Knowledge for a sustainable world

Dip, BSc, PhD

Grant is a principal scientist at the International Rice Research Institute and an expert on rodent biology and management. He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers, six books on rodent ecology and management, and one book on impacts of natural resource management in lowland rice. He has also written 80 non refereed proceedings of conferences. He is the coordinator of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC) from 2005 to present, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The IRRC focuses on natural resource management (NRM) of rice production in the irrigated agricultural lowlands in 11 Asian countries. Under the IRRC umbrella for partnerships, Grant is the coordinator of the Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia with Reduced Environmental Footprint (CORIGAP) Project, funded by SDC and located in six Asian countries.

  • Rodent ecology and management, wildlife biology and conservation
  • Natural resource management (NRM) of rice and facilitating the delivery of NRM research to end users through adaptive research
  • Life recognition of excellence, International Conf. Rodent Biology & Management (2014)
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Agriculture for contributions to agriculture in Indonesia (2011)
  • Medal “For The Cause Of Science And Technology Development, Vietnam” (2010)
  • Medal from the Vietnam Minister of Agriculture in recognition for services to agriculture and rural development in Vietnam (2007)
  • Chairman’s Award for Scientific Contribution, Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre (inaugural year of award) (2002)
  • CSIRO Partnership Excellence Award (national) (2002)
  • Scientific Achievement and Impact Award, CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology (1997)
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