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Professor John Bennett

Professor John Bennett
Name John Bennett
Position Professor (Soil Science and Agrimetrics)
Section Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Operations)
Office D201
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1890
Extension 1890
Email
Qualifications BSc(Res&EnvMgmt)(Hons) ANU , PhD Sydney

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090799 )
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified ( 070199 )
  • Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 050399 )
  • Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 410699 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401199 )
  • Agriculture ( 300299 )
  • Environmental Management not elsewhere classified ( 410499 )

Research interests
• Spatial/temporal diagnosis and management of soil constraints
• Pedometrics and geostatistics applied to land management
• Soil structural stability and interaction with irrigation water quality
• Soil security: Perceptions and management of soil health/quality/condition
• Rehabilitation of degraded landscapes
• Natural resource management

Professional memberships
Certified Professional Soil Scientist

Industry affiliations
Immediate Past President, Soil Science Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
  • Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
AGR3304 Soil Science
AGR3903 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 2
AGR2902 Field Practice
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
14 Years

Research most recent
Bennett, JM, McBratney, A, Field, D, Kidd, D, Stockmann, U, Liddicoat, C & Grover, S 2019, 'Soil Security for Australia', Sustainability, vol. 11, no. 12, p. 3416.

Bennett, JM, Marchuk, A, Marchuk, S & Raine, SR 2019, 'Towards predicting the soil-specific threshold electrolyte concentration of soil as a reduction in saturated hydraulic conductivity: The role of clay net negative charge', Geoderma, vol. 337, pp. 122-31.

Bennett, JM, Roberton, SD, Marchuk, S, Woodhouse, NP, Antille, DL, Jensen, TA & Keller, T 2019, 'The soil structural cost of traffic from heavy machinery in Vertisols', Soil and Tillage Research, vol. 185, pp. 85-93.


Research most notable
Ezlit YD, Bennett JM, Raine SR, Smith RJ (2013) Modification of the McNeal Clay Swelling Model Improves Prediction of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity as a Function of Applied Water Quality. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77(6), 2149-2156.


Publications in ePrints

Ali, Aram ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2986-9220 and Bennett, John McL and Biggs, Andrew A. J. and Marchuk, Alla and Ghahramani, AfshinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9648-4606 (2021) Assessing the hydraulic reduction performance of HYDRUS-1D for application of alkaline irrigation in variably-saturated soils: Validation of pH driven hydraulic reduction scaling factors. Agricultural Water Management, 256:107101. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0378-3774

Ali, Aram ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2986-9220 and Bennett, John McL and Biggs, Andrew J. W. and Simunek, Jirka (2021) Development of a soil specific function for scaling hydraulic conductivity reduction using alkaline irrigation water in HYDRUS model. In: 2021 Joint Australia and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2021, Cairns, Australia.

Al-Shatib, Mohammed A. M. and Bennet, John McL. and Chen, Guangnan and Jensen, Troy A. (2021) Impact of cotton picker traffic on vertosol soil and yield in individual rows. Crop & Pasture Science, 72 (7). pp. 514-527. ISSN 1836-0947

Al-Shatib, Mohammed A. M. and Chen, Guangnan and Bennett, John McL. and Jensen, Troy A. (2021) Monitoring the behaviour of Australian Vertosols in response to the shrink–swell characteristic and cotton picker traffic. Soil Research, 59 (4). pp. 396-405. ISSN 1838-675X

Bennett, J. McL. and Melland, A. R. and Eberhard, J. and Paton, C. and Clewett, J. F. and Newsome, T. and Baillie, C. (2021) Rehabilitating open-cut coal mine spoil for a pasture system in south east Queensland, Australia: abiotic soil properties compared with unmined land through time. Geoderma Regional, 25:e00364. ISSN 2352-0094

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090799 )
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified ( 070199 )
  • Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 050399 )
  • Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 410699 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401199 )
  • Agriculture ( 300299 )
  • Environmental Management not elsewhere classified ( 410499 )