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Dean's welcome

We welcome students who share our passion for application of science and economics to the major issues of today. It is increasingly clear that providing solutions is an exciting career path.

History

Academic programs in agricultural science were established in the University of Sydney in 1910 with the appointment of Robert Dickie Watt as the Foundation Professor in Agriculture.

Our people

Our staff members are dedicated, imaginative and creative; The faculty’s interdisciplinary research community deliver timely, creative new concepts, and technologies

Clubs and societies

University clubs and societies are a great way to get involved in campus life, to meet people who share your interests and to gain valuable experience


Dr Feike Dijkstra

Dr Feike Dijkstra

I am fascinated by how plants interact with these microbial processes affecting carbon and nutrient cycling, particularly in relation to global climate change....

Professor Alex McBratney

Professor Alex McBratney

I work passionately on the sustainable use and management of the soil system. The understanding that provides answers to such questions helps us...

Assoc. Prof Margaret Barbour

Assoc. Prof Margaret Barbour

Understanding how terrestrial ecosystems respond to environmental change will underpin progress on some of the big issues currently facing humans...

Dr Tina Bell

Dr Tina Bell

Fire is a fundamental component of most Australian terrestrial ecosystems. As a fire ecologist I am interested in the wide range of responses of flora, fauna, soil microorganisms and ..

Dr Davinder Singh

Dr Davinder Singh

My focal research area is cereal rust genetics and breeding...

Dr Peng Zhang

Dr Peng Zhang

My research interests include molecular cytogenetics of cereal, germplasm and genetic stocks development, and rust and other resistance genes transfer from wild species to cereal...

 Associate Professor Inakwu Odeh

Associate Professor Inakwu Odeh

I am captivated by techniques that elucidate the past and future simultaneously. My research focus is therefore on modelling of land use and land use change in relation to soil-landscape dynamics....

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort

Determining future environmental management requires understanding of the basic drivers of landscape change. My research focuses on simulating landscape hydrology and forecasting...

Tom Bishop

Dr Thomas Bishop

I am a Senior Lecturer in Environmetrics. Environmetrics is concerned with application and development of statistical methods for solving environmental and agricultural problems...

Associate Professor Michael Kertesz

Associate Professor Michael Kertesz

As a molecular microbial ecologist, the science that fascinates me most revolves around questions of functional interactions, especially in soil and rhizosphere environments...

Professor David Guest

Professor David Guest

My research is driven by my fascination with the complex interactions between plants and other organisms, in particular how plants recognise and respond to potential pathogens...

Dr Daniel Tan

Dr Daniel Tan

My research interests are focused on plant physiology and crop modelling..

About us

The issues facing the world today shape our work in agriculture and the environment. Learn about our commitment to people, our investment in leading research facilities and our wide network of research and education partners.

With a teaching staff made up of industry leaders, including four of the Australian Research Council's Future Fellows, we have earned the ability to influence policy locally and internationally.