University of New England
3MT - Who is lurking in your soil
Session 7b Turbocharge your crop – soils & nutrition
Wednesday August 08 at 4:15 pm
Katherine Polain is in her final year as a University of New England PhD candidate, investigating the role of soil microorganisms in sub-soil carbon and nitrogen cycling under rotational cotton crops. Prior to her PhD studies, Katherine worked as a secondary science teacher in both New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Her honours was completed at Charles Darwin University, where she studied the role of microorganisms in the acceleration of acid mine drainage. In addition to her PhD studies, Katherine continues to engage with students and the wider community to promote science education and research.