Environmental Sciences

  • Cotton - Because it's Worth it[14 December 2015]

    A cotton crop being harvested

    Anti-ageing; age-defying; reversing the ageing process. Try Googling these terms and agricultural cotton production does not feature in the search results, but a new study from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, the CSIRO Agriculture Flagship and Macquarie University points to some positive results in increasing cotton yields by giving cotton a dose of the elixir of youth in the form of aminoethoxyvinylglycine, or AVG. More

  • Training the next generation of Russian Soil Scientists[9 December 2015]

    The Director of the Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Dr Andrey Ivanov

    Prof. Budiman Minasny and Dr. Brendan Malone were invited to the Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute in Moscow, Russia to provide training and expertise to young graduate level Russian soil scientists. More

  • 4 per 1000: Soil Carbon to mitigate Climate Change[13 November 2015]

    Carbon sequestration rate according to the 4 per 1000 initiative.

    Australia's per capita CO2 emissions are one of the highest in the world. However Australia has the largest agricultural land, and there is an opportunity to offset emissions following the 4 per 1000 initiative. More

  • Vale David Pulsford[18 September 2015]

    David Pulsford, alumnus and industry leader in nitrogen fixation, has passed away. More

  • Associate Professor Balwant Singh delivered the George Brown Lecture at EUROCLAY2015[21 July 2015]

    Associate Professor Balwant Singh

    Associate Professor Balwant Singh has delivered the George Brown Lecture at this year's Euroclay meeting. More

  • Forging an international research collaboration to secure soils for posterity[25 June 2015]

    Group photo of the workshop participants

    University of Sydney research fellows visit National Taiwan University (NTU) to provide training and expertise in advanced methods of digital soil mapping. More

  • Making securing the worlds soil a global imperative[9 June 2015]

    Attendees of the first Global Soil Security Symposium

    Securing our soil to sustain our supply of food, water and energy were just four of the catena of seven global challenges discussed at the first Global Soil Security Symposium hosted by Texas A&M University at the end of May 2015. More

  • Distinguished alumnus shortlisted for Advance Award[20 May 2015]

    Distinguished alumnus, Dr Peter Carberry, has been shortlisted for an Advance Award in the area of Food and Agriculture. More

  • Stable Isotopes in Biosphere Systems 2015 Workshop[28 January 2015]

    SIBS Workshop 2015

    The workshop (1-8 February) will start with introductory classes and an overview of equipment, and will progress to more detailed information and applied content. It will take place at the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food. More

  • Extending the GlobalSoilMap to India[22 January 2015]

    Workshop participants

    To celebrate the International Year of Soils, a National Soil and Water Networking Workshop was held at IIT, Kharagpur, India from 4-8 of January 2015. More

  • Australian Soil and Landscape Grid launched[15 December 2014]

    Australian Soil and Landscape Grid

    Recently the Australian Soil and Landscape Grid was launched in Melbourne at the 2014 National Soil Science Conference. The grid, a core facility of the TERN, provide information on soil attributes (including soil texture, carbon content) every 90 m across the continent, and are available for six soil depths down to a maximum of 2 metres. Estimates of uncertainty are also included. More

  • International Perspectives on Biochar Research and Application Seminar[6 December 2014]

    Biochar field experiment

    A group of leading biochar researchers from Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Thailand, UK and USA will be meeting at the University of Sydney to discuss methods of biochar analysis and environmental applications of biochar. More