Western Australia

The Western Australian branch of Soil Science Australia is an active branch promoting the understanding and awareness of soil science throughout the state. The WA branch holds a Soil Science Seminar Series, the annual Boodja Lecture, field trips and other events throughout the year.

New members are always welcome to join the Western Australian branch.

Meet our Committee

President: George Mercer
Email: [email protected]

Vice President: Tim Overheu
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Secretary:  Bede Mickan
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Treasurer:  Mary-Anne Lowe
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Early Career Rep:  Hira Shaukat

Student Rep:  Zahra Nizbat

Committee members:
Richard Bell, Lyn Abbott, Prasanthi Sooriyakumar, Jenni Clausen, Lorena Cortes Paez.


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State Soil

The Yellow Chromosol is the Western Australian state soil. Also known as Grey Sandy Duplex soils, Yellow Chromosols feature a sandy, usually grey coloured topsoil over a mottled clay subsoil. Widespread ini the South-West of the state, they are used for forestry, grazing, viticulture and cropping.

Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.