About Professor Alex McBratney

I work passionately on the sustainable use and management of the soil system. I am trying to unravel the causes of soil change in space and time and I am intrigued by questions such as; what makes soil tick, and how where and when does it grow? I seek to develop answers to such questions through the combination of observation and quantitative theory. The understanding that provides answers to such questions helps us to create sustainable ecosystems and provide food, water and energy for humanity more securely.

Professor Alex McBratney holds BSc, PhD and DSc degrees in soil science from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the DScAgr degree from the University of Sydney for research in precision agriculture. He has made major contributions to soil science and agriculture through the development of the concepts of Pedometrics, Digital Soil Mapping and Precision Agriculture.

Professor McBratney was awarded the 2014 VV Dokuchaev medal in soil science from the International Union of Soil Sciences.

Professor McBratney is the Director of the The University of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

For more information about Professor McBratney, refer to his  Academic Profile Online