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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 2019

Research Output 2005 2017

Hybrid brown coal-urea fertiliser reduces nitrogen loss compared to urea alone

Saha, B. K., Rose, M. T., Wong, V., Cavagnaro, T. R. & Patti, A. F. 1 Dec 2017 In : Science of the Total Environment. 601-602, p. 1496-1504 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accumulation of sulfidic sediments in a channelised inland river system, southern Australia

Wong, V., Cheetham, M. D., Bush, R. T., Sullivan, L. A. & Ward, N. J. 2016 In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 67, 11, p. 1655-1666 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Changes in soil organic carbon fractions after remediation of a coastal floodplain soil

Wong, V. N. L., McNaughton, C. & Pearson, A. 1 Mar 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 168, p. 280-287 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil chemistry and acidification risk of acid sulfate soils on a temperate estuarine floodplain in southern Australia

Yau, C. C., Wong, V. N. L. & Kennedy, D. M. 22 Aug 2016 In : Soil Research. 54, 7, p. 787-796 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An artificial reality for mine site rehabilitation—the industrial symbiotic approach

Yellishetty, M., Li, J. & Wong, V. 2015 Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation : Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014. Hu, Z. (ed.). London UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 579-581 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)

Activities 2012 2016

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

Wetlands (Journal)

Wong, V. N. L. (Associate editor)
1 Feb 201630 Sep 2017

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Land Degradation and Development (Journal)

Wong, V. N. L. (Editorial board member)
1 Jun 201531 Jan 2018

Activity: Editorial responsibility

President - Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association

Wong, V. N. L. (Chair/ Co-Chair)
15 Feb 201415 Feb 2016

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

President - Victorian Branch of Soil Science Australia

Wong, V. N. L. (Chair/ Co-Chair)
17 Feb 201424 Nov 2014

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Chair - Soil, Environment and Ecosystem Interactions Sub-Division

Wong, V. N. L. (Chair/ Co-Chair)
24 Nov 201228 Apr 2016

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries