Soil and fertiliser interactions (alternative phosphorus fertilisers, plant nutrition)
Soils and their sustainable management (phosphorus, water quality, dairy pastures)
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Monash University. PhD studies, The University of Western Australia with R.J. Gilkes and J.W. Bowden. Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne 1994-6. Appointed Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, 1998.
Current research interests include: use of urban biochar in growth media; suitability of food waste as a soil conditioner and; all aspects of phosphorus in agricultural systems. I offer masters and honours projects in these areas: soil contamination; soil mapping; soil amendments/conditioners and phosphorus/nitrogen interactions in soil.