Nitrification inhibitors are added to fertilisers to reduce nitrogen losses from soil and pollution. While there is evidence that nitrification inhibitors can be effective, there is little information on their behaviour in the environment. Do they break down quickly in soil, are intermediate compounds produced and are nitrification inhibitors an environmental pollutants? The project will take first steps to advance the analysis of nitrification inhibitors in soil. The student will work across environmental toxicology and soil experts. Suit students with a background and interest in chemistry and agriculture.

Location: St Lucia campus

Supervisor: Professor Susanne Schmidt

Project members

Professor Susanne Schmidt

Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Professor
Centre for Plant Science