Dr Uta Stockmann

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Sciences

C81 - ATP - The Biomedical Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 1147
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Biographical details

Uta is currently pursuing a research career as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Pedology within the Soil Security Laboratory at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney. Throughout her academic career, Uta has examined the challenge of understanding the complex dynamics and the functioning of soil systems. Uta is originally from Germany and completed a Masters level degree in natural sciences at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany in 2005 before starting a PhD project with The University of Sydney, Australia, in 2007 which was funded by an ARC Discovery Project “How do soils grow?” Uta was awarded a highly competitive Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to support her PhD at the University of Sydney. For her PhD she has conducted research on the quantification of pedogenic processes and the modelling of soil-landscape formation over millennial time scales. She has accumulated significant skills in using sophisticated laboratory techniques for dating soil (including the employment of physical and chemical analytical procedures), as well as undertaking spatial soil data analysis and modelling soil attributes in the landscape. For her PhD project she received the 2011 C.G. Stephens PhD Award from the Australian Society of Soil Science (SSA). Uta has been involved in the coordination and delivery of projects at Sydney University such as the Soil Carbon Initiative funded by the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Studies Centre. Uta is a financial member of the Australian Society of Soil Science (SSA) and the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS). Since 2014, Uta has the role of Sydney Representative of the NSW Branch of SSA, and is also a member of the new IUSS Working Group on ‘Digital Soil Morphometrics’.

Research interests

During her studies and work for the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at The University of Sydney Uta substantiated a genuine interest in the functioning of ecosystems and developed an interest in the Australian agricultural sector. Uta’s fields of speciality include quantitative pedology, proximal soil sensing and digital soil mapping. Her research interests comprise of quantifying the processes associated with soil formation and landscape evolution employing novel proximal soil sensing technologies.

Themes

Plant and crop physiology; Climate Change; Soil Security

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McBratney, A., Stockmann, U., Angers, D., Minasny, B., Field, D. (2014). Challenges for Soil Organic Carbon Research. In Alfred E. Hartemink & Kevin McSweeney (Eds.), Soil Carbon, (pp. 3-16). New York: Springer.
  • Waring, C., Stockmann, U., Malone, B., Whelan, B., McBratney, A. (2014). Is Percent 'Projected Natural Vegetation Soil Carbon' a Useful Indicator of Soil Condition? In Alfred E. Hartemink & Kevin McSweeney (Eds.), Soil Carbon, (pp. 219-227). New York: Springer.
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Hancock, G., Willgoose, G. (2012). Exploring short-term soil landscape formation in the Hunter Valley, NSW, using gamma ray spectrometry. In Budiman Minasny, Brendan P. Malone, Alex B. McBratney (Eds.), Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond, (pp. 77-82). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.

Journals

  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2014). How fast does soil grow? Geoderma, 216, 48-61. [More Information]
  • Vanwalleghem, T., Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2013). A quantitative model for integrating landscape evolution and soil formation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(2), 331-347. [More Information]
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., Pietsch, T., McBratney, A. (2013). Quantifying processes of pedogenesis using optically stimulated luminescence. European Journal of Soil Science, 64(1), 145-160. [More Information]
  • Stockmann, U., Adams, M., Crawford, J., Field, D., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., De Remy De Courcelles, V., Singh, K., Wheeler, I., et al (2013). The knowns, known unknowns and unknowns of sequestration of soil organic carbon. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 164, 80-99. [More Information]
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2011). Quantifying Processes of Pedogenesis. Advances in Agronomy, 113, 1-71. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Stockmann, U., Malone, B. (2013). Pedogeomorphometry: An Approach to Model Soil Across Spatial and Temporal Scales. ASA, CSSA and SSSA 2013 International Annual Meeting, Madison, USA: Soil Science Society of America.
  • McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Malone, B., Stockmann, U., Morris, J. (2013). Soil Inference For Biophysical Modelling At a Global Extent. ASA, CSSA and SSSA 2013 International Annual Meeting, Madison, USA: Soil Science Society of America.
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Hancock, G., Willgoose, G. (2012). Application of on-the-go radiometric mapping for investigating processes of soil genesis in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.
  • Minasny, B., Stockmann, U., McBratney, A. (2012). What is the average rate of soil formation? 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.
  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Fink, D., Pietsch, T. (2010). Investigating processes of pedogenesis in the Werrikimbe National Park in NSW, Australia. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane: Australian Soil Science Society.
  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Fink, D., Mifsud, C. (2009). Quantifying soil formation in the landscape. 7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Melbourne: International Association of Geomorphologists.
  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B. (2008). Quantifying the rate of soil formation in the landscape. Joint Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science 2008, New Zealand: Massey University.
  • Scholten, T., Schulze, E., Gruendling, R., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U., Mueller, K. (2005). Historical land use and carbon storage in soils. BIOLOG Status Seminar 2005, Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Scholten, T., Behrens, T., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U., Mueller, K. (2005). The Role of Pedodiversity for Ecosystem Functioning in Grassland Ecosystems. International Conference of Multifunctionality of Landscapes - Analysis, Evaluation, and Decision Support 2005.

Report

  • McBratney, A., Stockmann, U. (2011). Some Key Management Options for increasing Soil Organic Carbon: A A primer of practical management for those interested in managing soil carbon .
  • Stockmann, U., Adams, M., Crawford, J., Field, D., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., McBratney, A., De Remy De Courcelles, V., Singh, K., Wheeler, I. (2010). Managing the soil plant system to mitigate atmospheric CO2.
  • Scholten, T., Schulze, E., Gruendling, R., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U. (2005). Historical land use and carbon storage in soils - BIOLOG: Biodiversity and Global Change - Status Report 2005.

2014

  • McBratney, A., Stockmann, U., Angers, D., Minasny, B., Field, D. (2014). Challenges for Soil Organic Carbon Research. In Alfred E. Hartemink & Kevin McSweeney (Eds.), Soil Carbon, (pp. 3-16). New York: Springer.
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2014). How fast does soil grow? Geoderma, 216, 48-61. [More Information]
  • Waring, C., Stockmann, U., Malone, B., Whelan, B., McBratney, A. (2014). Is Percent 'Projected Natural Vegetation Soil Carbon' a Useful Indicator of Soil Condition? In Alfred E. Hartemink & Kevin McSweeney (Eds.), Soil Carbon, (pp. 219-227). New York: Springer.

2013

  • Vanwalleghem, T., Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2013). A quantitative model for integrating landscape evolution and soil formation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(2), 331-347. [More Information]
  • Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Stockmann, U., Malone, B. (2013). Pedogeomorphometry: An Approach to Model Soil Across Spatial and Temporal Scales. ASA, CSSA and SSSA 2013 International Annual Meeting, Madison, USA: Soil Science Society of America.
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., Pietsch, T., McBratney, A. (2013). Quantifying processes of pedogenesis using optically stimulated luminescence. European Journal of Soil Science, 64(1), 145-160. [More Information]
  • McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Malone, B., Stockmann, U., Morris, J. (2013). Soil Inference For Biophysical Modelling At a Global Extent. ASA, CSSA and SSSA 2013 International Annual Meeting, Madison, USA: Soil Science Society of America.
  • Stockmann, U., Adams, M., Crawford, J., Field, D., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., De Remy De Courcelles, V., Singh, K., Wheeler, I., et al (2013). The knowns, known unknowns and unknowns of sequestration of soil organic carbon. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 164, 80-99. [More Information]

2012

  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Hancock, G., Willgoose, G. (2012). Application of on-the-go radiometric mapping for investigating processes of soil genesis in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.
  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A., Hancock, G., Willgoose, G. (2012). Exploring short-term soil landscape formation in the Hunter Valley, NSW, using gamma ray spectrometry. In Budiman Minasny, Brendan P. Malone, Alex B. McBratney (Eds.), Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond, (pp. 77-82). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.
  • Minasny, B., Stockmann, U., McBratney, A. (2012). What is the average rate of soil formation? 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.

2011

  • Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., McBratney, A. (2011). Quantifying Processes of Pedogenesis. Advances in Agronomy, 113, 1-71. [More Information]
  • McBratney, A., Stockmann, U. (2011). Some Key Management Options for increasing Soil Organic Carbon: A A primer of practical management for those interested in managing soil carbon .

2010

  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Fink, D., Pietsch, T. (2010). Investigating processes of pedogenesis in the Werrikimbe National Park in NSW, Australia. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane: Australian Soil Science Society.
  • Stockmann, U., Adams, M., Crawford, J., Field, D., Henakaarchchi, N., Jenkins, M., McBratney, A., De Remy De Courcelles, V., Singh, K., Wheeler, I. (2010). Managing the soil plant system to mitigate atmospheric CO2.

2009

  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Fink, D., Mifsud, C. (2009). Quantifying soil formation in the landscape. 7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Melbourne: International Association of Geomorphologists.

2008

  • Stockmann, U., McBratney, A., Minasny, B. (2008). Quantifying the rate of soil formation in the landscape. Joint Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science 2008, New Zealand: Massey University.

2005

  • Scholten, T., Schulze, E., Gruendling, R., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U., Mueller, K. (2005). Historical land use and carbon storage in soils. BIOLOG Status Seminar 2005, Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Scholten, T., Schulze, E., Gruendling, R., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U. (2005). Historical land use and carbon storage in soils - BIOLOG: Biodiversity and Global Change - Status Report 2005.
  • Scholten, T., Behrens, T., Schmid, N., Stockmann, U., Mueller, K. (2005). The Role of Pedodiversity for Ecosystem Functioning in Grassland Ecosystems. International Conference of Multifunctionality of Landscapes - Analysis, Evaluation, and Decision Support 2005.

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