Professor Iain Young

Dean, Faculty of Science

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4123

Website Faculty of Science
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biographical details

Iain completed his BSc (Hons) at Aberdeen University in 1984, then obtaining a PhD in Soil Physics (1987) in the same institution. He then moved to The Scottish Crop Research Institution (SCRI) as a Research Leader in 1988 - now theJames Hutton Institute. Spending 12 years at SCRI, he became Head of the multidisciplinary Soil-Plant Dynamics group, before moving to Abertay University as the Founding Director and Professor of the Scottish Informatics Mathematics, Biology and Statistics (SIMBIOS) Centre. During Iain’s tenure at SIMBIOS, the group was assessed as in the top five research teams in Environmental science in the UK.

During his tenure at SIMBIOS, Iain was a founding member of the SAGES Alliance, Director of the Dundee Science Centre, and served on many UK and EU research Council research committees.

In late 2008, Iain moved to Australia to take up a role as Head of the School of Environmental & Rural Science. He became President of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and is the current Immediate Past President. He is the Chair of the National Soil R, D & E Strategy Implementation Committee in Australia, and a member of the National Primary Industries Research & Innovation Committee. He is a past Board member of Soils for Life, to which he continues to provide advice. He is one of four advisors to the National Soil Advocate. Iain is a research leader in the CRC-Polymers.

Iain became the inaugural head of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the beginning of 2016.

In the past decade Iain has won over $60 M in competitive research and facilities grants. Iain has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and he continues to act as a research assessor for many research organisations across the world.

Research interests

I am a biophysicist working at the interface of physics and biology, using soil as a model system to examine functionality in complex porous media over space and time. My work crosses the boundaries of modelling and experimentation and I am known internationally in these areas, particularly in the functional quantification of the 3D architecture of soil and how the spatio-temporal processes of such complex structures impact on microbial and plant life and vice-versa.

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Themes

Environment; Plant biology and production; Microbiology

Selected grants

2017

  • DigiFarm. A digitally enabled durable agroecosystem; McBratney A, Roth G, Field D, Young I, Ingram L, Gonzalez L, Minasny B, Murphy R, Sukkarieh S, Pattison A, Trethowan R, Walsh M, Whelan B, Bishop T; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Federal)/National Landcare Program - Smart Farming Partnerships.
  • Australia-China Joint Research Centre (JRC): Healthy Soils for Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Quality; Young I; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science/Australia China Science and Research Fund - Joint Research Centres.

2016

  • Legumes for sustainable agriculture; Kaiser B, Adams M, Trethowan R, Mathesius U, Colmer T, Day D, Denton M, Barbour M, Smith P, Merchant A, Bramley H, Deaker R, Young I, Sutton T, Bird D, Juttner J, Ogbonnaya F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ritz, K., Young, I. (2011). The Architecture and biology of soils: Life in inner space. CABI Publishing. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Young, I., Crawford, J. (2014). Soil Biophysics. In G. Jock Churchman, Edward R. Landa (Eds.), The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource, (pp. 371-377). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Young, I., Grinev, D. (2011). Sensory ecology in soil space. In K Ritz, I Young (Eds.), The Architecture and biology of soils: Life in inner space, (pp. 164-169). CABI Publishing. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Crawford, J., Nunan, N., Otten, W., Spiers, A. (2008). Microbial Distribution in Soils: Physics and Scaling. In Donald L. Sparks (Eds.), Advances in Agronomy Volume 100, (pp. 81-121). USA: Academic Press.

Journals

  • Attard, M., Sherratt, E., McDonald, P., Young, I., Vidal-Garcia, M., Wroe, S. (2018). A new, three-dimensional geometric morphometric approach to assess egg shape. PeerJ, 2018 (6), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Muller, K., Katuwal, S., Young, I., McLeod, M., Moldrup, P., Wollesen de Jonge, L., Clothier, B. (2018). Characterising and linking X-ray CT derived macroporosity parameters to infiltration in soils with contrasting structures. Geoderma, 313, 82-91. [More Information]
  • Tighe, M., Forster, N., Guppy, C., Savage, D., Grave, P., Young, I. (2018). Georeferenced soil provenancing with digital signatures. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Kaiser, B., Guppy, C., Zhang, X., Young, I. (2018). Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics. New Phytologist, 219(2), 542-550. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Bengough, A. (2018). The search for the meaning of life in soil: an opinion. European Journal of Soil Science, 69(1), 31-38. [More Information]
  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Rabbi, S., Young, I. (2017). An image processing and analysis tool for identifying and analysing complex plant root systems in 3D soil using non-destructive analysis: Root1. PloS One, 12(5), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2017). Root architectural responses of wheat cultivars to localised phosphorus application are phenotypically similar. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180, 169-177. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Guppy, C., Flavel, R., Tighe, M., Young, I. (2017). Root Plasticity Not Evident in N-Enriched Soil Volumes for Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Varieties. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 48(17), 2002-2012. [More Information]
  • Nolf, M., Lopez, R., Peters, J., Flavel, R., Koloadin, L., Young, I., Choat, B. (2017). Visualization of xylem embolism by X-ray microtomography: a direct test against hydraulic measurements. New Phytologist, 214(2), 890-898. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2016). A Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating water flow at pore scale in unsaturated soils. Journal of Hydrology, 538, 152-160. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2016). A multi-scale Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating solute transport in 3D X-ray micro-tomography images of aggregated porous materials. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1020-1029. [More Information]
  • Vereecken, H., Schnepf, A., Hopmans, J., Javaux, M., Or, D., Roose, T., Vanderborght, J., Young, M., Amelung, W., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Padarian Campusano, J., et al (2016). Modeling Soil Processes: Review, Key Challenges, and New Perspectives. Vadose Zone Journal, 15(5), 1-57. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Daniel, H., Lockwood, P., Macdonald, C., Pereg, L., Tighe, M., Wilson, B., Young, I. (2016). Physical soil architectural traits are functionally linked to carbon decomposition and bacterial diversity. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2015). Aggregate hierarchy and carbon mineralization in two Oxisols of New South Wales, Australia. Soil and Tillage Research, 146, 193-203. [More Information]
  • Yunusa, I., Blair, G., Zerihun, A., Yang, S., Wilson, S., Young, I. (2015). Enhancing carbon sequestration in soil with coal combustion products: a technology for minimising carbon footprints in coal-power generation and agriculture. Climatic Change, 131(4), 559-573. [More Information]
  • Szabo, K., Koppel, B., Moore, M., Young, I., Tighe, M., Morwood, M. (2015). The Brremangurey pearl: A 2000 year old archaeological find from the coastal Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology, 80, 112-115. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Linser, R., Hook, J., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2014). Characterization of Soil Organic Matter in Aggregates and Size-Density Fractions by Solid State 13C CPMAS NMR Spectroscopy. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 45(11), 1523-1537. [More Information]
  • Rab, M., Haling, R., Aarons, S., Hannah, M., Young, I., Gibson, D. (2014). Evaluation of X-ray computed tomography for quantifying macroporosity of loamy pasture soils. Geoderma, 213, 460-470. [More Information]
  • Quin, P., Cowie, A., Flavel, R., Keen, B., Macdonald, L., Morris, S., Singh, B., Young, I., Van Zwieten, L. (2014). Oil mallee biochar improves soil structural properties-A study with x-ray micro-CT. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 191, 142-149. [More Information]
  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Watt, M., Young, I. (2014). Quantifying the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L) root system architecture to phosphorus in an Oxisol. Plant and Soil, 385, 303-310. [More Information]
  • Haling, R., Brown, L., Bengough, A., Valentine, T., White, P., Young, I., George, T. (2014). Root hair length and rhizosheath mass depend on soil porosity, strength and water content in barley genotypes. Planta, 239(3), 643-651. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2014). Soil organic carbon mineralization rates in aggregates under contrasting land uses. Geoderma, 216, 10-18. [More Information]
  • Haling, R., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2013). Application of X-ray computed tomography to quantify fresh root decomposition in situ. Plant and Soil, 372, 619-627. [More Information]
  • Helliwell, J., Sturrock, C., Grayling, K., Tracy, S., Flavel, R., Young, I., Whalley, W., Mooney, S. (2013). Applications of X-ray computed tomography for examining biophysical interactions and structural development in soil systems: A review. European Journal of Soil Science, 64(3), 279-297. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Hua, Q., Daniel, H., Lockwood, P., Wilson, B., Young, I. (2013). Mean residence time of soil organic carbon in aggregates under contrasting land uses based on radiocarbon measurements. Radiocarbon, 55(1), 127-139. [More Information]
  • Haling, R., Brown, L., Bengough, A., Young, I., Hallett, P., White, P., George, T. (2013). Root hairs improve root penetration, root-soil contact, and phosphorus acquisition in soils of different strength. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(12), 3711-3721. [More Information]
  • Koch, A., McBratney, A., Adams, M., Field, D., Hill, R., Crawford, J., Minasny, B., Lal, R., Abbott, L., O'Donnell, A., et al (2013). Soil Security: Solving the Global Soil Crisis. Global Policy, 4(4), 434-441. [More Information]
  • Deurer, M., Muller, K., Kim, I., Huh, K., Young, I., Jun, G., Clothier, B. (2012). Can minor compaction increase soil carbon sequestration? A case study in a soil under a wheel-track in an orchard. Geoderma, 183-184, 74-79. [More Information]
  • Tighe, M., Haling, R., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2012). Ecological Succession, Hydrology and Carbon Acquisition of Biological Soil Crusts Measured at the Micro-Scale. PloS One, 7(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Elyeznasni, N., Sellami, F., Pot, V., Benoit, P., Vieuble-Gonod, L., Young, I., Peth, S. (2012). Exploration of soil micromorphology to identify coarse-sized OM assemblages in X-ray CT images of undisturbed cultivated soil cores. Geoderma, 179-180, 38-45. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Feeney, D., O'Donnell, A., Goulding, K. (2012). Fungi in century old managed soils could hold key to the development of soil water repellency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 45, 125-127. [More Information]
  • Crawford, J., Deacon, L., Grinev, D., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Singh, B., Young, I. (2012). Microbial diversity affects self-organization of the soil-microbe system with consequences for function. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9, 1302-1310. [More Information]
  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Watt, M., McNeill, A., Young, I. (2012). Non-destructive quantification of cereal roots in soil using high-resolution X-ray tomography. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(7), 2503-2511. [More Information]
  • Brain, C., Prave, A., Hoffmann, K., Fallick, A., Botha, A., Herd, D., Sturrock, C., Young, I., Condon, D., Allison, S. (2012). The first animals: Ca. 760-million-year-old sponge-like fossils from Namibia. South African Journal of Science, 108(1-Feb), 1-8. [More Information]
  • De Deyn, G., Shiel, R., Ostel, N., McNamara, N., Oakley, S., Young, I., Freeman, C., Fenner, N., Quirk, H., Bardgett, R. (2011). Additional carbon sequestration benefits of grassland diversity restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(3), 600-608. [More Information]
  • Bhogal, A., Nicholson, F., Young, I., Sturrock, C., Whitmore, A., Chambers, B. (2011). Effects of recent and accumulated livestock manure carbon additions on soil fertility and quality. European Journal of Soil Science, 62(1), 174-181. [More Information]
  • Wildenschild, D., Armstrong, R., Herring, A., Young, I., Carey, J. (2011). Exploring capillary trapping efficiency as a function of interfacial tension, viscosity, and flow rate. Energy Procedia, 4, 4945-4952. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2009). Anomalous diffusion of heterogeneous populations characterized by normal diffusion at the individual level. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6(30), 111-122. [More Information]
  • MacMillan, K., Haukeland, S., Rae, R., Young, I., Crawford, J., Hapca, S., Wilson, M. (2009). Dispersal patterns and behaviour of the nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita in mineral soils and organic media. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 41(7), 1483-1490. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2008). Does pore water velocity affect the reaction rates of adsorptive solute transport in soils? Demonstration with pore-scale modelling. Advances in Water Resources, 31, 425-437. [More Information]
  • Deacon, L., Grinev, D., Crawford, J., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Young, I. (2008). Simultaneous Preservation of Soil Structural Properties and Phospholipid Proflles: A Comparison of Three Drying Techniques. Pedosphere, 18(3), 284-287. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Johnson, S., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Young, I. (2007). A general random walk model for the leptokurtic distribution of organism movement: Theory and application. Ecological Modelling, 200(1-2), 79-88. [More Information]
  • Johnson, S., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Young, I. (2007). Egg hatching and survival time of soil-dwelling insect larvae: A partial differential equation model and experimental validation. Ecological Modelling, 202(3-4), 493-502. [More Information]
  • Blair, J., Falconer, R., Milne, A., Young, I., Crawford, J. (2007). Modeling three-dimensional microstructure in heterogeneous media. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 71(6), 1807-1812. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., MacMillan, K., Wilson, M., Young, I. (2007). Modelling nematode movement using time-fractional dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248(1), 212-224. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Budha, P., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2007). Movement of the nematode, Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, in a structurally heterogeneous environment. Nematology: international journal of fundamental and applied nematological research, 9(5), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., Rae, R., Wilson, M., Young, I. (2007). Movement of the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita in the presence of mucus from the host slug Deroceras reticulatum. Biological Control, 41(2), 223-229. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Lv, M., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2007). The impact of boundary on the fractional advection-dispersion equation for solute transport in soil: Defining the fractional dispersive flux with the Caputo derivatives. Advances in Water Resources, 30(5), 1205-1217. [More Information]
  • O'Donnell, A., Young, I., Rushton, S., Shirley, M., Crawford, J. (2007). Visualization, modelling and prediction in soil microbiology. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5(9), 689-699. [More Information]
  • Wu, K., Dijke, M., Couples, G., Jiang, Z., Ma, J., Sorbie, K., Crawford, J., Young, I., Zhang, X. (2006). 3D stochastic modelling of heterogeneous porous media - Applications to reservoir rocks. Transport in Porous Media, 65(3), 443-467. [More Information]
  • Johnson, S., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Hix, N., Jarvis, S., Murray, P., Young, I. (2006). Effects of carbon dioxide on the searching behaviour of the root-feeding clover weevil Sitona lepidus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96(4), 361-366. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Johnson, S., Gregory, P., Crawford, J., Young, I., Murray, P., Jarvis, S. (2006). Modelling the movement and survival of the root-feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus, in the root-zone of white clover. Ecological Modelling, 190(1-2), 133-146. [More Information]
  • MacMillan, K., Blok, V., Young, I., Crawford, J., Wilson, M. (2006). Quantification of the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita from soil samples using real time qPCR. International Journal for Parasitology, 36(14), 1453-1461. [More Information]
  • Feeney, D., Crawford, J., Daniell, T., Hallett, P., Nunan, N., Ritz, K., Rivers, M., Young, I. (2006). Three-dimensional Microorganization of the Soil-Root-Microbe System. Microbial Ecology: an international journal, 52(1), 151-158. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Deeks, L., Stutter, M., Bengough, A., Young, I. (2005). A mass balance based numerical method for the fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application. Water Resources Research, 41(7), W07029-1-W07029-10. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Deeks, L., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2005). Determination of soil hydraulic conductivity with the lattice Boltzmann method and soil thin-section technique. Journal of Hydrology, 306(1-4), 59-70. [More Information]
  • Crawford, J., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Young, I. (2005). Towards an evolutionary ecology of life in soil. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20(2), 81-87. [More Information]
  • Wu, K., Nunan, N., Crawford, J., Young, I., Ritz, K. (2004). An Efficient Markov Chain Model for the Simulation of Heterogeneous Soil Structure. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68(2), 346-351.
  • Young, I., Crawford, J. (2004). Interactions and Self-Organization in the Soil-Microbe Complex. Science, 304(5677), 1634-1637. [More Information]
  • Deeks, L., Bengough, A., Low, D., Billett, M., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Chessell, J., Young, I. (2004). Spatial variation of effective porosity and its implications for discharge in an upland headwater catchment in Scotland. Journal of Hydrology, 290(3-4), 217-228. [More Information]
  • Read, D., Bengough, A., Gregory, P., Crawford, J., Robinson, D., Scrimgeour, C., Young, I., Zhang, K., Zhang, X. (2003). Plant roots release phospholipid surfactants that modify the physical and chemical properties of soil. New Phytologist, 157, 315-326. [More Information]
  • Nunan, N., Wu, K., Young, I., Crawford, J., Ritz, K. (2003). Spatial distribution of bacterial communities and their relationships with the micro-architecture of soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 44, 203-215. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). A lattice BGK model for advection and anisotropic dispersion equation. Advances in Water Resources, 25, 1-8.
  • Feltham, D., Chaplain, M., Young, I., Crawford, J. (2002). A mathematical analysis of a minimal model of nematode migration in soil. Journal of Biological Systems, 10, 15-32.
  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Deeks, L., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). A novel three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann model for solute transport in variably saturated porous media. Water Resources Research, 38(9), 1167.
  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). Efficient methods for solving water flow in variably saturated soils under prescribed flux infiltration. Journal of Hydrology, 260, 75-87. [More Information]
  • Nunan, N., Wu, K., Young, I., Crawford, J., Ritz, K. (2002). In Situ Spatial Patterns of Soil Bacterial Populations, Mapped at Multiple Scales, in an Arable Soil. Microbial Ecology: an international journal, 44, 296-305.
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Bengough, A., Young, I. (2002). On boundary conditions in the lattice Boltzmann model for advection and anisotropic dispersion equation. Advances in Water Resources, 25, 601-609.

Conferences

  • Quin, P., Van Zwieten, L., Grace, P., Macdonald, L., Cowie, A., Erler, D., Young, I., Kimber, S. (2016). Drainage losses of N2O and NO3 - in Ferralsol is a major N-loss pathway. 7th International Nitrogen Conference (INI 2016) "Solutions to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency for the World", Australia.

Patents

  • Longbottom, C., Crayston, J., Pitts, N., Grinev, D., Young, I. (2015). Apparatus and method for mineralising biological materials. Patent No. 8961179.

2018

  • Attard, M., Sherratt, E., McDonald, P., Young, I., Vidal-Garcia, M., Wroe, S. (2018). A new, three-dimensional geometric morphometric approach to assess egg shape. PeerJ, 2018 (6), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Muller, K., Katuwal, S., Young, I., McLeod, M., Moldrup, P., Wollesen de Jonge, L., Clothier, B. (2018). Characterising and linking X-ray CT derived macroporosity parameters to infiltration in soils with contrasting structures. Geoderma, 313, 82-91. [More Information]
  • Tighe, M., Forster, N., Guppy, C., Savage, D., Grave, P., Young, I. (2018). Georeferenced soil provenancing with digital signatures. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Kaiser, B., Guppy, C., Zhang, X., Young, I. (2018). Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three-dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics. New Phytologist, 219(2), 542-550. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Bengough, A. (2018). The search for the meaning of life in soil: an opinion. European Journal of Soil Science, 69(1), 31-38. [More Information]

2017

  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Rabbi, S., Young, I. (2017). An image processing and analysis tool for identifying and analysing complex plant root systems in 3D soil using non-destructive analysis: Root1. PloS One, 12(5), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2017). Root architectural responses of wheat cultivars to localised phosphorus application are phenotypically similar. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180, 169-177. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Guppy, C., Flavel, R., Tighe, M., Young, I. (2017). Root Plasticity Not Evident in N-Enriched Soil Volumes for Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Varieties. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 48(17), 2002-2012. [More Information]
  • Nolf, M., Lopez, R., Peters, J., Flavel, R., Koloadin, L., Young, I., Choat, B. (2017). Visualization of xylem embolism by X-ray microtomography: a direct test against hydraulic measurements. New Phytologist, 214(2), 890-898. [More Information]

2016

  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2016). A Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating water flow at pore scale in unsaturated soils. Journal of Hydrology, 538, 152-160. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2016). A multi-scale Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating solute transport in 3D X-ray micro-tomography images of aggregated porous materials. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1020-1029. [More Information]
  • Quin, P., Van Zwieten, L., Grace, P., Macdonald, L., Cowie, A., Erler, D., Young, I., Kimber, S. (2016). Drainage losses of N2O and NO3 - in Ferralsol is a major N-loss pathway. 7th International Nitrogen Conference (INI 2016) "Solutions to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency for the World", Australia.
  • Vereecken, H., Schnepf, A., Hopmans, J., Javaux, M., Or, D., Roose, T., Vanderborght, J., Young, M., Amelung, W., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Padarian Campusano, J., et al (2016). Modeling Soil Processes: Review, Key Challenges, and New Perspectives. Vadose Zone Journal, 15(5), 1-57. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Daniel, H., Lockwood, P., Macdonald, C., Pereg, L., Tighe, M., Wilson, B., Young, I. (2016). Physical soil architectural traits are functionally linked to carbon decomposition and bacterial diversity. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]

2015

  • Rabbi, S., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2015). Aggregate hierarchy and carbon mineralization in two Oxisols of New South Wales, Australia. Soil and Tillage Research, 146, 193-203. [More Information]
  • Longbottom, C., Crayston, J., Pitts, N., Grinev, D., Young, I. (2015). Apparatus and method for mineralising biological materials. Patent No. 8961179.
  • Yunusa, I., Blair, G., Zerihun, A., Yang, S., Wilson, S., Young, I. (2015). Enhancing carbon sequestration in soil with coal combustion products: a technology for minimising carbon footprints in coal-power generation and agriculture. Climatic Change, 131(4), 559-573. [More Information]
  • Szabo, K., Koppel, B., Moore, M., Young, I., Tighe, M., Morwood, M. (2015). The Brremangurey pearl: A 2000 year old archaeological find from the coastal Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology, 80, 112-115. [More Information]

2014

  • Rabbi, S., Linser, R., Hook, J., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2014). Characterization of Soil Organic Matter in Aggregates and Size-Density Fractions by Solid State 13C CPMAS NMR Spectroscopy. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 45(11), 1523-1537. [More Information]
  • Rab, M., Haling, R., Aarons, S., Hannah, M., Young, I., Gibson, D. (2014). Evaluation of X-ray computed tomography for quantifying macroporosity of loamy pasture soils. Geoderma, 213, 460-470. [More Information]
  • Quin, P., Cowie, A., Flavel, R., Keen, B., Macdonald, L., Morris, S., Singh, B., Young, I., Van Zwieten, L. (2014). Oil mallee biochar improves soil structural properties-A study with x-ray micro-CT. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 191, 142-149. [More Information]
  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Watt, M., Young, I. (2014). Quantifying the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L) root system architecture to phosphorus in an Oxisol. Plant and Soil, 385, 303-310. [More Information]
  • Haling, R., Brown, L., Bengough, A., Valentine, T., White, P., Young, I., George, T. (2014). Root hair length and rhizosheath mass depend on soil porosity, strength and water content in barley genotypes. Planta, 239(3), 643-651. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Crawford, J. (2014). Soil Biophysics. In G. Jock Churchman, Edward R. Landa (Eds.), The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource, (pp. 371-377). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Rabbi, S., Wilson, B., Lockwood, P., Daniel, H., Young, I. (2014). Soil organic carbon mineralization rates in aggregates under contrasting land uses. Geoderma, 216, 10-18. [More Information]

2013

  • Haling, R., Tighe, M., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2013). Application of X-ray computed tomography to quantify fresh root decomposition in situ. Plant and Soil, 372, 619-627. [More Information]
  • Helliwell, J., Sturrock, C., Grayling, K., Tracy, S., Flavel, R., Young, I., Whalley, W., Mooney, S. (2013). Applications of X-ray computed tomography for examining biophysical interactions and structural development in soil systems: A review. European Journal of Soil Science, 64(3), 279-297. [More Information]
  • Rabbi, S., Hua, Q., Daniel, H., Lockwood, P., Wilson, B., Young, I. (2013). Mean residence time of soil organic carbon in aggregates under contrasting land uses based on radiocarbon measurements. Radiocarbon, 55(1), 127-139. [More Information]
  • Haling, R., Brown, L., Bengough, A., Young, I., Hallett, P., White, P., George, T. (2013). Root hairs improve root penetration, root-soil contact, and phosphorus acquisition in soils of different strength. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(12), 3711-3721. [More Information]
  • Koch, A., McBratney, A., Adams, M., Field, D., Hill, R., Crawford, J., Minasny, B., Lal, R., Abbott, L., O'Donnell, A., et al (2013). Soil Security: Solving the Global Soil Crisis. Global Policy, 4(4), 434-441. [More Information]

2012

  • Deurer, M., Muller, K., Kim, I., Huh, K., Young, I., Jun, G., Clothier, B. (2012). Can minor compaction increase soil carbon sequestration? A case study in a soil under a wheel-track in an orchard. Geoderma, 183-184, 74-79. [More Information]
  • Tighe, M., Haling, R., Flavel, R., Young, I. (2012). Ecological Succession, Hydrology and Carbon Acquisition of Biological Soil Crusts Measured at the Micro-Scale. PloS One, 7(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Elyeznasni, N., Sellami, F., Pot, V., Benoit, P., Vieuble-Gonod, L., Young, I., Peth, S. (2012). Exploration of soil micromorphology to identify coarse-sized OM assemblages in X-ray CT images of undisturbed cultivated soil cores. Geoderma, 179-180, 38-45. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Feeney, D., O'Donnell, A., Goulding, K. (2012). Fungi in century old managed soils could hold key to the development of soil water repellency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 45, 125-127. [More Information]
  • Crawford, J., Deacon, L., Grinev, D., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Singh, B., Young, I. (2012). Microbial diversity affects self-organization of the soil-microbe system with consequences for function. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9, 1302-1310. [More Information]
  • Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Watt, M., McNeill, A., Young, I. (2012). Non-destructive quantification of cereal roots in soil using high-resolution X-ray tomography. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(7), 2503-2511. [More Information]
  • Brain, C., Prave, A., Hoffmann, K., Fallick, A., Botha, A., Herd, D., Sturrock, C., Young, I., Condon, D., Allison, S. (2012). The first animals: Ca. 760-million-year-old sponge-like fossils from Namibia. South African Journal of Science, 108(1-Feb), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • De Deyn, G., Shiel, R., Ostel, N., McNamara, N., Oakley, S., Young, I., Freeman, C., Fenner, N., Quirk, H., Bardgett, R. (2011). Additional carbon sequestration benefits of grassland diversity restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(3), 600-608. [More Information]
  • Bhogal, A., Nicholson, F., Young, I., Sturrock, C., Whitmore, A., Chambers, B. (2011). Effects of recent and accumulated livestock manure carbon additions on soil fertility and quality. European Journal of Soil Science, 62(1), 174-181. [More Information]
  • Wildenschild, D., Armstrong, R., Herring, A., Young, I., Carey, J. (2011). Exploring capillary trapping efficiency as a function of interfacial tension, viscosity, and flow rate. Energy Procedia, 4, 4945-4952. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Grinev, D. (2011). Sensory ecology in soil space. In K Ritz, I Young (Eds.), The Architecture and biology of soils: Life in inner space, (pp. 164-169). CABI Publishing. [More Information]
  • Ritz, K., Young, I. (2011). The Architecture and biology of soils: Life in inner space. CABI Publishing. [More Information]

2009

  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2009). Anomalous diffusion of heterogeneous populations characterized by normal diffusion at the individual level. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6(30), 111-122. [More Information]
  • MacMillan, K., Haukeland, S., Rae, R., Young, I., Crawford, J., Hapca, S., Wilson, M. (2009). Dispersal patterns and behaviour of the nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita in mineral soils and organic media. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 41(7), 1483-1490. [More Information]

2008

  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2008). Does pore water velocity affect the reaction rates of adsorptive solute transport in soils? Demonstration with pore-scale modelling. Advances in Water Resources, 31, 425-437. [More Information]
  • Young, I., Crawford, J., Nunan, N., Otten, W., Spiers, A. (2008). Microbial Distribution in Soils: Physics and Scaling. In Donald L. Sparks (Eds.), Advances in Agronomy Volume 100, (pp. 81-121). USA: Academic Press.
  • Deacon, L., Grinev, D., Crawford, J., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Young, I. (2008). Simultaneous Preservation of Soil Structural Properties and Phospholipid Proflles: A Comparison of Three Drying Techniques. Pedosphere, 18(3), 284-287. [More Information]

2007

  • Zhang, X., Johnson, S., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Young, I. (2007). A general random walk model for the leptokurtic distribution of organism movement: Theory and application. Ecological Modelling, 200(1-2), 79-88. [More Information]
  • Johnson, S., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Young, I. (2007). Egg hatching and survival time of soil-dwelling insect larvae: A partial differential equation model and experimental validation. Ecological Modelling, 202(3-4), 493-502. [More Information]
  • Blair, J., Falconer, R., Milne, A., Young, I., Crawford, J. (2007). Modeling three-dimensional microstructure in heterogeneous media. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 71(6), 1807-1812. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., MacMillan, K., Wilson, M., Young, I. (2007). Modelling nematode movement using time-fractional dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248(1), 212-224. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Budha, P., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2007). Movement of the nematode, Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, in a structurally heterogeneous environment. Nematology: international journal of fundamental and applied nematological research, 9(5), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Hapca, S., Crawford, J., Rae, R., Wilson, M., Young, I. (2007). Movement of the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita in the presence of mucus from the host slug Deroceras reticulatum. Biological Control, 41(2), 223-229. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Lv, M., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2007). The impact of boundary on the fractional advection-dispersion equation for solute transport in soil: Defining the fractional dispersive flux with the Caputo derivatives. Advances in Water Resources, 30(5), 1205-1217. [More Information]
  • O'Donnell, A., Young, I., Rushton, S., Shirley, M., Crawford, J. (2007). Visualization, modelling and prediction in soil microbiology. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5(9), 689-699. [More Information]

2006

  • Wu, K., Dijke, M., Couples, G., Jiang, Z., Ma, J., Sorbie, K., Crawford, J., Young, I., Zhang, X. (2006). 3D stochastic modelling of heterogeneous porous media - Applications to reservoir rocks. Transport in Porous Media, 65(3), 443-467. [More Information]
  • Johnson, S., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Gregory, P., Hix, N., Jarvis, S., Murray, P., Young, I. (2006). Effects of carbon dioxide on the searching behaviour of the root-feeding clover weevil Sitona lepidus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96(4), 361-366. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Johnson, S., Gregory, P., Crawford, J., Young, I., Murray, P., Jarvis, S. (2006). Modelling the movement and survival of the root-feeding clover weevil, Sitona lepidus, in the root-zone of white clover. Ecological Modelling, 190(1-2), 133-146. [More Information]
  • MacMillan, K., Blok, V., Young, I., Crawford, J., Wilson, M. (2006). Quantification of the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita from soil samples using real time qPCR. International Journal for Parasitology, 36(14), 1453-1461. [More Information]
  • Feeney, D., Crawford, J., Daniell, T., Hallett, P., Nunan, N., Ritz, K., Rivers, M., Young, I. (2006). Three-dimensional Microorganization of the Soil-Root-Microbe System. Microbial Ecology: an international journal, 52(1), 151-158. [More Information]

2005

  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Deeks, L., Stutter, M., Bengough, A., Young, I. (2005). A mass balance based numerical method for the fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application. Water Resources Research, 41(7), W07029-1-W07029-10. [More Information]
  • Zhang, X., Deeks, L., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2005). Determination of soil hydraulic conductivity with the lattice Boltzmann method and soil thin-section technique. Journal of Hydrology, 306(1-4), 59-70. [More Information]
  • Crawford, J., Harris, J., Ritz, K., Young, I. (2005). Towards an evolutionary ecology of life in soil. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20(2), 81-87. [More Information]

2004

  • Wu, K., Nunan, N., Crawford, J., Young, I., Ritz, K. (2004). An Efficient Markov Chain Model for the Simulation of Heterogeneous Soil Structure. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68(2), 346-351.
  • Young, I., Crawford, J. (2004). Interactions and Self-Organization in the Soil-Microbe Complex. Science, 304(5677), 1634-1637. [More Information]
  • Deeks, L., Bengough, A., Low, D., Billett, M., Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Chessell, J., Young, I. (2004). Spatial variation of effective porosity and its implications for discharge in an upland headwater catchment in Scotland. Journal of Hydrology, 290(3-4), 217-228. [More Information]

2003

  • Read, D., Bengough, A., Gregory, P., Crawford, J., Robinson, D., Scrimgeour, C., Young, I., Zhang, K., Zhang, X. (2003). Plant roots release phospholipid surfactants that modify the physical and chemical properties of soil. New Phytologist, 157, 315-326. [More Information]
  • Nunan, N., Wu, K., Young, I., Crawford, J., Ritz, K. (2003). Spatial distribution of bacterial communities and their relationships with the micro-architecture of soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 44, 203-215. [More Information]

2002

  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). A lattice BGK model for advection and anisotropic dispersion equation. Advances in Water Resources, 25, 1-8.
  • Feltham, D., Chaplain, M., Young, I., Crawford, J. (2002). A mathematical analysis of a minimal model of nematode migration in soil. Journal of Biological Systems, 10, 15-32.
  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Deeks, L., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). A novel three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann model for solute transport in variably saturated porous media. Water Resources Research, 38(9), 1167.
  • Zhang, X., Bengough, A., Crawford, J., Young, I. (2002). Efficient methods for solving water flow in variably saturated soils under prescribed flux infiltration. Journal of Hydrology, 260, 75-87. [More Information]
  • Nunan, N., Wu, K., Young, I., Crawford, J., Ritz, K. (2002). In Situ Spatial Patterns of Soil Bacterial Populations, Mapped at Multiple Scales, in an Arable Soil. Microbial Ecology: an international journal, 44, 296-305.
  • Zhang, X., Crawford, J., Bengough, A., Young, I. (2002). On boundary conditions in the lattice Boltzmann model for advection and anisotropic dispersion equation. Advances in Water Resources, 25, 601-609.

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