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15 January 2021

An international team of researchers including Western Sydney University are collaborating on a new Global Soil Biodiversity Network (SoilBON) program to collectively advance knowledge of the world’s soil biodiversity.

Efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing climate are entirely dependent on protecting the life in our soils. These are among findings compiled by more than 300 researchers for the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

NEW! The External Advisory Committee offers critical evaluation and guidance on the applicability of the Centre’s research to a range of external organisations.

19 June 2019

Scientists have issued a new warning to humanity that efforts to address climate change demand that we include the immense roles played by microbes.

31 May 2019

Scientists have found that although the numbers of microbes in soils are vast, most belong to just a few common species.

Global Collaboration To Promote Agricultural Resilience

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The Centre is investigating the ability of the cotton industry to adapt under extreme weather conditions and climate change. The cotton industry needs to identify risks associated with these climate events and develop adaptation strategies to maintain productivity.
Soil Carbon
There are vast below-ground soil microbial communities. These microbe communities are important but unseen contributors to terrestrial ecosystems.