2015/16 President, Soil Science Australia, Qld Branch
Senior Research Fellow
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, The University of Southern Queensland
John is a soil physical and chemical scientist, focusing on structural stability of soils under various environmental conditions. He has led the Sustainable Soils and Landscapes research theme at USQ since 2011, is an avid soils communicator, enthusiastic teacher, and loves a good yarn.
Renata engages natural processes in her art practice, and is passionate about nature, art and education. Her innovative work exhibited nationally and internationally received several art awards, and features in private and public collections. Renata teaches at Queensland College of Art (QCA) Griffith University, and Queensland University of Technology (QUT); and works with local communities, schools and galleries.
Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is a visual artist living in Brisbane. She has exhibited her paintings regularly in Australia and held exhibitions overseas. Her inspirations are cosmology, technology, landscape and age-old symbols.
Qld Communications officer – Soil Science Australia
I have been working as a soil scientist with the Queensland government for the past 10 years involved in a diverse range of work from soil survey to the development of indicators to identify wetland soils. I think that healthy soils are fundamental for healthy people and that good science underpins sustainable management of our soils
Co-director, Clocked Out
Erik Griswold is a composer and pianist working in contemporary classical, improvised, and experimental forms. Particular interests include prepared piano, percussion, environmental music, and music of Sichuan province. Originally from San Diego, and now residing in Brisbane, he composes for adventurous musicians, performs as a soloist and in Clocked Out, and collaborates with musicians, artists, dancers, and poets.
Carol Schwarzman is visual artist and independent arts writer based in Brisbane. Her writing focuses on contemporary visual arts, culture and nature. She contributes to publications in Australia and internationally such as Sculpture, Artlink, Art Monthly Australia, Art & Australia, The Brooklyn Rail and Contemporary Ceramics
Simon draws inspiration from everyday surroundings, art history and the news. These provide him with the appropriate scenarios for investigating personal, social and artistic issues that interest or concern him.
Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
Sustainable Minerals Institute
Dr Thomas Baumgartl's research interests are in the fields of: Hydrology and mechanics of porous material, Rehabilitation of mined sites, Soil-plant-atmosphere interaction and Geo-Ecology of landscapes.
He received his PhD from The University of Bayreuth, Germany, in