SOIL

ATMOSPHERE

ANTHROPOSPHERE

LABORATORY

(SAAL)

Understanding the Connection between Soils, Climate Change and People

 

THE SAAL TEAM 

SAAL is a diverse team of academic professionals from RMIT University at Melbourne, Australia lead by Dr Samantha Grover 

 

DR SAMANTHA GROVER

Lecturer
Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science

Current Roles:

  • Course Co-ordinator of The Soil Environment

  • President of the Soil Science Australia Victorian Branch

  • Expert Reviewer in the IPCC Special Report on Climate and Land and 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Board Member of International Mire Conservation Group

  • TERN Ozflux Steering Committee

SALLY HARRISON

Technical Officer

Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science

Current Roles:

  • SAAL Field Excursion Demonstrator

  • ​SAAL General Administrator

Research Project:

Food waste composting research in partnership with Melbourne Food Hub

DR JACINTA MCINNES

PHD APPLIED CHEMISTRY

Sessional Academic
School Office - Science

Current Roles:

  • SAAL Field Excursion Demonstrator

  • ​SAAL General Administrator

DR PREETI ROYCHAND

PHD SOIL SCIENCES

Sessional Academic
School Office - Science

Current Roles:

  • SAAL Academic Content Developer

  • SAAL General Administrator

DR AMANDA SINCLAIR

PHD APPLIED CHEMISTRY

Graduated PhD Candidate

PhD Research Project:
Effect of distance from canal and degradation history on peat bulk density in a degraded tropical peatland

MEERUPPAGE DILANI MANJULA GUNAWARDHANA 

PhD Candidate

PhD Research Project:
The missing pieces in the puzzle of peatland hydrology in the Alps

ANNE YUSUF

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PhD Candidate

PhD Research Project

Master's Research Topic:

Peat Chemistry: beyond von post

ADI KUNARSO

PhD Candidate

PhD Research Project

YUNNITA FRANSISCA

Research Academic
School Office - Science

Current Roles:

  • SAAL Academic Content Developer

  • SAAL General Administrator

LOGESWARY SASTRY

Research Academic | Master's Student
School Office - Science

Current Roles: 

  • SAAL Standard Operating Procedure Developer

  • Website Designer

  • Website Content Curator

  • SAAL General Administrator 


Master's Research Topic:

Urban Agricultural Systems and their Potential to Sequester Carbon with Infrastructural, Vegetational and Spatial Variances

CHARUNI KANCHANA JAYASEKARA MUDIYANSELAGE 

Master's Student

Master's Research Project:

VANESSA FRASER

Master's Student

Master's Research Project:

KATE ROWE

Master's Student

Master's Research Project:

SUFIAN SALEH M ALMUBARAK 

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Graduated Master's Student

Masters Research Project:
The impact of extreme weather events on RMIT students

SANIYA MELVIN D'SOUZA

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Graduated Master's Student

Master's Research Project

BYRON CALVERT

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Graduated Master's Student

Master's Research Project

NETHMI NAGAHAULLA

Bachelor's Student

Science Project

The SAAL team carries out research projects focusing on the connection between soils, climate change and people

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