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JENKINS, Abigail

Research interests

Abigail is interested in all areas of soil research the NSW DPI undertakes with respect to its communication within government and outside to the broader public. She has been involved in projects covering soil biology, soil erosion and remediation, non formal adult learning and monitoring tools for soil health, acid sulfate soils, biochar, compost use in agriculture and soil carbon.


Abigail has worked in soils and science communication since 1997. She has produced a number of publications and tools and presented at conferences on soils communication approaches.
In the past Abigail has written this about her role and interests: “Abigail Jenkins is a self confessed 'ped head' passionate about sharing information about soils. As Soil development officer with NSW DPI's Soil Unit her role involves making sure the most relevant and up to date info about soils is accessible for those that need it. This includes editing a quarterly newsletter called All the Dirt and coordinating monthly soils webinars”


BSc (Geomorphology) - Macquarie University, Australia. 1991
Grad Dip App. Sci. (Agronomy) - Charles Strut University, Australia. 1992

Current projects

All the Dirt Newsletter
Soil Network of Knowledge (SNoK

Collaborator in Soil CRC projects: Surveying farmer practice 1.2.004 and What drives farmer decisions 1.2.004

Recent publications

View Abigail's publications on ResearchGate or ORCID

Other publications available on the NSW DPI website

Professional associations and activities

  • Soil Science Australia member
  • Australasian pacific extension network (APEN) member

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Soil
  • Development and extension
  • Science communication

Contact details

Email: abigail.jenkins@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6626 1357
Mobile: 0429 159 482