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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

Research area 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

Carbon and Nitrogen Sequestration of Melaleuca Floodplain Wetlands in Tropical Australia

Adame, M. F., Reef, R., Wong, V. N. L., Balcombe, S. R., Turschwell, M. P., Kavehei, E., Rodríguez, D. C., Kelleway, J. J., Masque, P. & Ronan, M., 19 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ecosystems. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dating painting events through by-products of ochre processing: Borologa 1 Rockshelter, Kimberley, Australia

David, B., Delannoy, J. J., Petchey, F., Gunn, R., Huntley, J., Veth, P., Genuite, K., Skelly, R. J., Mialanes, J., Harper, S., Ouzman, S., Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation, Heaney, P. & Wong, V., 2 Jan 2019, In : Australian Archaeology. 85, 1, p. 57-94 38 p.

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., Mar 2019, In : Land Degradation and Development. 30, 5, p. 574–579 6 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

Activities 2012 2019

  • 3 Professional association or peak discipline body
  • 3 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Federal Vice President - Soil Science Australia

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
Jan 2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

EMCR Forum Executive

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
2018 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

International Union of Soil Science: Acid Sulfate Soil Working Group

Vanessa Wong (Chair/ Co-Chair)
2018 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

Wetlands (Journal)

Vanessa Wong (Associate editor)
1 Feb 2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Land Degradation and Development (Journal)

Vanessa Wong (Associate editor)
1 Jun 2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility