DR Tony Weatherley

DR Tony Weatherley


  • 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.   


Member of

  • Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated. Ordinary Member 1984 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    • Novel peat based fertilisers – Biogreen Australia
    • Improving the efficiency, profitability and environmental friendliness of nitrogen fertilizers – Incitec-pivot
    • Improving the management of water and nitrogen fertilizer for agricultural profitability, water quality and reduced nitrous oxide emissions in China and Australia - ACIAR
    2005: Awarded a Universitas 21 Fellowship   


Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia 1993
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University 1982

Awards and honors

  • Universitas 21 Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • 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.