Congratulations to Vanessa Wong, who was recently promoted to Senior Lecturer. Vanessa joined GES in 2011 and currently teaches in ATS1301: Australian Physical Environments, ATS2774: Understanding Australian Landscapes – soil-vegetation dynamics, ATS3788: Soils, landscapes and their management, and ATS3787: Research methods in geography and environmental science. Her research focuses on land management and the interactions between soils, sediments and water. She has recently been doing fieldwork on the coastal floodplains and estuaries of Victoria. She is currently supervising a number of student projects, including determining the spatial distribution of coastal acid sulfate soils in Victoria, the potential for carbon sequestration in mangrove and saltmarsh environments, and determining how to create viable artificial soils using a range of waste materials. During semester, you will find her behind the school social events, including the student-staff bbq.
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