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Improving the auditability of soil carbon

Soil systems are recognised as a significant terrestrial sink of carbon. The reliable assessment and monitoring of soil carbon stocks is of key importance for soil conservation and more...

Supervisor(s): McBratney, Alex (Professor)

Can planting trees make it rain? Investigations into land surface atmosphere feedbacks

Over the last couple of years there has been significant discussion about the coupling of the earth surface with the atmosphere and in particular the feedback between soil moisture more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor)

Predicting how water flows down hill: Markov chain models of water flow on a hill slope

Dryland salinity and landscape water availability in semi-arid Australia is very much driven by hill slope hydrological processes. Simulation of hill slope hydrology is still one of more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor)

Maximising the benefits of biochar addition to soil by understanding mineral–biochar interactions

Biomass-derived natural biochar, also referred to as black carbon, is ubiquitous in soils. Soil biochar can influence a number of biogeochemical processes, and serves as a sink for more...

Supervisor(s): Singh, Balwant (Associate Professor)

Digital Soil Mapping for the Countries in the Oceania Region

A Digital World Soil Properties Map consortium is formed (www.globalsoilmap.net). The objective of this consortium is to create a digital map of the world’s soil properties. A more...

Supervisor(s): Minasny, Budiman (Dr), McBratney, Alex (Professor)

Mitigating Seasonal Poverty through Domestic Migration in Bangladesh

In many developing countries, intra-country variation in poverty rates and job opportunities can be very high. For example, while Bangladesh as a whole is on target to achieving the more...

Supervisor(s): Chowdhury, Shyamal (Dr)

Aeolian dust in contemporary Australia – a fertiliser, a contaminator or just an occasionally spectacular nuisance?

Aeolian dust usually receives little popular attention in Australia until a massive, rolling dust storm blows out of the arid interior and reduces visibility and air quality across more...

Supervisor(s): Cattle, Stephen (Associate Professor)

Ecohydrology of flood water and groundwater dependent terrestrial vegetation systems

Hydrology impacts the structure and pattern of vegetation in a landscape, and conversely, vegetation influences water resources through storage of water, feedback of moisture and fi more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor)

Land use evolution under climatic uncertainty

Land use in agriculturally intensive regions of Australia is invariably changing due to competing socioeconomic preferences constrained by biophysical factors. It is therefore impor more...

Supervisor(s): Odeh, Inakwu (Dr)

Plant-microbe communication - the stimulation of bacterial sulfatases

The roots of all crop plants are surrounded by a myriad of other organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and invertebrates. This community plays a crucial role in maintaining more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)