DR SAMANTHA GROVER

Dr Grover leads the Soil-Atmosphere-Anthroposphere Lab (SAAL) at RMIT University

The SAAL’s research focuses on the connection between soils, climate change and people.

How can we manage soils better to store more carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase food security and improve ecosystem health?

Partnerships with government, industry and community underpin applied research projects in alpine and tropical peatlands, urban sports fields and home composting and innovative agricultural systems in Australia and Indonesia.


In her roles as Victorian President of Soil Science Australia, Expert Reviewer for the IPCC and Committee member of the International Mire Conservation Group and Ozflux, Grover contributes soil-atmosphere expertise to local, national and international policy and decision making.


Grover delights in making science accessible and engaging: for her students in RMIT’s Environmental Science Bachelors and Masters degrees; for a younger audience via her children’s book “Exploring Soils: a hidden world underground”; as well as to a wide public audience as a “Superstar of STEM”.

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