Professor Neal Menzies

Head of School - SAFS

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliated Professor

Centre for Plant Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
n.menzies@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51174
+61 7 54601 047

Overview

Neal Menzies has a passion for agriculture and the environment, and has used his role as a teacher and research leader to bring others into this highly rewarding field. He believes that environmental scientists must go further than identifying where human activity is harming the environment, they must also deliver workable solutions to the problems. While his research spans a range of agricultural and environmental chemistry issues, he considers himself primarily a soil scientist, and sees soil science as a central discipline in the solution of a broad range of problems.

Neal’s main research interests are phyto-toxicity of metals, and in particular aluminium, surface charge chemistry, and the management of nutrients in tropical farming systems.

Neal is Past President of the Australian Society of Soil Science, and a Past Vice-President of the International Union of Soil Science.

Neal is currently Dean of Agriculture, and leads the School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Research Interests

  • Nutrient dynamics in traditional and improved farming systems and in drastically disturbed lands.
    Upland farming systems in south-east Asia and the Pacific still largely rely on the native fertility of the soil, while those in India (and Australia) supplement soil fertility with fertilizers to some extent. These systems are progressively degrading; capturing developing world farming families in a downward spiral of poverty, and in Australia degrading the soil resource. I am involved in research aimed at increasing fertility through organic matter management and through the introduction of mineral fertilizers. In more developed systems, inputs are used to sustain yields, but these are often not in balance with nutrient removal and nutrient depletion can result, or in those instances where inputs are excessive environmental contamination may result. Research projects are ongoing in Australia and India, and a project is under development for the Pacific Island nations. In drastically disturbed lands, research aims to provide information on the fate of applied fertilisers and to quantify the effects of soil profile mixing on the ability of the replaced soil to supply nutrients to the developing ecosystem. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus have been the particular focus of research. Current and recent projects in this theme are “Nutrient mass balance of horticulture systems in the Lockyer Valley” (SEQ Catchments), “Nutrient management in rain-fed cropping systems of the northern grains region DAQ00084” (GRDC), “Integrated manure management in soybean/wheat cropping systems on vertisols in Madhya Pradesh and Queensland” (ACIAR), “Assessment of soil management options under powerline easements” (Powerlink) and “Soil fertility management in the PNG Highlands for sweetpotato based cropping systems” (ACIAR)
  • Management of soils to reduce greenhouse gas emisions
    Soil can act as both sink and source of carbon depending on how it is used. A key aspect is the management of nitrogen in the system, as inefficient use of nitrogen fertilizers lead directly to nitrous oxide emissions (a potent greenhouse gas), and indirectly to increased emission of carbon dioxide in the production of fertilizer. Current research includes assessment of carbon sequestration in grazing systems (including methods for the quantification of carbon and its forms), cropping management strategies to improve nitrogen use efficiency, and the use of organic waste streams as inputs to build carbon stores in agricultural soils (including use as composts and biochar).
  • Phyto-toxicity of metals and metalloids.
    Metal contamination from mining and refining industries, and from agriculture (and in some instances naturally occurring high metal availability), limits plant growth and presents a risk to grazing animals and to humans through food chain contamination. Research in progress aims to better understand metal bioavailability, and in particular the chemistry of the root rhizosphere and root apoplasm. Projects in this theme are “Plant cell wall – aluminium interactions: a role in aluminium stress” (ARC) “Evaluation of heavy metal tolerance in grass species” (CRC-CARE).
  • Soil water balance and nutrient movement in sewage and intensive animal waste disposal systems
    Land application of wastes is used as an alternative to disposal into streams. Successful disposal onto land requires the establishment of a balance between water and nutrient inputs and plant uptake. At present little information is available to guide the design of such systems for the tropics. Experimental systems based on tree, pasture and cropping combinations are being evaluated. Research aims to better understanding the rate of release of nutrient from wastes, rates of nutrient and water usage by the vegetation, and the applicability local conditions of models developed in a temperate environment.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Certified Professional Soil Scientist (Lvl 3)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Agricultural Studies, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Blamey, F. Pax C., Kopittke, Peter M., Wehr, J. Bernhard and Menzies, Neal W. (2015). Aluminum. In Allen V. Barker and David J. Pilbeam (Ed.), Handbook of Plant Nutrition 2nd ed. (pp. 567-606) Boca Raton Florida, United States: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b18458-21

  • Wehr, J. B., Blamey, F. P. C. and Menzies, N. W. (2012). Aluminum. In Sven Erik Jorgenson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Management (pp. 269-278) Boca Raton: CRC Press.

  • Wightwick, Adam, Walters, Robert, Allinson, Graeme, Reichman, Suzanne and Menzies, Neal (2010). Environmental risks of fungicides used in horticultural production systems. In Odile Carisse (Ed.), Fungicides (pp. 273-304) Reijka, Croatia: InTech.

  • Kopittke, Peter M., Lombi, Enzo, Menzies, Neal W. and Naidu, Ravi (2010). Principles of plant-based remediation of contaminated soils. In Bharat P. Singh (Ed.), Industrial crops and uses (pp. 446-469) Oxfordshire, U.K. ; Cambridge, MA., U.S.A.: CABI. doi:10.1079/9781845936167.0446

  • Menzies, Neal W. (2007). Redox processes and attenuation of metal availability in soils. In Rebecca Hamon, Mike McLaughlin, Enzo Lombi and Joseph W. Gorsuch (Ed.), Natural Attenuation of Trace Element Availability in Soils (pp. 137-156) Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis.

  • Menzies, N. W. (2003). Toxic elements in acid soils: chemistry and measurement. In Z. Rengel (Ed.), Handbook of Soil Acidity 1 ed. (pp. 267-296) New York: Marcel Dekker Inc..

  • Rimmer, D.L., Reichman, S. and Menzies, N. W. (2001). Bioavailability of Cu, Zn and Mn in contaminated soils and speciation in soil solution. In I. K. Iskandar and M. B Kirkham (Ed.), Trace Elements in Soil: Bioavailability, Flux and Transfer (pp. 77-87) Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Mohd Nor, N.H., Fujinuma, R., Menzies, N.W., Harper, S. and McGrath, D. (2016). Selection for root morphological traits improves the growth of grafted bell pepper. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Plant Breeding in Horticulture. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Plant Breeding in Horticulture, Brisbane, Australia, (211-216). August 17, 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.33

  • Hernandez-Soriano, Maria C., Maclean, Jamie L., Dalal, Ram C., Menzies, Neal W. and Kopittke, Peter M. (2015). Long-term impact of land management in soil biological processes can be assessed by fingerprint of dissolved organic carbon and peroxidase activity in topsoil and subsoil. In: EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Australia, (). 12-17 April 2015.

  • Fujinuma, R., Hunter, M. and Menzies, N. (2015). Sunflowers drive acid dissolution of rock phosphate when banded with ammonium zeolite. In: R. A. Criley, XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Ornamental Horticulture in the Global Greenhouse. International Horticulture Congress, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (21-27). 17-22 August 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1104.4

  • Hernandez-Soriano, M. C., Dalal, R. C., Menzies, N. W, and Kopittke, P. M. (2015). Synchrotron-based Infrared-microspectroscopy reveals the impact of land management on carbon storage in soil micro-aggregates. In: EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Vienna AUSTRIA, (13078). 12-17 April 2015.

  • Hernandez-Soriano, Maria C., Dalal, Ram, Menzies, Neal and Kopittke, Peter (2014). Carbon biochemical fingerprints can outline the dynamics of soil organic matter as a natural capital. In: Antonio Patti, Caixan Tang and Vanessa Wong, Proceedings of the Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference. National Soil Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (1-1). 23-27 November 2014.

  • Wehr, J. Bernhard, Scholz, Lisa, Kopittke, Peter M. , Blamey, F. Pax C., Zhou, Ya-Feng, Macfarlane, David C. , Dalzell, Scott A. and Menzies, Neal W. (2014). Environmental fate of fluoride applied to soil and plants. In: World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, Korea, (). 8-13 June 2014.

  • Hernandez-Soriano, Maria C., Dalal, Ram C., Menzies, Neal W. and Kopittke, Peter M. (2014). Long‐term impact of land management: understanding carbon build‐up by linking biological functions to dissolved organic carbon fingerprint. In: 20WCSS: 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, South Korea, (). 8-13 June, 2014.

  • Vaughan, S. M., Harper, S. M., Dalal, R. C. and Menzies, N. W. (2014). To evaluate the effect of green waste compost on nitrous oxide emissions from horticulture. In: J. Biala, R. Prange and M. Raviv, Proceedings of the Ist international symposium on organic matter management and compost use in horticulture. Ist international symposium on organic matter management and compost use in horticulture, Adelaide, Australia, (83-92). 4-7 April 2011.

  • Wehr, Johannes B., Kopittke, Peter M., Scholz, Lisa and Menzies, Neal W. (2013). Managing environmental risk of fluoride in coal seam water irrigation systems. In: Unavailable, Unavailable, (). Unavailable.

  • Blamey, F. Pax C., Kopittke, Peter M., Wehr, J. Bernhard, Wang, Peng, McKenna, Brigid A. and Menzies, Neal W. (2013). Using cations to probe the question: how do roots perceive, respond to, and sometimes modify their environment?. In: Proceedings of the XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Istanbul, Turkey, (). 19-22 August 2013.

  • Wang, Peng, Menzies, Neal W., Kinraide, Thomas B., Zhou, Dong-Mei and Kopittke, Peter M. (2012). An electrostatic model predicting metal toxicity to root growth and microbial processes in soils. In: Lucy Burkitt and Leigh Sparrow, Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, (189-189). 3-5 December 2012.

  • Kopittke, Peter M., Wang, Peng, Blamey, Pax C., McKenna, Brigid A. and Menzies, Neal W. (2012). Improving the prediction of plant stress factors, including salinity, nutrient deficiency, and metal toxicity. In: Lucy Burkitt and Leigh Sparrow, Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, (531-531). 2-7 December 2012.

  • Menzies, Neal and Basford, Kaye (2012). Is agricultural science training in Australia in decline? Implications for our industries. In: R. C. Bruce, Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 34th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologogists, Cairns, Australia, (12-24). 1-4 May 2012.

  • Conrad, Kathryn A., Dalal, Ram C., Dalzell, Scott and Menzies, Neal W. (2012). Soil organic carbon sequestration and turnover in leucaena-grass pastures of southern Queensland. In: Lucy Burkitt and Leigh Sparrow, Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, (251-254). 2 - 7 December 2012.

  • Wehr, J. Bernhard, Smith, Tim, Blamey, Pax and Menzies, Neal (2010). Aluminum sensitivity and optimum Ca and pH requirement of teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) clones used for forestry plantations in Australia. In: R. J. Gilkes and N. Prakongep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science; Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (18-21). 1-6 August, 2010.

  • Wightwick, Adam, Allinson, Graeme, Reichman, Suzie and Menzies, Neal (2010). Assessing effects of copper fungicide use on the biological health of vineyard soils. In: J. Wery, I. Shili-Touzi and A. Perrin, Proceedings of Agro2010 the XIth ESA congress. Agro 2010 XIth ESA congress, Montpellier, France, (165-166). 29 August – 3 September, 2010.

  • Reddy, K. Sammi, Mohanty, M., Rao, D. L. N., Rao, A. Subba, Blamey, F. Pax C., Dalal, Ram C., Dixit, S. K., Pandey, M. and Menzies, Neal W. (2010). Development of farmers’ participatory integrated nutrient management technology using the Mother – Baby Trial approach. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (87-90). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Wightwick, Adam, Salzman, Scott, Reichman, Suzie, Allinson, Graeme and Menzies, Neal (2010). Factors influencing the availability of copper in Australian vineyard soils. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakougkep, 19th World Congress of Soil Science : soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010 : Proceedings.. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia, (61-62). 1–6 August 2010.

  • Reddy, K. Sammi, Blamey, F. Pax C., Dalal, Ram C., Mohanty, M., Singh, Muneshwar, Rao, A. Subbo, Pandey, M. and Menzies, Neal W. (2010). Leaching losses of nutrients from farmyard manure pits in Central India. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (202-205). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Kopittke, Peter M., Blamey, F. Pax C., Wehr, J. Bernhard and Menzies, Neal W. (2010). Magnitude and kinetics of metal rhizotoxicity in cowpea. In: Robert J. Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of: 19th World Congress of Soil Science. Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (177-180). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Mohanty, M., Probert, M. E., Reddy, K. Sammi, Dalal, R. C., Rao, A. Subbo and Menzies, N. W. (2010). Modelling N mineralization from green manure and farmyard manure from a laboratory incubation study. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (24-27). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Mohanty, M., Probert, M. E., Reddy, K. Sammi, Dalal, R. C., Rao, A. Subbo and Menzies, N. W. (2010). Modelling N mineralization from high C:N rice and wheat crop residues. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (28-31). 1-6 August 2010.

  • McKenna, Brigid A., Wehr, J. Bernhard, Kopittke, Peter M., Blamey, F. Pax C. and Menzies, Neal W. (2010). Novel methods to investigate metal interactions with plant cell walls. In: Robert J. Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of: 19th World Congress of Soil Science. Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (80-83). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Vaughan, Sarah M., Dalal, Ram, Harper, Stephen and Menzies, Neal (2010). Reduction of soil nitrogen losses from a Vertisol with organic waste amendments under subtropical conditions. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (243-246). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Perna, Jason and Menzies, Neal (2010). Shoot and root growth and potassium concentration of maize as affected by potassium fertilizer placement. In: Robert Gilkes and Nattaporn Prakongkep, Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world. 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, (222-225). 1-6 August 2010.

  • Wehr, J.B., Blamey, F.P.C., Kerven, G.L., Horst, W.J., Hanna, J.V. and Menzies, N.W. (2009). Aluminum bound to plant cell walls - Does staining give clues about the bound Al species?. In: Liao, H., Yan, X. and Kochian, L., Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH. Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH: A Nutriomic Approach, Guangzhou, China, (63-64). 17-21 May 2009.

  • Kopittke, P.M., Blamey, F.P.C., Wehr, J.B. and Menzies, N.W. (2009). Similarities and differences in the recovery of cowpea roots from toxicities of aluminum, copper and lanthanum. In: Liao, H., Yan, X. and Kochian, L., Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH. Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH: A Nutriomic Approach, Guangzhou, China, (176-178). 17-21 May 2009.

  • Wehr, J. B., Blamey, F. P. C., Kerven, G. L., Horst, W. J., Hanna, J. V. and Menzies, N. W. NW (2008). Determination of charge density of colloids by dye binding and can it be applied to plant cell walls?. In: Soils 2008: The living skin of planet earth. Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (1-2). 1-5 December 2008.

  • Asher, C. J., Auchterlonie, G. J., Blamey, F. P. C., Kopittke, P. M., Menzies, N. W. and Webb, R. (2008). Speciation of Pb in roots of signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) using analytical electron microscopy. In: SOILS 2008. 2008 ANZ Soils Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (). 1-5 December, 2008.

  • McKenna, B. A., Wehr, J. B. and Menzies, N. W. (2008). Using Gluconacetobacter xylinus as a tool to investigate aluminium interactions with plant cell walls. In: Soils 2008: The living skin of planet earth. Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science: ‘SOIL – the living skin of Planet Earth’, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (1-2). 1-5 December 2008.

  • Wehr, Bernhard, Blamey, Pax, Kerven, Graham, Horst, Walter, Hanna, John and Menzies, Neal (2006). Chemical speciation of aluminium bound to pectin as model for aluminium binding in the plant cell wall. In: Book of abstracts: Soil science solving problems : ASSSI-ASPAC-ACMS National Soils Conference. ASSSI-ASPAC-ACMS National Soils Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (24-24). 3-7 December 2006.

  • Kopittke, P M, Dart, P J and Menzies, N W (2006). Effect of Cu on the growth and nodulation of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). In: 18th World Congress of Soil Science. World Congress of Soil Science - Frontiers of Soil Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, (1-1). 9-15 July 2006.

  • Kopittke, P M, Blamey, F P C, Asher, C J and Menzies, N W (2006). Toxicity of Pb2+ to signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) and Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana). In: National Soils Conference: Soil Science Solving Problems. National Soils Conference: Soil Science Solving Problems, The University of Adelaide, (1-1). 3-7 December 2006.

  • Kopittke, Peter M. and Menzies, Neal W. (2005). Effect of pH on Na induced Ca deficiency. In: 2nd International Symposium on Phosphorus Dynamics in the Soil-Plant Continuum, Perth, Western Australia, (119-129). 21-26 September 2003. doi:10.1007/s11104-004-0395-0

  • Kopittke, P. M., Menzies, N. W., So, H.B. and Fulton, I. (2004). Effect of Mn deficiency and legume inoculation on rhizosphere pH in highly alkaline bauxite residue. In: S. Raine, ISCO 2004: Conserving Soil and Water for Society: Sharing Solutions. 13th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference, Brisbane, Convention Centre, (1-6). 4-9 July 2004.

  • Kopittke, P. M., So, H.B. and Menzies, N. W. (2004). Effect of cultivation on soil C contents and saturated hydraulic conductivity. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-5). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Page, K. L., Dalal, R. C., Menzies, N. W. and Strong, W. (2004). Identification of the causes of subsoil ammonium accumulations in southeastern Queensland. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-8). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Guppy, C. N., Menzies, N. W. and Harding, T. (2004). Limitations on bioassays in macronutrient deficiency determination. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-5). 5-9 December 2004.

  • So, H.B., Kopittke, P. M., Menzies, N. W. and Bigwood, R. C. (2004). Measurement of exchangeable cations in saline soils. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-7). 5-9 December 2004.

  • MacDonald, C. A., Menzies, N. W., Dart, P. J. and Bigwood, R. (2004). Nitrogen balance for an agroforestry system irrigated with saline, high nitrogen effluent. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-7). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Beal, C., Gardner, T.E., Menzies, N. W., Rassam, D. and Vieritz, A. (2004). Prediction of steady-state flux through variably saturated zones within a septic absorption trench. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-9). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Sheldon, A. and Menzies, N. W. (2004). The effect of copper toxicity on the growth and morphology of Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) in solution culture. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-8). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Sheldon, A., Menzies, N. W., So, H.B. and Dalal, R. C. (2004). The effect of salinity on plant available water. In: B. Sing, Supersoil 2004: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference. 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (Supersoil 2004), Sydney, Australia, (1-5). 5-9 December 2004.

  • Donn, M. J. and Menzies, N. W. (2002). Charge density changes on soil as a result of varying pH and ionic strength: implications to nitrate adsorption. In: M. St. J. Warne and B. Hibbert, Interact 2002: Programme and Abstract Book. Interact 2002, Sydney, NSW, (171-171). 21-25 July, 2002.

  • Zeng, Z. L., Menzies, N. W., Kerven, G. L. and Bell, L. C. (2002). Development of techniques for copper bioavailability assessments in contaminated acidic waters. In: M.St. J. Warne and B. Hibbert, Interact 2002: Programme and Abstract Book. Interact 2002, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (154-154). 21-25 July 2002. doi:10.1007/s00769-003-0618-8

  • Woods, B. B., Barry, G. A., Menzies, N. W. and Rayment, G. E. (2002). Effects of trash management practices on heavy metal cycling in Australian sugarcane soils. In: David Williamson, C. Tang and Andrew Rate, Future Soils Conference Proceedings - Managing Soil Resources to Ensure Access to Markets for Future Generations. Australian Society of Soil Science National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, (184-185). 2-6 December, 2002.

  • Woods, B.B., Barry, G.A., Menzies, N. W. and Rayment, G.E. (2002). Heavy metal availability and speciation in sugar mill byproducts and their application to soils. In: Interact 2002: Programme and Abstract Book. Interact 2002, Sydney, NSW, (321-321). 21-25 July, 2002.

  • Donn, M. J. and Menzies, N. W. (2002). Simulating the effects of changing equilibrium conditions for nitrate retention: a column study. In: David Williamson, C. Tang and Andrew Rate, Future Soils Conference Proceedings - Managing Soil Resources to Ensure Access to Markets for Future Generations. Australian Society of Soil Science National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, (56-57). 2-6 December, 2002.

  • Yulnafatmawita, I., So, B. H. B., Menzies, N. W. and Dalal, R. C. (2002). The influence of organic matter on soil structural stability and CO2 release during cultivation. In: David Williamson, C. Tang and Andrew Rate, Future Soils Conference Proceedings - Managing Soil Resources to Ensure Access to Markets for Future Generations. Australian Society of Soil Science National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, (260-261). 2-6 December, 2002.

  • Zeng, Z. L., Menzies, N. W., Kerven, G. L. and Bell, L.C. (2001). Assessment of potential copper bioavailability in solution: a comparison between ion-selective electrode measurements and speciation model predictions. In: D. J. Bernhardt, Congress Journal - World Chemistry Congress 2001. IUPAC 38th Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, (OD39-OD39). 1-6 July 2001.

  • Harwood, M. R., Corbett, M. H., Mulligan, D. R., Bowen, D., Menzies, N. W., Grigg, A. H., Bellairs, S. M. and Foot, P. (2001). Ecosystem development following heavy mineral sands mining on North Stradbroke Island, Australia. In: Proceedings of the 25 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association and the 4th Meeting of the International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists. Global land reclamation/remediation 2000 and beyond, Edmonton, Canada, (1-9). 17-21 September 2000.

  • Menzies, N. W. (2001). Redox processes and attenuation of metal availability in soils. In: L. Evans and M. Sadiq and B. Hale, Sixth International Conference of the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2001 Conference Proceedings. Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, (108-108). 29 July - 2 August, 2001.

  • Donn, M. J., Menzies, N. W. and Rasiah, V. (2001). Soil chemical properties influencing the retention of nitrate at depth under sugarcane. In: International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists: Proceedings of the XXIV Congress. XXIV Congress of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Brisbane, Australia, (158-169). 17-21 September, 2001.

  • Reichman, S., Menzies, N. W., Asher, C. J. and Mulligan, D. R. (2001). The responses of Eucalyptus Camaldulensis to elevated concentrations of copper, zinc and manganese. In: L. Evans and M. Sadiq and B. Hale, Sixth International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2001 Conference Proceedings. Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, (151-151). 29 July - 2 August 2001.

  • Reichman, S. M., Menzies, N. W., Asher, C. J. and Mulligan, D. R. (2001). The responses of eucalyptus camaldulensis to elevated concentrations of Mn. In: Plant Nutrition: Proceedings International Plant Nutrition Colloquium. Food Security and Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems Through Basic and Applied Research, Hannover, Germany, (446-447). 2001. doi:10.1007/0-306-47624-X_225

  • Morrell, J. W. J., Menzies, N. W., Mulligan, D. R., So, B. H. B. and Fulton, I. (2000). Bauxite residue revegetation at Nabalco's Gove refinery addressing the sustainability issue. In: Minerals Council of Australia 4th International and 25th National Environmental Workshop. Environment: Everybody's business, Perth, (231-243). 29 Oct - 2 Nov 2000.

  • Bell, L. C. and Menzies, N. W. (2000). Biotic factors in the design of covers for the long-term containment of sulfidic wastes. In: N. J. Grundon and L. C. Bell, Proceedings of Fourth Australian Workshop on Acid Mine Drainage. Fourth Australian Workshop on Acid Mine Drainage, Townsville, Queensland, (171-177). 28 February - 1 March 2000.

  • Skilton, J. A., Kingston, G., Aitken, R. L. and Menzies, N. W. (2000). Bundaberg groundwater - what are the impacts of long term use?. In: Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugarcane Technologists. Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (521-526). 2000.

  • Skilton, J., Kingston, G., Aitken, R. L. and Menzies, N. W. (2000). Magnesic-sodic groundwater - what are the impacts on the soil resource?. In: J.A. Adams and A.K. Metherell, Soil 2000: New Horizons for a New Century. Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference. Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference, Lincoln University, (273-274). 3-8 December, 2000.

  • White, J., Menzies, N. W. and Bell, M. J. (2000). Potassium leaching in ferrosols of the South Burnett is limited by high exchange selectivity. In: Soil 2000: New Horizons for a New Century. Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference. Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference, Lincoln University, New Zealand, (337-338). 3-8 December, 2000.

  • Reichman, S., Menzies, N. W., Mulligan, D. R. and Asher, C. (2000). Preliminary evaluation of the metal tolerance of Australian trees. In: Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference. Soil 2000: New Horizons for a New Century, Lincoln University, New Zealand, (241-242). 3-8 December, 2000.

  • Guppy, C., Menzies, N. W., Moody, P. W., Compton, B. L. and Blamey, F. P. C. (1999). A simplified sequential, phosphorus fractionation method. In: R.C. Bruce, Program and Abstracts: 6th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis. 6th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis, Brisbane, (8). 22-26 March 1999.

  • Dart, P. J., Indrasumunar, A. and Menzies, N. (1999). Calcium affects the competitiveness of acid tolerant and acid sensitive strains of B. japonicum on soybean nodulation in acid soil. In: Proceedings of the International Seminar Toward Sustainable Agriculture in Humid Tropics Facing 21st Century 1999. International Seminar Toward Sustainable Agriculture in Humid Tropics Facing 21st Century 1999, Lampung, Indonesia, (). 27-28 September 1999.

  • Volker, R. E., Gallagher, M. R. and Menzies, N. W. (1999). Numerical studies of nitrogen flows under effluent irrigated lawns on islands in the Great Barrier Reef.. In: Walter Boughton, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Water Resources & Environment Research. Water 99 Joint Congress, Brisbane, Qld, (557-562). 6-8 July, 1999.

  • Morrell, W. J., Mulligan, D. R., Menzies, N. W., So, H. B., Bigwood, R. C. and Fulton, I. (1999). Rehabilitating red mud bauxite residues in Australia's monsoonal far north. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Contaminants in the Soil Environment in the Australasia-Pacific Region. Second International Conference on Contaminants in the Soil Environment in the Australasia-Pacific Region, New Delhi, India, (447-448). 12-17 December, 1999.

  • Dart, P. J., Indrasumunar, A. and Menzies, N. (1999). Soil acidity and nitrogen fixation in soybean. In: Proceedings of the 12th Australlian Nitrogen Fixation Conference. 12th Australlian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, (). 17-22 October 1999.

  • Kerven, G. L., Menzies, N. W. and Geyer, M. D. (1999). Soil carbon determination by high temperature combustion - A comparison with dichromate oxidation procedures and the influence of charcoal and carbonate carbon on the measured value. In: R.C. Bruce, Program and Abstracts, 6th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis. 6th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, (10). 22-26 March 1999.

  • Menzies, N. W. and Guppy, C. (1999). Soil solution extraction with polyacrylonitrile hollow fibres. In: R. C. Bruce, Program and Abstracts, 6th International Symposium on Soil Testing and Plant Analysis. 6th International Symposium on Soil Testing & Plant Analysis, Brisbane, (iv-iv). 22-26 March, 1999.

  • Skilton, J. A., Kingston, G., Aitken, B., Schroeder, B. and Menzies, N. W. (1999). The effect of high magnesium groundwater on soil chemistry and plant nutrition. In: D. M. Hogarth, Proceedings of the 1999 Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 21st Conference of Australian Society of Sugar Can Technolog, Townsville, Qld, (498-498). 27-30 April 1999.

  • Stirling, A. M., Stirling, G. R. and Menzies, N. W. (1999). Timber residues as soil amendments for suppressing root-knot nematodes. In: R. Magarey, Proceedings of the First Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium. First Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 1999.

  • Dart, P. J., Indrasumunar, A. and Menzies, N. (1998). Soybean nodulation and nitrogen fixation in acid soils. In: 1st ASSSI National Soils Conference 1998: Environmental benefits of soil management: Conference proceedings. 1st ASSSI National Soils Conference 1998, Brisbane, Australia, (). 27-29 April 1998.

  • Dart, P. J., Indrasumunar, A. and Menzies, N. (1998). Soybean nodulation and nitrogen fixation in acid soils. In: Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation. 8th Congress of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation (AABNF 1998), Cape Town, South Africa, (). 23-27 November 1998.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision