Iain has a BSc from the UK and immigrated to Australia in 1986. His early DPI research was based in Deniliquin and focussed on managing salinity in irrigated and dryland systems in Southern NSW and Victoria.
The highlight of this research was use of electro magnetic survey techniques to identify soil suitable for rice growing. Iain undertook a PhD at the ANU into remote sensing of understory growth vegetation in Qld. woodlands.
Returning to DPI at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute he continued to research ways to prevent salinity through changing agricultural land use. Recently he managed the field component of a large participatory learning project that investigated the possibility, practicality and cost of sequestering soil carbon in cropping systems.
Iain is using his professional interests and skills in remote sensing and spatial analysis in projects using remote sensing to predict rice nitrogen needs and benchmark cotton water productivity.
Phone: (02) 6938 1984