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Date: 21 Dec

Dr Rubeca Fancy

Published date: 21/12/2019

Congratulations to Dr Rubeca Fancy who recently graduated with her PhD. Rubeca’s thesis was all about “The Significance of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) to Deep Soil Carbon Storage.    

Date: 07 Aug

Soil Sampling in Nepal with Roshan

Published date: 07/08/2019

Currently Roshan is in Nepal doing some baseline soil sampling and setting up his trial site. His research is to comparing native pasture species with exotic pasture species as an option of soil organic carbon sequestration to restore marginal cropland and abandoned cropland.  

Date: 26 Nov

TCRG success at the National Soils Conference

Published date: 26/11/2018

Recently the members of TCRG (Brian, Yui, Ivanah & Katherine) as well as other UNE staff and students (Lisa Lobry de Bruyn, Sajanee Gunadasa and Karl Anderson) attended the 2018 National Soils Conference in Canberra to present their research. Lisa delivered a keynote presentation about ‘connecting soil knowledge to communities’ which generated much discussion from […]

Date: 19 Nov

UNE success at National Soil Judging Competition

Published date: 19/11/2018

Ivanah Oliver, Kirsten Drew, Sajanee Gunadasa, Emily Sears, Robin Shannon & Brian Wilson (coach) represented UNE at the 6th Australian Soil Judging Competition held in Canberra. The team spent two practice days developing their skills and knowledge, before taking on the competition pits on day three. The competition consisted of doing two soil pits together […]

Date: 20 Aug

Ivanah at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Brazil

Published date: 20/08/2018

During the week of the 12-17th August, Ivanah atteneded the 21st World Congress of Soil Science. The WCSS is held every four years and the premier gathering from soil scientists from across the globe. This year the congress was hosted by the Brazilian Soil Science Society in Rio de Janiero. The congress was great week […]

Date: 03 Aug

Apsara Amarasinghe joins TCRG

Published date: 03/08/2018

Recently Apsara Amarasinghe arrived from Sri Lanka to commence her PhD studies with the Terrestrial Carbon Reseach Group. Apsara’s PhD research will be looking at soil biodiversity and nutrient dynamics under environmental plantings. Her PhD is one compontent of a larger project lead by Brian Wilson funded by the  Environmental Trust NSW for “Soil biodiversity […]

Date: 05 Apr

TCRG at Sydney Royal Easter Show

Published date: 05/04/2018

If you were at the Sydney Royal Easter Show recently you may have seen Ivanah and ‘Mottly’ wandering around the Farm of the Future pavillion. This year UNE showcased their SMART Farm and all the technology from down in the ground all the way up to the Satellites. Ivanah was down to talk all about […]

Date: 22 Jan

Ivanah wins best PowerPoint presentation at UNE Post-Grad Conference

Published date: 22/01/2018

On the 16th-17th January 2018, Ivanah presented at the 2018 UNE Post-Grad Conference. She presented her finding of research about the contribution and stability of root carbon inputs into soil. The conference judges were very impressed with her use of audiovisual material, especially how it was clear and simple, but engaging and effective in communicating […]

Date: 05 Dec

World Soil Day 2017

Published date: 05/12/2017

HAPPY WORLD SOIL DAY!! Each year the 5th of December is a day worth celebrating; not just for soil scientists and fanatics alike, but for anyone living on this planet. It is a day to celebrate and reflect on how valuable soils are to our very existance. From the growing of our food and fibre, […]

Date: 06 Oct

UNE come 3rd at Australian Soil Judging Competition

Published date: 06/10/2017

  During the last week of September the 5th Australian Soil Judging Competition, was held at Toowoomba, Qld. Three students; Ivanah Oliver, Imogen Semmler and Liz Marshall, represented UNE in the team: ‘New England Soil Sleuths’. The competition consisted of two days of training followed by a competition day. On the first day of training […]