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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 P13-103
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 )

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 and Biggs, Andrew J. W. and Simunek, Jirka and Bennett, John McL. (2019) A pH-based pedotransfer function for scaling saturated hydraulic conductivity reduction: improved estimation of hydraulic dynamics in HYDRUS. Vadose Zone Journal, 18 (1 - Article 190072). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1539-1663

Ali, Aram and Biggs, Andrew J. W. and Marchuk, Alla and Bennett, John McL. (2019) Effect of irrigation water pH on saturated hydraulic conductivity and electrokinetic properties of acidic, neutral, and alkaline soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 83 (6). pp. 1672-1682. ISSN 0361-5995

Zhu, Yingcan and Ali, Aram and Dang, Aaditi and Wandel, Andrew P. and Bennett, John McLean (2019) Re-examining the flocculating power of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium for a broad range of soils. Geoderma, 352. pp. 422-428. ISSN 0016-7061

Zhu, Yingcan and Bennett, John McLean and Marchuk, Alla (2019) Reduction of hydraulic conductivity and loss of organic carbon in non-dispersive soils of different clay mineralogy is related to magnesium induced disaggregation. Geoderma, 349. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0016-7061

Bennett, J. McL. and Roberton, S. D. and Marchuk, S. and Woodhouse, N. P. and Antille, D. L. and Jensen, T. A. and Keller, T. (2019) The soil structural cost of traffic from heavy machinery in vertisols. Soil and Tillage Research, 185. pp. 85-93. ISSN 0167-1987

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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 )