CENTRE FOR CARBON, WATER AND FOOD

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Better quality food and more of it, with less impact on the globe

Factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change combine to pose humanity’s most compelling challenge: securing a sustainable food supply. Successfully producing such a supply is profoundly dependent on the interactions between carbon, water and the terrestrial environment. The Centre for Carbon, Water and Food focuses on research, education and outreach programs that explore those interactions with the aim of developing solutions to meet this compelling challenge.

Research

An integrative approach that underpins food, water and soil security.

Locations

Best-of-breed facilities and field locations that support leading research.

Staff

Internationally recognised experts & multi-disciplinary training for postgraduates.

Outreach

Support for Australian land managers.


Associate Professor Stephen Cattle

Associate Professor Stephen Cattle

My research interests are centered on æolian dust as a soil-forming factor in NSW, and on soil structural properties of shrink-swell clay soils (Vertosols)....

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...

Associate

Associate Professor 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 ..

Associate Professor Peter Franks

Associate Professor Peter Franks

Every year, through billions of tiny pores or ‘stomata’ on the surface of leaves, plants take up about 120 gigatons of carbon in exchange for about 60,000 gigatons of water, an expensive transaction...

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...

Dr 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...

CENTRE FOR CARBON, WATER AND FOOD

The world is facing a huge challenge: we've to produce more food, of better quality, and we’ve got to do it while putting less carbon into the atmosphere and using less water. The Centre will play a leading role in helping tackle this global challenge.

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How to find us

Address

380 Werombi Rd, Camden NSW 2570