Senior Research Scientist – Soils, Water and Nutrients, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Australia
Dr Cameron Gourley has worked for 33 years in the area of soil, pasture and grazing animal research. He is recognised both nationally and internationally for his work on improving nutrient management in grazing-based production systems, particularly the dairy industry. His interests include nutrient flows, transformations and use efficiency at the whole farm and within-farm scale. Cameron also contributes to government and industry policy development. He is currently Conference Secretary for the International Nitrogen Initiative conference INI2016.
Leader in Soil Water, Nutrients and Greenhouse Gases Melbourne School of Land and Environment University of Melbourne Deputy Director of the Australia-China Centre on Water Resource Research
Professor Chen has successfully led an internationally recognised research team attracting more than $20 million in competitive research grant funding from government and industry partners over the previous ten years. He maintains active international research collaborations with scientists and industry partners throughout China, the United States and Europe. He holds honorary professorial positions with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Agricultural University and Nanjing Agricultural University.
In 2010 Professor Chen was awarded the JA Prescott Medal for excellence and achievement in the field of soil science by the Australian Society of Soil Science. He is a member of the scientific committee of the International Nitrogen Initiative.
Regional Director Australia and New Zealand International Plant Nutrition Institute
In his current role, Robert oversees research and communication projects on nutrient best management practices across Australia. He also has a position as an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne, following nearly 30 years of agronomic research and teaching, particularly in the grains industry.
Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre
The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (www. piccc.org.au) is a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries. His research focuses on strategies for reducing enteric methane and nitrous oxide from intensive grazing systems, and whole farm systems modelling of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in livestock production. He is a science advisor to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments, and the UN FAO, on climate change adaptation, mitigation and policy development in agriculture.
Farmer Stockinbingal Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Canberra and Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga
John now farms crops and livestock following a distinguished career with CSIRO Plant Industry in Canberra. He has conducted research on the optimum supply of nitrogen to cereals, the effects of crop sequence on performance and developing decision support tools for crop nutrient management. While at CSIRO he was a visiting scientist at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and Ume.