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Trees, Farming and Soil Biodiversity:
the intersect between science and practice for sustainable soils
Joint Forum with UNE and Soil Science Australia
|Assoc Prof Brian Wilson||Soil organic matter and carbon across a chronosequence of environmental plantings in SE Australia|
|Ms Apsara Amarasinghe||Response of soil microbial population to environmental plantings through time|
|Assoc Prof Lisa Lobry de Bruyn||Ant nest density and distribution – a potential response indicator of environmental tree planting for ecological restoration|
|Dr Oliver Knox||Measuring change in soil function for diverse stakeholders: matching soil science with on-ground practice|
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PFAS in Soil: current research and regulation in South Australia
Dr Shervin Kabiri
Dr. Shervin Kabiri received a B.Sc., Chemistry from the University of Shahid beheshti – Iran, and a PhD from The University of Adelaide – where she investigated the application of graphene-based materials in agriculture and water remediation. Shervin has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Adelaide (School of Agriculture, Food and Wine) since 2018. Her current research is focused on predicting the leaching and mobility of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from soil, and assessing the longevity of reductions in bioavailability of PFASs in soil after remediation by in-situ immobilization.
Dr Albert Juhasz
Dr Albert Juhasz is an Associate Research Professor and the Barbara Hardy Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering within the Future Industries Institute. Albert’s research is focused on the impact of legacy and emerging contaminants on environmental and human health. He is internationally recognised for his innovative, cross disciplinary research on the refinement of human health exposure through the assessment of contaminant bioavailability and bioaccessibility. Albert also has expertise in organic and inorganic contaminant fate and transport and the development of physicochemical and biological remediation technologies for environmental and human health risk minimisation.
Ms Hannah Custance
Hannah is currently an Adviser within the Site Contamination Branch at the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and has been in this role for approximately two years. She graduated from Flinders University with Honours in Hydrogeology in 2012 and has previously worked in the mining industry and in environmental consulting. Hannah has regulated numerous sites where PFAS contamination is present in soils, groundwater and surface water. She has experienced the challenges of regulation in the evolving landscape of PFAS.