Soil Sciences

Our in depth strength in specific research disciplines is the foundation for “connected research” that integrates the natural and social sciences across disciplines.

Our soils research brings together the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil sciences to obtain an integrated understanding of this vital environmental resource. We undertake pure, strategic and applied research with current focus areas including soil erosion and the movement of sediment and contaminants, bioremediation of contaminated land, crop uptake of nutrients and pollutants, crop water use, plant interactions with soil micro-organisms,  and the effects of pollution and climate change on the functioning and biodiversity of soils.