Dr Matthew Tighe

Associate Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Matthew Tighe

Phone: +61 2 6773 2180

Email: matthew.tighe@une.edu.au


BNatRes Hons (UNE), PhD (UNE), Grad Cert Statistics (UNE)

Research Interests

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.


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Member - Australian Soil Science Society Inc.