Clayton is a Lecturer in Soil Science in the School of Agriculture and Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. His research interests include soil organic matter and nutrient cycling, soil acidity, soil-plant interactions and climate change in Agricultural systems.
He is particularly interested in expanding research activity and developing new linkages in the areas of nutrient re-use and recycling, agricultural waste management, soil contamination/remediation and sustainability. He coordinates the subject ‘Agronomy’ (AGRI30046). Clayton has a BSc (Hons) from Murdoch University and a PhD in Soil Science from The University of Adelaide. He was awarded the K P Barley Prize (Faculty of Science) and the C G Stephens Award (Soil Science Australia) for his PhD thesis. Prior to joining The University of Melbourne, Clayton held post-doc positions at La Trobe University and worked on a number of research projects in cropping systems across Australia. He is the current Treasurer of the Victorian Branch of Soil Science Australia, holds Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) accreditation and is a Review Editor for the international journal, Land Degradation and Development.
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Lignite as additives accelerates the removal of antibiotic resistance genes during poultry..
An agricultural practise with climate and food security benefits: "Claying" with kaoliniti..
Alkalinity movement down acid soil columns was faster when lime and plant residues were co..
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Lignite as additives accelerates the removal of antibiotic resistance genes during poultry litter composting.
Yun Cao, Hang-Wei Hu, Hai-Gang Guo, Clayton Butterly, Mei Bai, Yu-Shu Zhang, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He
Journal article | 2020 | Bioresource Technology
Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in animal manure are a great threat to human health. This study investigated the effects of lig..
An agricultural practise with climate and food security benefits: "Claying" with kaolinitic clay subsoil decreased soil carbon priming and mineralisation in sandy cropping soils.
Samantha P Grover, Clayton R Butterly, Xiaojuan Wang, Deirdre B Gleeson, Lynne M Macdonald, David Hall, Caixian Tang
Journal article | 2020 | Science of The Total Environment
As the agricultural sector seeks to feed a growing global population, climate-smart agriculture offers opportunities to concurrent..
Effects of fertilizer types on nitrogen and phosphorous loss from rice-wheat rotation system in the Taihu Lake region of China
L Wang, X Zhao, J Gao, CR Butterly, Q Chen, M Liu, Y Yang, Y Xi, X Xiao
Journal article | 2019 | Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
© 2019 Agricultural non-point source pollution is deteriorating water quality in many regions. Little information is available on ..
Spectroscopic evidence for hyperthermophilic pretreatment intensifying humification during pig manure and rice straw composting
Yun Cao, Jidong Wang, Hongying Huang, Enhui Sun, Clayton Butterly, Yueding Xu, Huan He, Jing Zhang, Zhizhou Chang
Journal article | 2019 | Bioresource Technology
Hyperthermophilic pretreatment composting (HPC) is superior to traditional composting (CK) with shortened maturity period and enha..
Fertilization alters microbial community composition and functional patterns by changing the chemical nature of soil organic carbon: A field study in a Halosol
Hongyan Wang, Ying Nie, Clayton R Butterly, Lei Wang, Qiuhui Chen, Wei Tian, Bingbing Song, Yunguan Xi, Yu Wang
Journal article | 2017 | Geoderma
Long-term effects of elevated CO2 on carbon and nitrogen functional capacity of microbial communities in three contrasting soils
Clayton R Butterly, Lori A Phillips, Jennifer L Wiltshire, Ashley E Franks, Roger D Armstrong, Deli Chen, Pauline M Mele, Caixian Tang
Journal article | 2016 | SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Lecturer (Waste Management)
Agriculture And Food
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Treasurer, Victorian Branch
Soil Science Australia
Australian Society of Agronomy
Certified Professional Soil Scientist (Cpss)
Soil Science Australia
Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours