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Dr Mark Conyers
Position Adjunct Professor
Location NSW DPI, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6938 1830
Fax 02 6938 1809
Dr Conyers completed a B. Natural Resources at the University of New England . He completed a MScAgr at the University of Sydney on soil acidity before working as a field research officer for Southern Limestone Pty Ltd. Dr Conyers' PhD from La Trobe University, was also on soil chemistry.
When Dr Conyers joined NSW DPI (then NSW Agriculture) in 1985 his research focussed on the impact of acidic soils in the mixed farming zone of southern NSW, but has since branched into both traditional soil fertility (N, P, K) and into environmental issues (C, salinity, biodiversity).
Dr Conyers is responsible for the Soil Science Laboratories at Wagga Wagga, where work in soil chemistry and physics is undertaken.
- The strategic use of tillage within conservation farming (GRDC)
- Making Better Fertiliser Decisions (GRDC)
- Long term benefits of liming (MLA)
- Fingerprinting the soil metagenome (ARC)
- Influence of subsoil constraints on canola yield decline (GRDC)
- Australian Society of Soil Science
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute
- Acidic soils and liming
- Nitrogen and phosphorus fertility
- Salinity of soil and water
- Soil carbon
Conyers MK, Poile GJ, Oates AA, Waters D and Chan KY (2011). Comparison of three carbon determination methods on naturally occurring substrates and the implication for the quantification of ‘soil carbon’. Soil Research 49, 27-33.
Chan KY, Conyers MK, Li GD, Helyar KR, Poile GJ, Oates AA and Barchia IM (2011). Soil carbon dynamics under different cropping and pasture management in temperate Australia: Results of three long-term experiments. Soil Research 49, 320-328.
Liu DL, Chan KY, Conyers MK, Li GD and Poile GJ (2011). Simulation of soil organic carbon dynamics under different pasture managements using the RothC carbon model. Geoderma xx, xx-xx.