Matthias Salomon

Mr Matthias Salomon

PhD Student

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


I am a recent PhD graduate of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. The title of my thesis is "Soil health in urban agriculture with an emphasis on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi", which was supervised by Prof. Timothy Cavagnaro, Dr. Stephanie Watts-Williams and Prof. Michael McLaughlin.

As the world population is going to increase over the next decades and global farmland is becoming more scarce, I do believe that urban agriculture can be an answer to many of our food security problems. Bringing food production back into the city and putting producers and consumers together has many advantages. However, being in an urban environment can be challenging when it comes to soil health.

In my research I analyzed the chemical and biological properties of urban agriculture soils and how we can improve this system. I also looked at a group of little helpers called mycorrhizal fungi. Those fungi live in symbiosis with plant roots and help delivering water and nutrients.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Salomon, M. J., Demarmels, R., Watts-Williams, S. J., McLaughlin, M. J., Kafle, A., Ketelsen, C., . . . van der Heijden, M. G. A. (2022). Global evaluation of commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculants under greenhouse and field conditions. Applied Soil Ecology, 169, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS15
    2022 Salomon, M. J., Watts-Williams, S. J., McLaughlin, M. J., & Cavagnaro, T. R. (2022). Spatiotemporal dynamics of soil health in urban agriculture. Science of the Total Environment, 805, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Salomon, M. J., & Cavagnaro, T. R. (2022). Healthy soils: The backbone of productive, safe and sustainable urban agriculture. Journal of Cleaner Production, 341, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2022 Salomon, M. J., Watts-Williams, S. J., McLaughlin, M. J., Bücking, H., Singh, B. K., Hutter, I., . . . van der Heijden, M. G. A. (2022). Establishing a quality management framework for commercial inoculants containing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. iScience, 25(7), 104636.
    DOI WoS1
    2021 Salomon, M. J., Watts-Williams, S. J., McLaughlin, M. J., Brien, C. J., Jewell, N., Berger, B., & Cavagnaro, T. R. (2021). Evaluation of commercial composts and potting mixes and their ability to support arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with maize (Zea mays) as host plant.. Waste Manag, 134, 187-196.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2020 Salomon, M. J., Watts-Williams, S. J., McLaughlin, M. J., & Cavagnaro, T. R. (2020). Urban soil health: A city-wide survey of chemical and biological properties of urban agriculture soils. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9
    2016 Rombach, M., Bitsch, V., Nellen, A., & Salomon, M. (2016). Dumpster diving in Germany. Acta Horticulturae, 1132(1132), 167-174.
    DOI
  • Position: PhD Student
  • Phone: 83136530
  • Email: matthias.salomon@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Taylor (CSIRO), floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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