Dr Alan Richardson

Chief Research Scientist

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Dr Alan Richardson is a Chief Research Scientist with CSIRO Agriculture & Food based in Canberra, where he is Group Leader for Integrated Agricultural Systems.
His main research interest is the mineral nutrition of crop and pasture plants with a strong focus on root and rhizosphere processes that mediate nitrogen and phosphorus availability in soil, and interaction of roots with soil microorganisms and understanding of the soil-root microbiome.
He has a degree in Agricultural Science and a PhD in soil microbiology from the University of Melbourne and is an adjunct Professor at University of Western Australia.

Current Roles

  • Group Leader
    Intergrated Agriculture Systems

Academic Qualifications

  • 1988

    University of Melbourne

  • 1983

    Agriclulture Science Degree
    University of Melbourne

Professional Experiences

  • 2007-2018

    Senior Principal Research Scientist

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016-2016

    Highly Cited Researcher - Agricultural Sciences
    ISI Web of Knowledge


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