Nuffield Australia 2012 scholarship winner
Natalie Williams, from Jericho in Queensland, received a 2012 Nuffield Scholarship sponsored by Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management. Natalie investigated soil carbon sequestration in agricultural environments, particularly rangelands and semi‐arid environments saying, “I am interested in the Kyoto Protocol rules surrounding permanence and additionality of soil carbon in rangelands and semi‐arid environments and what that might mean for agribusinesses wanting to be involved in carbon trading.”
Natalie was keen to investigate the technology used to measure and verify carbon levels and how it may be used in Australian landscapes. In addition, she studied the impact of cattle on soil biology, particularly their effect on carbon sequestration permanence.
Countries Natalie visited include Columbia, the US and the UK.
She is a business partner and on‐ground manager of the family’s beef cattle grazing property “Granville” in central western Queensland. The property is 7600 hectares in size and they run Brahman/Droughtmaster breeders with Bos Taurus/Euro bulls.
Locations: Jerichho, QLD 4728
Tel: (07) 4651 0309
Blog: Nats Nuffield Notes
Scholarship report: not currently available
Returning Scholar presentation: click to view
Returning Scholar profile: click to view
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