Professor Deirdre Dragovich

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney


Research interests

Current research relates mainly to rock weathering in different environments, including work on monumental stone, desert varnish and arid environments generally; patterns of dryland salinity; sediment transfer on hillslopes and to streams, especially in post-fire landscapes; and management of soil erosion including pathway erosion in national parks. Postgraduate teaching involves supervision of PhD researchers and presentation of courses in environmental science (Management of Parks) and on research skills (Integrated Research Practice).

Selected grants

2005

  • 1951 - Effects Of Catchment Land Use On Sediment Movement And Sediment Sources; Dragovich D; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.

2004

  • Dryland salinity in the Macquarie River Catchment, central west NSW; Dragovich D; Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources/ARC Linkage Industry Partner.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Bridgman, H., Dragovich, D., Dodson, J. (2008). The Australian Physical Environment. 253 Normanby Road, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Fire Intensity, Run-off and Sediment Movement in Eucalypt Forest near Sydney Australia. In R. J Allison (Eds.), Applied Geomorphology: Theory and Practice, (pp. 145-164). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Journals

  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2014). Catchment scale geostatistical simulation and uncertainty of soil erodibility using sequential Gaussian simulation. Environmental Earth Sciences. [More Information]
  • Morris, R., Bradstock, R., Dragovich, D., Henderson, M., Penman, T., Ostendorf, B. (2014). Environmental assessment of erosion following prescribed burning in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 23(1), 104-116. [More Information]
  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2013). Distributed empirical algorithms to estimate catchment scale sediment connectivity and yield in a subtropical region. Hydrological Processes, 28, 2671-2684. [More Information]
  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2013). Estimating catchment-scale annual soil loss in managed native eucalypt forests, Australia. Forest Ecology and Management, 304, 20-32. [More Information]
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Forest management policies and oil wealth in Iran over the last century: A review. Natural Resources Forum, 37(3), 167-176. [More Information]
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Image acquisition for detection of vegetation change based on long-term rainfall in an arid rangeland in Western NSW, Australia. Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(1), 83-95. [More Information]
  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D., Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R. (2012). Temporary increases in suspended sediment yields following selective eucalypt forest harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management, 283, 96-105. [More Information]
  • Dragovich, D., Bajpai, S. (2012). Visitor Attitudes and Erosional Impacts on the Coast Walk, Royal National Park. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 134, B113-B118.
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2011). Combating desertification in Iran over the last 50 years: An overview of changing approaches. Journal of Environmental Management, 92(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dragovich, D., Egan, M. (2011). Salt weathering and experimental desalination treatment of building sandstone, Sydney (Australia). Environmental Earth Sciences, 62(2), 277-288. [More Information]
  • (Dominis) Haron, M., Dragovich, D. (2010). Climatic influences on dryland salinity in central west New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 74(10), 1216-1224.
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2010). Cross-sectoral and participatory approaches to combating desertification: The Iranian experience. Natural Resources Forum, 34(2), 140-154. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2009). Interpreting sediment delivery processes using suspended sediment-discharge hysteresis patterns from nested upland catchments, south-eastern Australia. Hydrological Processes, 23(17), 2415-2426. [More Information]
  • Dragovich, D., (Dominis) Haron, M. (2008). Dryland Salinity and Rainfall Patterns: a Preliminary Investigation in Central West New South Wales (Australia). Land Degradation and Development, 19(5), 564-573. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Improving precision in sediment source and erosion process distinction in an upland catchment, south-eastern Australia. Catena, 72(1), 191-203. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Post-fire hillslope erosion response in a sub-alpine environment, south-eastern Australia. Catena, 73(3), 274-285. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Sediment budget analysis of slope-channel coupling and in-channel sediment storage in an upland catchment, southeastern Australia. Geomorphology, 101(4), 643-654. [More Information]
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2007). Spatial based compromise programming for multiple criteria decision making in land use planning. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 12(3), 171-184. [More Information]
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). A conceptual model for defining and assessing land management units using a fuzzy modeling approach in GIS environment. Environmental Management, 29, 647-661.
  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Fire Intensity, Slopewash and Bio-transfer of sediment in eucalypt forest, Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27, 1309-1319. [More Information]
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). Using GIS -based continuous methodss for assessing agricultural land-use potential in sloping areas. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 29, 3-20.
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). Using remote sensing and GIS for assessing and mapping land use and land qualitites in the Hawkesbury-Nepean river catchment, Australia. Geocarto International, 17(3), 15-24.
  • Dragovich, D., Susino, G. (2001). Identification of experimental quartz microdebitage from rock engravings. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 859-868.

Conferences

  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Preliminary assessment of the economic dimensions and benefits of fifty years of anti-desertification plans in Iran. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Germany: Global Risk Forum.
  • Morris, R., Dragovich, D., Ostendorf, B. (2012). Hillslope erosion and post-fire sediment trapping at Mount Bold, South Australia.
  • Dragovich, D. (2012). Mountain Biking on Walking Trails: Management Adapting to Special Interest Tourism, Royal National Park, Australia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism, Greece: International Association for Tourism Policy.
  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2012). Native forest C factor determination using satellite imagery in four sub-catchments.
  • Dragovich, D., Webb, A., Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R. (2012). Suspended sediment yield following wildfires in a mixed species eucalypt forest, southeastern Australia. Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges, Banff: IAHS Press.
  • Morris, R., Calliss, S., Frizenschaf, J., Blason, M., Dragovich, D., Henderson, M., Ostendorf, B. (2008). Controlling sediment movement following bushfire – a case study in managing water quality. Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Multi-scale sediment dynamics in an upland catchment, southeastern Australia: a synthesis. International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments, Oxford, UK: IAHS Press.
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2007). Sediment supply from small upland catchments: possible implications of headwater channel restoration for stream management. 5th Australian Stream Management Conference, Thurgoona, Albury, NSW: Charles Sturt University.
  • Markopoulos, T., Perdikatsis, V., Repouskou, E., Dragovich, D. (2006). Mortar analysis of samples from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. International Conference on Heritage, Weathering and Conservation, Leiden, Netherlands: Taylor and Francis.
  • Dragovich, D., Edwards, G. (2004). A preliminary investigation into visitor-generated stone deterioration. International Conference in Dimension Stone 2004, Leiden, Netherlands: A.A. Balkema imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D. (2004). Episodic Sediment Pulses Generated By Forested Flood Plain Stripping: Bruces Creek, Nadgee State Forest, Southeastern Australia. International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Russia: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
  • Dragovich, D. (2003). Desert varnish in Australia's arid environments: a geographical perspective. Geography's New Frontiers Conference, Sydney, NSW: The Geographical Society of New South Wales.
  • Webb, A., Erskine, W., Dragovich, D. (2002). Flood-driven formation and destruction of a forested flood plain and in-channel benches on a bedrock-confined stream: Wheeny Creek, southeast Australia. The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Sediment and Organic Matter Transfer following bushfires in the Blue Mountains, Australia. The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D., Erskine, W. (2001). Cataclysmic erosion, Tristaniopsis laurina colonisation and the late Holocene stability of Bruces Creek, Nadgee State Forest, NSW. Third Australian Stream Management Conference, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Dragovich, D. (2001). Condition of the sea wall at Farm Cove, Australia. 9th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece, : Ads & Adea.

2014

  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2014). Catchment scale geostatistical simulation and uncertainty of soil erodibility using sequential Gaussian simulation. Environmental Earth Sciences. [More Information]
  • Morris, R., Bradstock, R., Dragovich, D., Henderson, M., Penman, T., Ostendorf, B. (2014). Environmental assessment of erosion following prescribed burning in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 23(1), 104-116. [More Information]

2013

  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2013). Distributed empirical algorithms to estimate catchment scale sediment connectivity and yield in a subtropical region. Hydrological Processes, 28, 2671-2684. [More Information]
  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2013). Estimating catchment-scale annual soil loss in managed native eucalypt forests, Australia. Forest Ecology and Management, 304, 20-32. [More Information]
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Forest management policies and oil wealth in Iran over the last century: A review. Natural Resources Forum, 37(3), 167-176. [More Information]
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Image acquisition for detection of vegetation change based on long-term rainfall in an arid rangeland in Western NSW, Australia. Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(1), 83-95. [More Information]
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2013). Preliminary assessment of the economic dimensions and benefits of fifty years of anti-desertification plans in Iran. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Germany: Global Risk Forum.

2012

  • Morris, R., Dragovich, D., Ostendorf, B. (2012). Hillslope erosion and post-fire sediment trapping at Mount Bold, South Australia.
  • Dragovich, D. (2012). Mountain Biking on Walking Trails: Management Adapting to Special Interest Tourism, Royal National Park, Australia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism, Greece: International Association for Tourism Policy.
  • Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R., Dragovich, D., Webb, A. (2012). Native forest C factor determination using satellite imagery in four sub-catchments.
  • Dragovich, D., Webb, A., Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R. (2012). Suspended sediment yield following wildfires in a mixed species eucalypt forest, southeastern Australia. Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges, Banff: IAHS Press.
  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D., Jamshidi (Jamshidialashti), R. (2012). Temporary increases in suspended sediment yields following selective eucalypt forest harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management, 283, 96-105. [More Information]
  • Dragovich, D., Bajpai, S. (2012). Visitor Attitudes and Erosional Impacts on the Coast Walk, Royal National Park. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 134, B113-B118.

2011

  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2011). Combating desertification in Iran over the last 50 years: An overview of changing approaches. Journal of Environmental Management, 92(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dragovich, D., Egan, M. (2011). Salt weathering and experimental desalination treatment of building sandstone, Sydney (Australia). Environmental Earth Sciences, 62(2), 277-288. [More Information]

2010

  • (Dominis) Haron, M., Dragovich, D. (2010). Climatic influences on dryland salinity in central west New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 74(10), 1216-1224.
  • Amiraslani, F., Dragovich, D. (2010). Cross-sectoral and participatory approaches to combating desertification: The Iranian experience. Natural Resources Forum, 34(2), 140-154. [More Information]

2009

  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2009). Interpreting sediment delivery processes using suspended sediment-discharge hysteresis patterns from nested upland catchments, south-eastern Australia. Hydrological Processes, 23(17), 2415-2426. [More Information]

2008

  • Morris, R., Calliss, S., Frizenschaf, J., Blason, M., Dragovich, D., Henderson, M., Ostendorf, B. (2008). Controlling sediment movement following bushfire – a case study in managing water quality. Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Dragovich, D., (Dominis) Haron, M. (2008). Dryland Salinity and Rainfall Patterns: a Preliminary Investigation in Central West New South Wales (Australia). Land Degradation and Development, 19(5), 564-573. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Improving precision in sediment source and erosion process distinction in an upland catchment, south-eastern Australia. Catena, 72(1), 191-203. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Multi-scale sediment dynamics in an upland catchment, southeastern Australia: a synthesis. International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments, Oxford, UK: IAHS Press.
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Post-fire hillslope erosion response in a sub-alpine environment, south-eastern Australia. Catena, 73(3), 274-285. [More Information]
  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2008). Sediment budget analysis of slope-channel coupling and in-channel sediment storage in an upland catchment, southeastern Australia. Geomorphology, 101(4), 643-654. [More Information]
  • Bridgman, H., Dragovich, D., Dodson, J. (2008). The Australian Physical Environment. 253 Normanby Road, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia: Oxford University Press.

2007

  • Smith, H., Dragovich, D. (2007). Sediment supply from small upland catchments: possible implications of headwater channel restoration for stream management. 5th Australian Stream Management Conference, Thurgoona, Albury, NSW: Charles Sturt University.
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2007). Spatial based compromise programming for multiple criteria decision making in land use planning. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 12(3), 171-184. [More Information]

2006

  • Markopoulos, T., Perdikatsis, V., Repouskou, E., Dragovich, D. (2006). Mortar analysis of samples from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. International Conference on Heritage, Weathering and Conservation, Leiden, Netherlands: Taylor and Francis.

2004

  • Dragovich, D., Edwards, G. (2004). A preliminary investigation into visitor-generated stone deterioration. International Conference in Dimension Stone 2004, Leiden, Netherlands: A.A. Balkema imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D. (2004). Episodic Sediment Pulses Generated By Forested Flood Plain Stripping: Bruces Creek, Nadgee State Forest, Southeastern Australia. International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Russia: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.

2003

  • Dragovich, D. (2003). Desert varnish in Australia's arid environments: a geographical perspective. Geography's New Frontiers Conference, Sydney, NSW: The Geographical Society of New South Wales.

2002

  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). A conceptual model for defining and assessing land management units using a fuzzy modeling approach in GIS environment. Environmental Management, 29, 647-661.
  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Fire Intensity, Run-off and Sediment Movement in Eucalypt Forest near Sydney Australia. In R. J Allison (Eds.), Applied Geomorphology: Theory and Practice, (pp. 145-164). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Fire Intensity, Slopewash and Bio-transfer of sediment in eucalypt forest, Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27, 1309-1319. [More Information]
  • Webb, A., Erskine, W., Dragovich, D. (2002). Flood-driven formation and destruction of a forested flood plain and in-channel benches on a bedrock-confined stream: Wheeny Creek, southeast Australia. The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
  • Dragovich, D., Morris, R. (2002). Sediment and Organic Matter Transfer following bushfires in the Blue Mountains, Australia. The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). Using GIS -based continuous methodss for assessing agricultural land-use potential in sloping areas. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 29, 3-20.
  • Baja, S., Chapman, D., Dragovich, D. (2002). Using remote sensing and GIS for assessing and mapping land use and land qualitites in the Hawkesbury-Nepean river catchment, Australia. Geocarto International, 17(3), 15-24.

2001

  • Webb, A., Dragovich, D., Erskine, W. (2001). Cataclysmic erosion, Tristaniopsis laurina colonisation and the late Holocene stability of Bruces Creek, Nadgee State Forest, NSW. Third Australian Stream Management Conference, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Dragovich, D. (2001). Condition of the sea wall at Farm Cove, Australia. 9th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece, : Ads & Adea.
  • Dragovich, D., Susino, G. (2001). Identification of experimental quartz microdebitage from rock engravings. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 859-868.

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