects of Soil Tillage Systems on Sugarcane Yield and Soil Properties. 17th World Congress of Soil Science, August 14-21, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. (Poster).
  • Grange I (2001) Carbon Sequestration in Soils. Annual Conference, ‘Environmental Crisis: Research Directions for Thailand’, September 26, 2001, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I (2001) The influence of soil surface management practices on the nutrient status and physical properties of calcareous soils in Western Thailand. International Workshop on Nutrient Balances for Sustainable Agricultural Production and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia, IWMI / IBSRAM, February 20-22, 2001, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Prammanee P, Grange I, Prasertsak P, Lairungreung C, Sruttaporn C (2000) Effect of minimumtillage on sugarcane yield and soil properties. I. Effect on sugarcane yield and juice quality. Thai Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Congress, August 14-17, Korat, Thailand.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P, Lairungreung C, Sruttaporn C (2000) Effect of soil minimum-tillage on sugarcane yield and soil properties. II. Effect on soil properties. Thai Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Congress, August 14-17, Korat, Thailand.
  • Grange I (1996) An investigation into the effects of two different planting techniques on the root growth of guava. Proceedings of the Horticultural Research Institute Annual Conference, DOA, 3-7 March 1996, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.

Consultancies & reports

  • Grange I (2010) Development of measurement protocols for carbon pools in field boundaries: hedgerows, margins and tree strips. Royal Agricultural College Pump-priming grant project.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2007) “Soil Watch” Test Experiment, Central West. Assessment of the soil sampling protocol for the Soil and Land Condition Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting, DECC, NSW.
  • Poungsomlee A, Dilokwanich S, Grange I (2003) Civil Society Partnership: Thailand Country Development Partnership for the Environment (CDP-E). A Report for the World Bank. Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • Navanugraha C, Grange I (2002) Soil Biodiversity in Thailand. Report produced for the Biodiversity Research and Training Programme (BRT), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I (1998) Soil Survey of Kanchanaburi Horticultural Experiment Station. Horticultural Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand (ISBN 974-05-0162-1).

Communication and exposure of research

  • Perkins, D. & Grange I. (2013) Annual Review of Butterflies on Miserden Park Butterfly Transect 2012. Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire Branch.
  • Perkins, D. & Grange I. (2012) Annual Review of Butterflies on Miserden Park Butterfly Transect 2011. Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire Branch.
  • Grange I (2008). Biogeochemical cycling. Guest lecture to Wiltshire University, Lackham Campus, 15 December 2008.
  • Grange I, Murphy B, Rawson A (2007) Guidelines for estimating soil carbon levels in Eastern Australia. Soil Carbon Project Meeting. NSW DPI Office, Sydney, 12 June 2007.
  • Grange I (2007) More to life than cricket! Cornstalk: ASSSI, New South Wales Branch Newsletter, May 2007.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2006) Soil carbon and climate change. Charles Sturt University – Orange, Community Day. 8-9 September 2006. Poster presentation.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2006) Carbon variability and implication for sampling. Soil Carbon Project Meeting. NSW DPI Office, Sydney, 17 August 2006.
  • Grange I, Rawson A (2006) Carbon variability and implications for sampling. Soil Carbon Seminar, Cowra Department of Natural Resources, NSW, 26 June 2006.
  • Grange I (2006) “There’s carbon in them there hills!” My part in a modern day carbon rush. Lunchtime Seminar Series, Charles Sturt University, Orange, 6 June 2006.
  • Grange I (2005) The role of terrestrial carbon in mitigating global warming. Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society Newsletter, July 2005.
  • Grange I (2005) Global warming: can increasing terrestrial carbon buy time? Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society. Orange, 9 June 2005.
  • Grange I (2005) Soil carbon variability in Central NSW: A multi-scale approach. Research Forum, Charles Sturt University, Orange Campus, 10 March 2005.
  • Grange I, Prammanee P, Prasertsak P (2004) Cost analysis for different sugarcane tillage systems in Thailand. FCRI Bulletin, 5 (1). Field Crops Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I, Choodee K, Bamroongkit A (2001) Effect of Rhizobium inoculation on the biomass production of selected green manure crops. FCRI Bulletin, 3 (1). Field Crops Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Grange I (1998) Biofertilization by Rhizobial Inoculation. Small Farm Newsletter, No. 33. CUSO Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand.