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:

Professor Victor Galea

Deputy Head of School
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Associate Supervisors:

Dr Miriam Munoz Rojas (UNSW)

Dr Wendy Williams

Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor Susanne Schmidt

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences