This project will involve testing soil samples from burnt and unburnt fire plots in the northern Australian savannah (Kidman Springs). The aim will be to test changes in organic matter, carbon and bioavailable nitrogen of cyanobacterial-dominated crusts affected by 2-year and 4-year burning over time. Outcomes of this research project will result in taking part in the publication of the results in the context of a collaborative grazing management project.

This project is available to Honours and Postgraduate Coursework students.

Opportunities exist for more in-depth PhD research projects to be developed from these studies.

Project members

Principal Advisor:

Associate Professor Victor Galea

Deputy Head of School
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Associate Professor
Centre for Crop Science

Associate Supervisors:

Dr Miriam Munoz Rojas (UNSW)

Dr Wendy Williams

Honorary Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor Susanne Schmidt

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