Charcoal production during prescribed fire and its role in carbon turnover
Prescribed fires convert variable amounts of biomass into a variety of forms of ‘black carbon’. Both the rate (and efficiency) of conversion and the forms of black C produced vary widely but little is known about these processes. This project will be supervised by Dr Meaghan Jenkins, Professor John Crawford, Professor Mark Adams from the University of Sydney
Likewise, the forms of black C produced have variable but largely unknown consequences for soil C storage. This project will focus on determining rates of black C production (biomass conversion), with additional studies of black C dynamics in soils.
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney, are pleased to announce full ($28K) and top-up ($10K) scholarships for students interested in researching key issues for fire-fighting and land management agencies around Australia.
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Other opportunities with Professor Mark Adams
- Dynamics of litterfall and fine fuels after fire in sclerophyll forests and woodlands.
- Water use characteristics (tree hydraulics) of resprouting eucalypts in Low and High Elevation Mixed Species Forests, north-east Victoria, southern NSW and the ACT
- Black Carbon in Soils
- Mesophyll conductance and water-use efficiency of grain crops
- Carbon partitioning as integrated tools for optimizing growth and yield in Pisum sativum
- Role of Fire in Shrub encroachment in Alpine NSW