Neil McKenzie Ph.D is Chief of CSIRO Land and Water. Neil has 25 years of research experience in soil science. His research has focused on quantitative methods for mapping soil and land resources. Neil is actively involved in shaping public policy on scientific aspects of land and water resource management in Australia. He is also playing a lead role internationally in establishing a global soil information system to ensure more informed responses to food security, carbon dynamics and environmental management more generally.
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