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2021 Laureate Profile: Professor Alexander McBratney

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Professor Alexander McBratney

Administering Organisation: The University of Sydney

Fellowship project summary

FL210100054: A calculable approach to securing Australia's soil.

Much of our productive land is currently degraded, severely impacting the ability of soils to contribute to planetary health. The aim of this program is to deliver a comprehensive systematic soil monitoring system within a world-first soil security framework. The research will create a detailed reference of the Australian landscape to elucidate impacts on our soil cover. Soil security indicators will be created from which ameliorative actions can be prioritised, while early warning systems will offer predictive capability around emerging threats to soil condition, feeding into best-management practices for regeneration. Outcomes will see soil secured for future generations and Australia at the forefront of soil assessment and restoration.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 3,277,650

Find out more about Professor McBratney and their research areas of interest to date by visiting their profile page on The University of Sydney's website.

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

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