Brian Murphy, PhD


Dr. Brian Murphy has worked as a soil scientist for 30 years with a strong focus on applied science. He graduated in Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney, from where he also gained his Masters and his PhD for his work on soil structure in cropping systems. Dr. Murphy’s interests lie in the application of soil science to environmental management, hydrology, salinity and urban land use. His work involves providing day-to-day advice on the management of soils for a range of natural resource issues. He is also an experienced researcher and has published numerous scientific papers, and is an editor of a very successful, widely used textbook, now in its third edition, on the characterization and management of soils. He is a former President of the NSW Branch of Soil Science Australia.