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Dr Ann McNeill

Ann McNeill
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

After a career in academia of some 35 years Dr Ann McNeill retired from undergraduate teaching and research project management in December 2014. She was awarded the status of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine and remains active as a postgraduate supervisor, a mentor to young research staff and in the communication of issues associated with Soil Science and Agronomy in Agricultural Systems to a wide range of audiences. In recognition of her achievements in this arena she received the 2015 Teakle Award from the Soil Science Society of Australia. During 2016 she contributed to the Decadal Plan for Agriculture recently published by the National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food within the Australian Academy of Science, and by invitation from the Australian Soil Science Society presented the 2016 Leeper Lecture at Melbourne University.

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Dr Ann McNeill

After a career in academia of some 35 years Dr Ann McNeill retired from undergraduate teaching and research project management in December 2014. She was awarded the status of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine and remains active as a postgraduate supervisor, a mentor to young research staff and in the communication of issues associated with Soil Science and Agronomy in Agricultural Systems to a wide range of audiences. In recognition of her achievements in this arena she received the 2015 Teakle Award from the Soil Science Society of Australia. During 2016 she contributed to the Decadal Plan for Agriculture recently published by the National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food within the Australian Academy of Science, and by invitation from the Australian Soil Science Society presented the 2016 Leeper Lecture at Melbourne University.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 - 2018 Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1980 - 1984 University of Reading, Reading United Kingdom PhD Crop physiology
1976 - 1980 University of Salford, Salford United Kingdom BsC (Hons) Applied Biology

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., & Mason, S. (2018). Dual-labelling (15N and 33P) provides insights into stoichiometry and release of nitrogen and phosphorus from in situ mature lupin and canola below-ground residues. Plant and Soil, 126(1-2), 77-93.
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2016 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Quantifying total phosphorus accumulation below-ground by canola and lupin plants using ³³P-labelling. Plant and Soil, 401(1-2), 39-50.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2016 Moata, M., Doolette, A., Smernik, R., McNeill, A., & Macdonald, L. (2016). Organic phosphorus speciation in Australian Red Chromosols: stoichiometric control. Soil Research, 54(1), 11-19.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2016 Foyjunnessa., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Use of 33P to trace in situ the fate of canola below-ground phosphorus, including wheat uptake in two contrasting soils. Crop and Pasture Science, 67(7), 726-738.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Smith, S. E., Manjarrez, M., Stonor, R., McNeill, A., & Smith, F. A. (2015). Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi contribute to wheat phosphate uptake in a semi-arid field environment, shown by tracking with radioactive phosphorus. Applied Soil Ecology, 96, 68-74.
DOI Scopus9 WoS10
2015 Moata, M., Smernik, R., Doolette, A., McNeill, A., & Macdonald, L. (2015). Improving sensitivity of solution ³¹P NMR analysis in Australian Xeralfs. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(8), 1034-1043.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2014 Zhang, Y., Mason, S., McNeill, A., & McLaughlin, M. (2014). Application of the diffusive gradients in thin films technique for available potassium measurement in agricultural soils: Effects of competing cations on potassium uptake by the resin gel. Analytica Chimica Acta, 842, 27-34.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC2
2014 Foyjunnessa, F., McNeill, A., Doolette, A., Mason, S., & McLaughlin, M. (2014). In situ ³³P-labelling of canola and lupin to estimate total phosphorus accumulation in the root system. Plant and Soil, 382(1-2), 291-299.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4
2014 Chalk, P. M., Peoples, M. B., McNeill, A. M., Boddey, R. M., Unkovich, M. J., Gardener, M. J., . . . Chen, D. (2014). Methodologies for estimating nitrogen transfer between legumes and companion species in agro-ecosystems: A review of ¹⁵N-enriched techniques. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 73, 10-21.
DOI Scopus33 WoS34
2013 Mason, S., McLaughlin, M., Johnston, C., & McNeill, A. (2013). Soil test measures of available P (Colwell, resin and DGT) compared with plant P uptake using isotope dilution. Plant and Soil, 373(1-2), 711-722.
DOI Scopus23 WoS20
2013 Shaw, R., Meyer, W., McNeill, A., & Tyerman, S. (2013). Waterlogging in Australian agricultural landscapes: a review of plant responses and crop models. Crop and Pasture Science, 64(6), 549-562.
DOI Scopus17 WoS16
2013 Zhang, Y., Mason, S., McNeill, A., & McLaughlin, M. (2013). Optimization of the diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) method for simultaneous assay of potassium and plant-available phosphorus in soils. Talanta, 113, 123-129.
DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC3
2013 Marchuk, A., Rengasamy, P., & McNeill, A. (2013). Influence of organic matter, clay mineralogy, and pH on the effects of CROSS on soil structure is related to the zeta potential of the dispersed clay. Soil Research, 51(1), 34-40.
DOI Scopus13 WoS11
2012 Marchuk, A., Rengasamy, P., McNeill, A., & Kumar, A. (2012). Nature of the clay-cation bond affects soil structure as verified by X-ray computed tomography. Soil Research, 50(8), 638-644.
DOI Scopus15 WoS13
2012 Mat Hassan, H., Marschner, P., McNeill, A., & Tang, C. (2012). Grain legume pre-crops and their residues affect the growth, P uptake and size of P pools in the rhizosphere of the following wheat. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48(7), 775-785.
DOI Scopus14 WoS8
2012 Jassogne, L., Hettiarachchi, G., McNeill, A., & Chittleborough, D. (2012). Characterising the chemistry of micropores in a sodic soil with strong texture-contrast using synchrotron X-ray techniques and LA-ICP-MS. Soil Research, 50(5), 424-435.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2012 Flavel, R., Guppy, C., Tighe, M., Watt, M., McNeill, A., & Young, I. (2012). Non-destructive quantification of cereal roots in soil using high-resolution X-ray tomography. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(7), 2503-2511.
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2012 Tracy, S., Black, C., Roberts, J., McNeill, A., Davidson, R., Tester, M., . . . Mooney, S. (2012). Quantifying the effect of soil compaction on three varieties of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using x-ray micro computed tomography (CT). Plant and Soil, 353(1-2), 195-208.
DOI Scopus30 WoS31
2012 Mat Hassan, H., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2012). Growth, P uptake in grain legumes and changes in rhizosphere soil P pools. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48(2), 151-159.
DOI Scopus26 WoS20
2011 Hancock, J., McNeill, A., McDonald, G., & Holloway, R. (2011). Fate of fertiliser N applied to wheat on a coarse textured highly calcareous soil under simulated semi-arid conditions. Plant and Soil, 348(40575), 139-153.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
2011 Butterly, C., McNeill, A., Baldock, J., & Marschner, P. (2011). Changes in water content of two agricultural soils does not alter labile P and C pools. Plant and Soil, 348(1-2), 185-201.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6
2011 Hasbullah., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2011). Legume residue influence arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation and P uptake by wheat. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47(6), 701-707.
DOI Scopus12 WoS5
2011 Butterly, C., McNeill, A., Baldock, J., & Marschner, P. (2011). Rapid changes in carbon and phosphorus after rewetting of dry soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47(1), 41-50.
DOI Scopus35 WoS30
2011 Yang, H., Unkovich, M., McNeill, A., & Wang, X. (2011). Symbiotic N-2 fixation and nitrate utilisation in irrigated lucerne (Medicago sativa) systems. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47(4), 377-385.
DOI Scopus15 WoS12 Europe PMC1
2010 Mason, S., McNeill, A., McLaughlin, M., & Zhang, H. (2010). Prediction of wheat response to an application of phosphorus under field conditions using diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) and extraction methods. Plant and Soil, 337(1-2), 243-258.
DOI Scopus86 WoS77
2010 Butterly, C., Marschner, P., McNeill, A., & Baldock, J. (2010). Rewetting CO2 pulses in Australian agricultural soils and the influence of soil properties. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 46(7), 739-753.
DOI Scopus48 WoS42
2010 Tracy, S., Roberts, J., Black, C., McNeill, A., Davidson, R., & Mooney, S. (2010). The X-factor: visualizing undisturbed root architecture in soils using X-ray computed tomography. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61(2), 311-313.
DOI Scopus103 WoS97 Europe PMC40
2009 Richardson, A., Barea, J., McNeill, A., & Prigent-Combaret, C. (2009). Acquisition of phosphorus and nitrogen in the rhizosphere and plant growth promotion by microorganisms. Plant and Soil, 321(1-2), 305-339.
DOI Scopus592 WoS483
2009 Jassogne, L., Hettiarachchi, G., Chittleborough, D., & McNeill, A. (2009). Distribution and Speciation of Nutrient Elements around Micropores. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73(4), 1319-1326.
DOI Scopus12 WoS10
2009 Butterly, C., Buenemann, E., McNeill, A., Baldock, J., & Marschner, P. (2009). Carbon pulses but not phosphorus pulses are related to decreases in microbial biomass during repeated drying and rewetting of soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41(7), 1406-1416.
DOI Scopus125 WoS116
2009 McNeill, A., & Penfold, C. (2009). Agronomic management options for phosphorus in Australian dryland organic and low-input cropping systems. Crop and Pasture Science, 60(2), 163-182.
DOI Scopus14 WoS12
2008 Buenemann, E., Smernik, R., Doolette, A., Marschner, P., Wakelin, S., & McNeill, A. (2008). Forms of phosphorus in bacteria and fungi isolated from two Australian soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40(7), 1908-1915.
DOI Scopus50 WoS4 Europe PMC11
2008 Buenemann, E., Smernik, R., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2008). Microbial synthesis of organic and condensed forms of phosphorus in acid and calcareous soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40(4), 932-946.
DOI Scopus41 WoS37 Europe PMC4
2008 McNeill, A., & Fillery, I. (2008). Field measurement of lupin belowground nitrogen accumulation and recovery in the subsequent cereal-soil system in a semi-arid Mediterranean-type climate. Plant and Soil, 302(1-2), 297-316.
DOI Scopus45 WoS43
2008 Buenemann, E., Marschner, P., Smernik, R., Conyers, M., & McNeill, A. (2008). Soil organic phosphorus and microbial community composition as affected by 26 years of different management strategies. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 44(5), 717-726.
DOI Scopus32 WoS28 Europe PMC5
2007 Adcock, D., McNeill, A., McDonald, G., & Armstrong, R. (2007). Subsoil constraints to crop production on neutral and alkaline soils in south-eastern Australia: a review of current knowledge and management strategies. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 47(11), 1245-1261.
DOI Scopus49 WoS45
2007 Choi, E., Kolesik, P., McNeill, A., Collins, H., Zhang, Q., Huynh, B., . . . Stangoulis, J. (2007). The mechanism of boron tolerance for maintenance of root growth in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plant Cell and Environment, 30(8), 984-993.
DOI Scopus30 WoS27 Europe PMC13
2007 Jassogne, L., McNeill, A., & Chittleborough, D. (2007). 3D-visualization and analysis of macro- and meso-porosity of the upper horizons of a sodic, texture-contrast soil. European Journal of Soil Science, 58(3), 589-598.
DOI Scopus38 WoS34
2007 Buenemann, E., Marschner, P., McNeill, A., & McLaughlin, M. (2007). Measuring rates of gross and net mineralisation of organic phosphorus in soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 39(4), 900-913.
DOI Scopus52 WoS48
2006 Buenemann, E., Heenan, D., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2006). Long-term effects of crop rotation, stubble management and tillage on soil phosphorus dynamics. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 44(6), 611-618.
DOI Scopus44 WoS41
2006 Choi, E., McNeill, A., Coventry, D., & Stangoulis, J. (2006). Whole plant response of crop and weed species to high subsoil boron. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57(7), 761-770.
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2005 McNeill, A., Eriksen, J., Bergstrom, L., Smith, K., Marstorp, H., Kirchmann, H., & Nilsson, I. (2005). Nitrogen and sulphur management: challenges for organic sources in temperate agricultural systems. Soil Use and Management, 21(SUPPL.), 82-93.
DOI Scopus24
2001 Evans, J., McNeill, A., Unkovich, M., Fettell, N., & Heenan, D. (2001). Net nitrogen balances for cool-season grain legume crops and contributions to wheat nitrogen uptake: a review. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 41(3), 347-359.
DOI Scopus80 WoS70
2001 McNeill, A. (2001). Nutrient Elements in Grassland: Soil–Plant–Animal Relationships. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 86(3), 323-324.
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Books

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Mat Hassan, H., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2010). Growth, P uptake in grain legumes and changes in soil P pools in the rhizosphere. In Soil Solutions for a Changing World (pp. 179-182). DVD: CSIRO.
2010 Alamgir, M., Marschner, P., & McNeill, A. (2010). Changes in soil P pools during legume residue decomposition. In Proceedings of Soil Solutions for a Changing World (pp. 53-55). DVD: CSIRO.
2010 Davey, R., McNeill, A., Barnett, S., & Gupta, V. (2010). Influence of carbon input to soil on populations of specific organisms linked to biological disease suppression of Rhizoctonia root rot. In Proceedings of The Rovira Rhizosphere Symposium (pp. 61-65). www: The Crawford Fund.
2010 Mason, S., McNeill, A., & McLaughlin, M. (2010). Expanding the use of diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) for assessing phosphorus requirements of different crop types. In Proceedings of the 15th ASA Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: ASA.
2008 Unkovich, M., Yang, H., McNeill, A., & Wang, X. Z. (2008). Nitrogen fixation in irrigated lucern (Medicago sativa) systems assessed using ¹⁵N natural abundance. In Proceedings of the XXI International Grassland Congress (pp. 335). China: Guandong People's Publishing House.
2008 McNeill, A., Adcock, D., Wilhelm, N., Unkovich, M., & Armstrong, R. (2008). Crop production responses to soil amelioration treatments on an infertile sand over clay in South Australia. In Proceedings of the14th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: Australian Society of Agronomy.
2008 Penfold, C., & McNeill, A. (2008). Agronomic options for the management of phosphorus in Australian rain-fed organic broadacre farming systems. In Proceedings of the16th IFOAM Organic World Congress (pp. 134-137). Switzerland: ISOFAR.
2008 Davey, R., McNeill, A., & Barnett, S. (2008). Soil-borne disease suppression of Rhizoctonia root rot in soils of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. In Proceedings of the 14th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: ASA.
2008 Mason, S., & McNeill, A. (2008). Diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) as a technique for accurately predicting phosphorus fertiliser requirements. In Proceedings of the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: Australian Society of Agronomy.
2005 Choi, E., McNeill, A., Graham, R., & Stangoulis, J. (2005). Barriers to uptake of excess boron exist between xylem and the outer layers of whole roots of barley variety, Sahara 3771. In C. Li, F. Zhang, A. Dobermann, P. Hinsinger, H. Lambers, X. Li, . . . Y. Zhu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th international plant nutrition colloquium 'Plant nutrition for food security, human health and environmental protection' (pp. 244-245). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
2004 McNeill, A., & Kolesik, P. (2004). X-ray CT investigations of intact soil cores with and without living crop roots. In B. Singh (Ed.), Proceedings of Super Soil 2004, the Third Australian New Zealand Soils Conference (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 7). CD-ROM: The Regional Institute Ltd.
2004 Buenemann, E., Marschner, P., McNeill, A., & McLaughlin, M. (2004). Management effects on biological cycling of phosphorus in Southern Australia. In SuperSoil 2004 [electronic resource]: 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference, 5-9 December 2004, University of Sydney, Australia. on line: Regional Institute.
2003 Zahid, M., Bellotti, W., McNeill, A., & Robertson, M. (2003). Performance of APSIM-Lucerne in South Australia. In M. Unkovich, & G. O'Leary (Eds.), Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings of the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, Geelong, 2003 (pp. www 1-www 5). www.regional.org/au/au/asa/2003: The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc.
2003 Adcock, D., & McNeill, A. (2003). Water use efficiency of wheat in a semi-arid environment. In M. Unkovich, & G. O'Leary (Eds.), Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings of the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, Geelong, 2003 (pp. www 1-www 6). www.regional.org/au/au/asa/2003: The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc.
2003 Hancock, J., Holloway, R., McNeill, A., & McDonald, G. (2003). Yield and protien benefits from application of nitrogen fertiliser to wheat on upper Eyre Peninsula. In M. Unkovich, & G. O'Leary (Eds.), Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings of the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, Geelong, 2003 (pp. www 1-www 7). www.regional.org.au/au/asa/2003: The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc.
2001 Zahid, M., McNeill, A., & Bellotti, W. (2001). Soil water availability and root distribution in rainfed and irrigated lucerne. In Science and Technology: Delivering Results for Agriculture?: proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference 2001 [electronic resource] (pp. 3 p (3 pages)). Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Society of Agronomy.
2000 Hancock, J., McNeill, A., & Doudle, S. (2000). The Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems (EPFS) Project - researcher and farmer impressions. In Proceedings of the Triproject 2000. Rockhampton, Queensland.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 Principal Supervisor Managing Crop Residues and Fertiliser to Close Nitrogen-derived Wheat Yield Gaps in Water-Limited Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Maria del Pilar Muschietti Piana

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Evaluating the importance of fodder trees to soil nutrition of farming systems in the mid-hills region of Nepal Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hiroshi Endo
2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Investigating the Role of Stoichiometry as an Influence on Soil Phosphorus Content and Forms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melinda Rosita Secentin Moata
2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Plant waterlogging: Causes, responses, adaptations and crop models. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ruth Elizabeth Shaw
2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Isotope Studies of Accumulation and Cycling of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Below-ground in Canola and Lupin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs . Foyjunnessa
2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Development of the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) Technique for Plant Available Potassium Measurement in Australian Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yulin Zhang
2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological nitrogen fixation by cover legumes under oil palm plantations in Papua New Guinea Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Ms Rachel Pipai
2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Legumes on Arbuscular Mychorrhizal Colonisation and Phosphorus Uptake on Wheat Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr . Hasbullah
2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Effect of legume residues on P availability in soil and P uptake by the following wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Alamgir
2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Effect of cations on soil structural stability of salt-affected soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alla Marchuk
2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Effects of Legume Growth and Residue Decomposition on Growth and Phosphorous Uptake in Following Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Hasnuri Mat Hassan
2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Soil-borne Disease Suppression to Rhizoctonia solani AG8 in Agricultural Soils from a Semi arid Region in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rowena Davey
2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Agronomy of Irrigated Tea in Low Elevation Growing Areas of Sri Lanka Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shyamantha Bandara
2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Drying/Rewetting Cycles in Southern Australian Agricultural Soils: Effects on Turnover of Soil Phosphorus, Carbon and the Microbial Biomass Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Clayton Butterly
2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Lucerne Performance on Duplex Soil under Mediterranean Climate: Field Measurement and Simulation Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shafiq Zahid
2003 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Effect of Crop Residue Qualities on Decomposition Rates, Soil Phosphorus Dynamics and Plant Phosphorus Uptake Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahriar Mohammod Iqbal
2001 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Soil Water and Nitrogen Dynamics of Farming Systems on the Upper Eyre Peninsula, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Damien Adcock
2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Genotypic Variation in the Morphological and Physiological Response to Boron Toxicity in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and Weed Species Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr EunYoung Choi
1999 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralisation in Tropical Peats: Role of Peat Properties and Management Practices Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Akhmad Saidy
Position
Adjunct Associate Professor
Phone
83138108
Fax
8313 6717
Campus
Waite
Building
John Davies, floor 1
Room Number
1 12
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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