Congratulations Adriana and Naomi

Congratulations to Naomi and Adriana on their graduation ceremony today! Also special mention to Adriana who won the best honours award in geography and received the Jack Mabbutt Medal.

Thank you to both of you for the excellent work and joyful time in our lab as honours students, we will miss you guys!

Honours project opportunity: Soil health in River red gum forests

A chance for some field work in these beautiful inland riverine forests.

A chance for some field work in these beautiful inland riverine forests.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic student to be involved with a larger project set up by Office of Environment (NSW) and Heritage and Parks Victoria. The project will involve field work throughout the Lachlan Valley, Murrumbidgee Valley and Murray Valley. This project presents an opportunity to visit some unique parts of Australia and receive training in measures of soil health and soil surface condition. This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with government departments including National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW), Parks Victoria (Vic.) and Scientific Services (NSW). Preferred candidates would have a strong background in ecology and/or soil science and hold a provisional or full drivers licence. For more details please contact Prof. David Eldridge (

Fun day for the ‘fun guys’

Sam_Max_FungiSamantha Travers and Max Mallen-Cooper looking for endangered fungi at Lane Cove. This research is part of a study to map the habitat for endangered Hydrocybe fungi. The work is supported by Lane Cove Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service through the Saving our Species Program.

Working with Manu Delgado Baquerizo

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Manu 1_smlWe are collaborating with Manu Delgado Baquerizo from the University of Western Sydney, looking at soil microbial communities within different patches along a rainfall gradient. Here Manu is taking soil samples from a site near Griffith.

Farewell Marta

We would like to farewell Marta who has been working for our lab for the past 6 months. She has done some fantastic work and we will miss her greatly. Thank you Marta for all of your assistance in the lab and field!!tracksAJ

Welcome Santi

Our friend Santiago Soliveres has come to visit us for the next three weeks. Santi will be working on some drylands research, sampling the local beverages and enjoying the sunshine.


Welcome Santi!!