Researcher biography

My work focuses on soil microbiological processes in sugarcane farming systems, particularly centred around the nitrogen cycle. I am interested in alterations of soil biogeochemical cycles under different land uses, and using this information to devise more sustainable cropping systems. My research examines production rates and fluxes of soil nitrogen compounds, in context of their availability to plants. Sugarcane cropping systems in Australia have poor synchronisation of nitrogen application with crop demand: my current project is examining the capacity of legume intercrops to provide 'slow release' nitrogen across the sugarcane growing season

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Nutrient fluxes in soils

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