PhD Student Profile

Tania Sabnam Binta Monir

Murdoch University

My PhD project will focus on determining the dynamics of carbon compounds in amended soils to identify if particular classes of chemical species are preferentially stabilised by different amendments. This investigation will aid in identifying amendments that can be used to improve soil fertility, health and soil carbon in sandy soils levels over the long term.

PhD Title: “Stability of soil carbon under different amendments in sandy soils.”

PhD start date: June 2021

Supervisors: Dr David Henry, Murdoch University, Dr Damian Laird, Murdoch University.

What interested you about this research?
This sort of research will allow me to contribute to agricultural development, which is the key to economic transformation, food security, and nutrition.

What do you love about soil?
Soil is our life support system. I believe in “healthy soil, healthy life”. So, love for soil leads ultimately to love for lives.

What do you love about your PhD?
I love that my PhD has helped me to understand how many hurdles farmers have to face to grow crops in soil with depressing properties. My PhD has also created an opportunity to reveal the knowledge that will help farmers to harvest good crops in infertile lands.

How will your PhD help to make a difference for farmers?
In my PhD, I will be working on identifying the potential amendments or amendment combinations that produce long-term gains in soil health and, thus, soil fertility and productivity, and this will reduce the challenges for farmers to produce crops in infertile sandy lands.

What do you want to do when you finish your PhD?
I want to involve myself with further research works related to soil to contribute to global food security.

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