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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)

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)

Integrated soil ecosystem modeling

This project is aimed improve the highly mechanistic model TOUGHREACTN for soil biogeochemistry by including plants interaction and climate. The aim is to provide modelers and decis more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (Dr)

Soil Organic Carbon amount and turnover time in perturbated soil systems using radioactive carbon signature

The project is aimed at modeling the stock and turover time of carbon-based soil organic matter using 12C and 14C observations in non-stationary systems. The modeling foresees the u more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (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)

An investigation into symbiosis between virulent Rhodococcus equi and protozoa

Can virulent Rhodococcus equi replicate within protozoa found in the soil and gastrointestinal environment of the foal? more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

Evaluation of complementary forages for the Australian dairy industry

This PhD research opportunity will use small-plot field studies to test aspects of forage production and quality, cows’ preference and effects on soil characteristics and heal more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Yani (Dr)

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)

Biological flocculation of suspended particle matter in nutrient-rich acqueous ecosystems

This project is aimed to investigate the flocculation dynamics of biomineral suspended particle matter (SPM) in turbulently-stirred waters. The objective is to assess the effect of more...

Supervisor(s): Maggi, Federico (Dr)

Virulent Rhodococcus equi decontamination strategies on horse farms

An investigation into potential disinfectant agents that could be used on farms to reduce environmental virulent Rhodococcus equi burdens. more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)