Dr Matthew Tighe
Associate Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science
Phone: +61 2 6773 2180
BNatRes Hons (UNE), PhD (UNE), Grad Cert Statistics (UNE)
Member - Australian Soil Science Society Inc.
I have a background in ecosystem management and soil chemistry. I am interested in the links between the spatial variation of chemical patterns and underlying environmental processes that generate these patterns. I believe understanding these links inform us as to function and dysfunction in both natural and production systems. My specific research interests include:
- Fate and behavior of trace elements and nutrients in soils
- Plant/soil interactions
- Environmental tomography
- Environmental forensics
- Appropriate use of statistics in environmental research.
Research Supervision Experience
Student research opportunities
These include research in the areas of X-ray tomography of contaminated plant/soil systems, analytical methodologies for environmental soil chemistry and environmental forensics, and modelling of agro-ecological system behaviours. Contact me for further details.