Fien Degryse

Dr Fien Degryse

Senior Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

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


Fien Degryse joined the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC) at the University Adelaide in 2010. The FTRC focuses on the understanding of fundamental processes controlling fertiliser efficiency, using a combination of chemical, spectroscopic and radio-isotopic techniques, as well as pot and field trials. Her other research interests include speciation, mobility and bioavailability of metals in terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Research interests:

  • Crop nutrition and fertiliser use
  • Distribution and transport of heavy metals in soils
  • Speciation of metals in soil, soil solution and water
  • Bioavailability of heavy metals to plants, algae, Caco2-cells
  • Speciation and availability of phosphorus in soils
  • Sorption and fixation of radiocaesium in soils and clay minerals

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Leuven
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 - 2003 University of Leuven Belgium PhD (Environmental Sciences)
    1994 - 1999 University of Leuven Belgium BSc + MSc Bioengineering
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor The Chemical Factors That Control the Effectiveness of Deep Placed Phosphorus Fertiliser Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Will Tucker
    2020 Co-Supervisor Developing an ecotoxicologically based fertiliser toxicity index Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jacinta Caitlin Dockerill
    2020 Co-Supervisor Formulation and Efficiency of Mixed Mineral/organic P Fertilizers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Bir Bikram Biswasray
    2018 Co-Supervisor Development of New Slow Release Fertilisers for Soils using Mechanochemical Synthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bo Zheng
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Selenium Dynamics in Cereal Biofortification: Optimising Fertiliser Strategies and Assessing Residual Fate Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Chandnee Ramkissoon
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The isotopic discrimination of copper in soil-plant systems: Examining sources, uptake and translocation pathways. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Brooke Marie Ryan
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Elemental Sulphur Oxidation in Australian Cropping Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Cuicui Zhao
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Improving phosphorus availability in Andisols and Oxisols Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Daniela Fernanda Montalvo Grijalva
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The development of new slow-release boron fertilizers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Margaret Anak Abat
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Secretary Soil Science Australia (SA Branch)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2011 - ongoing Member Soil Science Society of America United States
    2011 - ongoing Member Soil Science Australia Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Associate Editor Journal of Environmental Quality University of Adelaide Australia
    2006 - 2011 Associate Editor Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137467
  • Email: fien.degryse@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6511
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Prescott (CSIRO), floor 3
  • Room: 3 13
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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