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Dr Neil McKenzie

Soil Scientist

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Biography

Neil McKenzie joined CSIRO in 1987 and has 30 years of research experience in the land and water sciences. His research has focused on quantitative methods for mapping soil and land resources. Neil’s team was responsible for several national standards on measurement, monitoring and survey. He was Chief of CSIRO Land and Water from 2007 to 2012. He is actively involved in shaping public policy on scientific aspects of land resource management in Australia. Neil is currently a member of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils and he leads Australia’s National Soil Research, Development and Extension Strategy. He also leads a collaborative project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which aims to inform investment priorities to ensure remote sensing provides benefits to smallholder agriculture.

Current Roles

  • Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils
    Representative for the Southwest Pacific Region

  • Leader
    Australian Soil Research, Development and Extension Strategy

  • Project Leader
    STARS Landscaping Study

Academic Qualifications

  • 1980

    Bachelor of Natural Resources
    University of New England

  • 1983

    Master of Natural Resources
    University of New England

  • 1987

    Doctor of Philosophy
    CSIRO/University of New England

Publications

We have publications by Dr Neil McKenzie
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=-CVbhXAAAAAJ Researcher ID: A-9921-2011