Professor Alexander Broadfoot McBratney

Professor Alexander Broadfoot Mcbratney

Alexander Broadfoot McBratney

Elected in 2016

Short citation at year of election

Alex McBratney is a world-leading soil scientist who conceived and developed pedometrics, digital soil mapping and soil security, radically strengthening the knowledge base of soil science. He established new theory and empirical models of soil variation in landscapes and developed their applications, for example, in precision agriculture. His contributions have revolutionised the availability of soil information and led to improved agricultural practices with reduced environmental impacts and enhanced security of the world’s soil.

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