Philip Smethurst has expertise in understanding and management of forest plantations for production and environmental objectives, particularly soil and nutritional aspects. Smethurst also works within the prediction and management of water quality and stream flows in landscapes of mixed land use (e.g., agriculture, plantation, and native forest). He has expertise in developing and implementing codes of practice and other aspects of management to optimise both environmental and production outcomes. Smethurst has a very effective record of communicating his research as papers in internationally refereed journals, conferences, workshops, books, fact sheets, and expertise advice. Smethurst received a B.A. degree in agricultural science (1976) and M.S. degree in botany (1984) from the University of Melbourne, Melborne, VIC, Australia, and a Ph.D. degree in soil and water science from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, in 1992. He has been a scientific researcher in forest plantations since 1979 in an industrial forest plantation company, in universities, and in CSIRO, which is an Australian government research agency. He is currently employed as a Senior Scientist in soil and water and Plant Nutritionist at the CSIRO laboratories,Tasmania, Australia. He has visited and worked in plantations and other forests in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Sweden, and USA.
Biography Updated on 18 April 2012