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    School of Agriculture and Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne; Director, Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Healthy Soils for Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Quality

  1. 9 November 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Cutting agricultural emissions will reduce air pollution and save lives

    Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture will substantially benefit global health, and at a low cost shows new research led by the University of Melbourne.

  2. 1 November 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Five priorities for managing nitrogen pollution

    Nitrogen is essential for life on Earth but excess can damage the environment. University of Melbourne researchers recommend five areas of focus for management.

  3. 6 February 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    We can have urbanisation and enough to eat

    Changing our diet and food choices can balance the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security say agricultural experts at the University of Melbourne.

  4. 19 July 2018 - Go Figure

    What you need to know about nitrogen pollution

    A new measurement from University of Melbourne researchers could more accurately identify places at risk of damaging levels of nitrogen pollution.

  5. 16 July 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Taking steps to cut your nitrogen footprint

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has calculated the 'nitrogen footprint' of the University - and come up with the best ways to reduce it.

  6. 19 June 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Small farms and China’s reliance on agricultural chemicals

    University of Melbourne research has found China's overuse of agricultural chemicals like fertilisers and pesticides is linked to its number of small farms.

  7. 23 August 2017 - Science Matters

    The power of recycled poo

    A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.

  8. 21 March 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Save our soils: Why dirt matters

    Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.

  9. 5 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Nitrogen pollution: Forgotten element of climate change

    Carbon dioxide is the headline greenhouse gas, but to mitigate climate change, we will need to tackle nitrogen emissions with technology, policy and our diet.