DR Bhawana Bhatta

DR Bhawana Bhatta


  • Soil Science,
  • Soil Science, Biochar, Nitrogen Cycling, Agricultural Waste Management



  • Bhawana's previous research work has focused on understanding impact of biochar on soil physio-chemical properties. More recently, Bhawana's research has focused on nutrient recovery from organic amendments and nutrient cycling in soil.   


Member of

  • Australian Society of Soil Science. Member 2008 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Application of ammonium loaded lignite for amelioration of subsoil constraints, awarded by JM Higgins research trust fund, 2018   


Education and training

  • GradCert, University of Melbourne 2018
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • BScAg, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science 2007

Awards and honors

  • University of Melbourne Mary Sloane Travel Scholarship, 2016
  • Australian Society of Soil Science, 2016
  • University of Melbourne’s Alton Gould Edmonds Scholarship, 2014
  • University of Melbourne, 2013


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available for supervision of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Masters by Research, Masters by coursework (Projects A and B) and Honours students.