What’s underground? The future of soil science

Have you ever wondered what soil can actually tell us?

Join the Queensland Chief Scientist and a panel of experts as we introduce you to our State Soils Collection and dig into the mysteries beneath our feet.

Your experts:

  • Dr Evan Thomas, Science Leader Soil and Land Resources, Science Division, DES
  • Dr Zeinab Khalil, Co-director of Soils for Science and Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Craig Thornton, Senior Scientist, Paddock Modelling and Monitoring, DES
  • Bronwyn Bosomworth, Senior Scientist, Paddock Modelling and Monitoring, DES


The panel will discuss:

  • Digitising the State Soils Collection, digital data and mapping initiatives. What does this involve and what does it mean for researchers and the community?
  • How the collection is managed and stored. Why do we have an archive?
  • Local agriculture and farming trials and what has been found
  • Science education and careers

We will also be showcasing some of our soils collection for you to see!

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Event Times

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Thursday 27th October, 2022

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