Ashlea Doolette

Dr Ashlea Doolette

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Ashlea is a post doctoral researcher and lecturer in Soil Science in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Her research and teaching interests are in soil chemistry and how nutrients are stored, transformed and cycled in soils.

Ashlea's research primarily focuses on soil phosphorus chemistry and she has a particular interest in:

•    The characterisation and quantification of different forms of organic phosphorus and their availability to plants.
•    The the influence of crop rotations and agronomic strategies to improve phosphorus availability in soil.
•    31P NMR analysis and the development of NMR techniques for the analysis of soils and plants.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 The Univeristy of Adelaide Austrlia PhD
    2007 The University of Adelaide Australia BSc. (Hons)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Nutrient Dynamics in Intercropping Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alyce Hayes Dowling
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Single Heating on Soil Microbial Activity and Nutrient Cycling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mihiri Seneviratne
    2017 Co-Supervisor Effect of Drought on Phosphorous Pool in the Detritusphere Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kehinde Olajide Erinle
    2016 Co-Supervisor Accumulation and Depletion of Soil P Pools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Khuyen Thi Kim Hoang
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2016 Co-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
    2012 - 2016 Co-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
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2016 - ongoing Board Member Agricultural Bureau of SA
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - 2016 Treasurer Soil Science Australia
    2009 - 2012 Secretary Soil Science Australia
    2007 - ongoing Representative Soil Science Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83138107
  • Email: ashlea.doolette@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6717
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: John Davies, floor 1
  • Room: 1 11
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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