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Conference Proceedings

Invitation to Participate

On behalf of the Organising Committee we invite you to attend the 7th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2016).

The conference’s over-arching theme – SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY FOR THE WORLD – aims to address “The Nutrient Nexus” of reducing nutrient losses while producing food and energy for all of our human family.

The conference venue is central to the city and there is a great range of accommodation and dining options all within walking distance.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in December, 2016.

Cameron Gourley.                              deli-chen

Dr Cameron Gourley               Professor Deli Chen
Conference Secretary                  Conference Chair

Solutions to improve nitrogen use efficiency for the world


  1. Nitrogen at global and regional scales
  2. Biological nitrogen fixation
  3. Improving fertiliser efficiency
  4. Crop-nitrogen interactions
  5. Livestock and nitrogen
  6. Nitrogen contamination of the environment
  7. New ways to measure nitrogen
  8. Nitrogen and the atmosphere
  9. Nitrogen accounting
  10. Nitrogen and the community

Promote INI 2016

Download the following promotional flyers to print out and put up at your workplace or to give to a colleague.

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Keynote Speakers

The INI 2016 keynote speakers have been confirmed; for more information and biographies please click here.

Prof. Ross Garnaut

Prof. Oene Oenema

Dr Wilfried Winiwarter

Prof. James Galloway

Dr John Angus

Dr Cecile de Klein

Patrick Heffer

Dr Cargele Masso

Prof. Peter Grace 

Dr Clifford Snyder

Prof. David Pannell

Prof. Michael Bell

Prof. Mark Sutton

Dr Britta Schaffelke

Mr Simon Upton

Dr J.K Ladha

Prof. Achim Dobermann

Prof. Xuejun Liu

Prof. Xiaoyuan Yan

Organising Committee

Click here to read biographies of the Organising Committee members.

  • Professor Deli Chen
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Cameron Gourley
    Victorian State Government, Australia
  • Dr Robert Norton
    International Plant Nutrition Institute, Australia
  • Professor Richard Eckard
    Primary Industries Climate Challenge Centre, Australia
  • Dr John Angus
    Farmer and CSIRO, Australia
  • Dr Helen Suter
    The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Sharon Aarons
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Dr Robert Edis
    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Local Advisory Committee

Click here to read biographies of the Local Advisory Committee members.

  • Professor Richard Bell
    Murdoch University, Australia
  • Dr Michael Crawford
    Victorian State Government, Australia
  • Mr Nick Drew
    Fertilizer Australia, Australia
  • Dr Robert Edis
    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia
  • Professor Peter  Grace
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Ms Alice Hall
    CSIRO Publications, Australia
  • Professor Mike Hedley
    Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr Phillip Mladenov
    New Zealand Fertilizer Association, New Zealand
  • Dr Mark Peoples
    CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

International Advisory Committee

Click here to read biographies of the International Advisory Committee members.

  • Professor Tapan Adhya
    Central Rice Research Institute, India
  • Dr Cecile de Klein
    AgResearch, New Zealand
  • Professor James Galloway
    University of VirginiaUnited States of America
  • Patrick Heffer
    International Fertilizer Industry, France
  • Dr Kevin Hicks
    Stockholm Environment Institute, United Kingdom
  • Dr Cargele Masso
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya
  • Professor Mark Sutton
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)