Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Peter Grace is currently the Theme Leader for Healthy Environments and Environmental Monitoring at the Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to that he was Director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources at QUT. His is an expert in the sustainable management and simulation of soil carbon, nitrogen and water in agroecosystems and the role of soils in the mitigation of greenhouse gases and adaptation to climate change. Peter has worked throughout the Americas, Asia and Africa and was previously senior soil scientist at CIMMYT where he introduced small landholders in Mexico and Zimbabwe to simple soil assays for assessing soil health. He is currently the coordinator of the National Australian Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) a network of automated sampling sites (www.n2o.net.au) specifically designed to test mitigation options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which also contribute to productive and profitable farming. This network now extends into Chile, Brazil, India and the mid-Western United States.