Recently the members of TCRG (Brian, Yui, Ivanah & Katherine) as well as other UNE staff and students (Lisa Lobry de Bruyn, Sajanee Gunadasa and Karl Anderson) attended the 2018 National Soils Conference in Canberra to present their research. Lisa delivered a keynote presentation about ‘connecting soil knowledge to communities’ which generated much discussion from the conference delegates.
Ivanah’s presentation “Bringing soil to life: The tale of ‘Mottly’ and his adventures as a soil mascot” was a real hit, especially when ‘Mottly’ was there to help present. Mottly had the conference participants lining up to get in a photo with him. For her excellent presentation Ivanah was awarded the Soil Science Australia Most Meritorious Oral Presentation by an early career researcher and the CSIRO Best Oral Presentation Award.
With all the soil judging success, keynote presentations and best presentation awards, UNE was very successful for the week.