Export of nutrients from intensive agricultural systems results in on farm economic loss and environmental degradation of water bodies. This research looks at ways of keeping nitrogen and phosphorus on farm through various management strategies and the development of catchment scale models for industry best practice.


Research Group Contact Information

Name and Honorifics: Dr Tony Weatherley
Title: Lecturer
Dept: Department of Agriculture and Food Systems
Email: anthony@unimelb.edu.au
Ph: +61 3 8344 4642
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne


Research Students

  • Andrew Smith
  • Shabnam Shafapour (MPhil): Estimating real time infiltration parameters from irrigation advance and recession data in Border irrigation systems
  • Rubel Biswas Chowdhury: Systems wide modeling of phosphorus


  • Weatherley, A.J., Quin, B.F., Dassanayake, K.B. and Rowarth, J.S. (2011). Runoff losses from irrigated dairy pastures treated with phosphorus fertilisers of differing solubility in south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research 49, 633-641
  • S Saffarpour, R Adams, AJ Weatherley, V Folkman, MR Grace, AW Western (2011). The Major Ion and Nutrient Behaviour of streams on a dairy Farm, Victoria, Australia. 34th IAHR World Congress - Balance and Uncertainty Water in a Changing world