Soil Health, Food and Fibre

This research stream explores the contribution of soils to the long-term stability of landforms and their role in capturing carbon and advancing agriculture.

It is concerned with providing soils as a contributor to long-term stable soil systems, quantifying the potential of soils as sinks for carbon, and advancing agriculture by improving soil health.

Research understanding the linkages between food production, re-use of agricultural waste and optimisation of soil systems functions in light of climate change challenges and is directed towards defining, planning and optimising sustainable production services for society.

Research stream leaders

Professor Andrew O'Loughlin

Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability

Expertise: Management


Mr Bill GrantBill Grant

Future Regions Research Centre

Expertise: Soil health; organic resource recovery; net zero emissions