Prof Peter Grace

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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Research area Sustainable agriculture, nitrogen use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and native ecosystems, soil carbon sequestration mitigation strategies, simulation of agroecosystems. Coordinated the Australian nitrous oxide (in agriculture) research program (2007-2016), a $50M network of automated sampling sites funded by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and managed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. Current studies include the carbon balance of grasslands (TERN OzFlux and MLA); the development of nitrate removal technologies (bioreactors) to reduce aquatic pollution (DAF); increasing nitrogen use efficiency in cotton farming systems (CRDC); Future Farm – the intersection of advanced sensing technologies for nitrogen management in cotton and grain systems (GRDC & CRDC);  Assisting Indo-Pacific countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (ACIAR).

Represented Australia in the Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases – Croplands and Soil C/N Crosscutting issues Working Groups. Peter has been active in both the developed and developing world promoting the use of simple soil assays and educating land holders in soil management for maximising long-term productivity and profitability. Adjunct appointments at Michigan State University and the Earth Institute of Columbia University (NY).

Projects

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Title
Increasing Profitability Through Improved Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Reducing Gaseous Losses of Nitrogen
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
AOTG1601
Start year
2015
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