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How does carbon affect soil structure?

Soil structure plays an important role in maintaining the quality of soil, mediating important biological, chemical and physical soil processes. Soil structure determines water rete more...

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

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)

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)

Soil-landscape dynamic modelling

Soil is the largest terrestrial store of carbon. Understanding causes and controls of spatial and temporal variation of this carbon pool is crucial for managing climate change, food more...

Supervisor(s): Minasny, Budiman (Dr)

Securing the future of water and soil

This project aims to develop a dynamical systems model for soil that will enable better understanding of the factors that maintain its natural fertility and nutritional quality of f more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Bennett, Max (Professor), Caterson, Ian (Professor), Charleston, Michael (Associate Professor), Gill, Timothy (Associate Professor)

Role of Fire in Shrub encroachment in Alpine NSW

The alpine region of snowy mountains is an extremely important ecosystem in terms of biodiversity, water production and carbon sequestration. However, the extent to which fire, and more...

Supervisor(s): Ingram, Lachlan (Dr), Adams, Mark (Professor), Bell, Tina (Dr)