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Biography

My research explores the spatial and temporal interactions between soils, sediments and water at a range of scales. I am interested in the role of soil-surface water-shallow groundwater processes ranging from the micron scale to the landscape scale in landscape function. I seek to understand how these biogeochemical processes occur in a range of environments. This has allowed me to work closely with industry, government organisations (local, state and federal) and catchment management authorities to develop and apply findings from my research to improve land and water management strategies.

Specific areas include:

  • Assessing the effects of land degradation processes like increasing salinity, sodicity and acidity
  • Remediation of degraded environments
  • Soil organic carbon dynamics
  • Assessing acid sulfate soil environments
  • Understanding the interactions between the hydrology, geomorphology, and soil and water biogeochemistry
  • Determining the effects of waste application on agricultural land
  • Developing new techniques for rapidly mapping soil and shallow groundwater properties in coastal floodplain environments
  • Examining how climate change and climate variability influences the above processes

Keywords

  • Geochemistry
  • Land management
  • Land use
  • Soil Sciences
  • Soil Sciences, Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Waterway management

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 2005 2019

A slow release brown coal-urea fertiliser reduced gaseous N loss from soil and increased silver beet yield and N uptake

Saha, B. K., Rose, M. T., Wong, V. N. L., Cavagnaro, T. R. & Patti, A. F., 1 Feb 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 649, p. 793-800 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Climate affects fish-kill events in subtropical estuaries of eastern Australia

Wong, V. N. L., Walsh, S. & Morris, S., 2018, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 69, 11, p. 1641–1648 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Invasive cordgrass (Spartina spp.) in south-eastern Australia induces island formation, salt marsh development, and carbon storage

Kennedy, D. M., Konlechner, T., Zavadil, E., Mariani, M., Wong, V., Ierodiaconou, D. & Macreadie, P., 1 Feb 2018, In : Geographical Research. 56, 1, p. 80-91 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nitrogen Dynamics in Soil Fertilized with Slow Release Brown Coal-Urea Fertilizers

Saha, B. K., Rose, M. T., Wong, V. N. L., Cavagnaro, T. R. & Patti, A. F., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 14577.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Towards sustainable agriculture for the salt-affected soil

Shao, H., Chu, L., Lu, H., Qi, W., Chen, X., Liu, J., Kuang, S., Tang, B. & Wong, V., 2018, In : Land Degradation and Development. 30, 5, p. 574–579 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2012 2016

  • 3 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Wetlands (Journal)

Vanessa Wong (Associate editor)
1 Feb 201630 Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Land Degradation & Development (Journal)

Vanessa Wong (Editorial board member)
1 Jun 201531 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

President - Victorian Branch of Soil Science Australia

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
17 Feb 201424 Nov 2014

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

President - Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
15 Feb 201415 Feb 2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Chair - Soil, Environment and Ecosystem Interactions Sub-Division

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
24 Nov 201228 Apr 2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries