National Acid Sulfate Soils Short Courses
Places are now available on the the third National Acid Sulfate Soils Guidance - Identification and Assessment Professional Short Course that will be held at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus in November 2019. The course includes a series of presentations from leading academics and practitioners, practical exercises examining real-life examples and a field excursion to local acid sulfate soil sites.
The training program has been designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to assess acid sulfate soils in a variety of landscapes. Participants should note the course is specifically designed for professionals with at least a basic understanding of the issue.
National Acid Sulfate Soils Short Course: March 2019 feedback
Everglades and Vietnam
Sampling around the world
In November and December 2018, researchers from Southern Cross Geoscience studied different aspects of climate change mitigation by mangroves as part of a recent ARC Discovery project awarded to the centre. Together with colleges from the University of Hawaii, the team undertook a 2 week field campaign in the Everglades, Florida, one of the world`s largest wetlands.
The Southern Cross Geoscience team measured the “invisible” carbon sequestration potential of mangroves through the production of alkalinity. After a short stay in Southern Carolina, visiting researchers at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology, the journey continued in Vietnam.
Restored and intensive shrimp ponds as well as protected mangrove areas were sampled to study the impacts of shrimp farming on coastal carbon cycling.