University Staff Directory The University of Adelaide Australia
Faculties & Divisions | People A to Z | Media Expertise | Phonebook
Public browsing [Login]
Text Zoom: S | M | L

Professor Andrew Smith

Telephone +61 8 8313 6517
Position Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 6511
Building Prescott Building
Floor/Room 3 11
Campus Waite - CSIRO
Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

To link to this page, please use the following URL:

Biography/ Background

MA (1965), PhD (1967), Cambridge UK

Appoined Lecturer, University of Adelaide, 1967. Retired as Professor of Botany, end December 2000 after service that included Chair of Department, Associate Dean of Science, membership of Executive Committee (Research portfolio) and University Council. Appointed Emeritus Professor of the University from January 2001. Also Adjunct Professor, originally in Department of Soil & Water, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences; following ongoing restructuring now in the Soils research group, School of Agriculture, Food & Wine.



Awards & Achievements

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (1990)

Australian Government Centenary Medal (2001), for services to biology and education

Honorary Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Honorary Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen

Fellow of the Borneo Research Council

Research Interests

Plant-soil relations, especially the physiology and ecology of plant-fungal (arbuscular mycorrhizal) symbioses that occur in most plants worldwide, under many soil conditions.

Soil toxicity, especially arsenic

History and ecology of Borneo, especially the development of trading links with the outside world.

Professional Interests

Development of international research links, especially Australia-China

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

The information in this directory is provided to support the academic, administrative and business activities of the University of Adelaide. To facilitate these activities, entries in the University Phone Directory are not limited to University employees. The use of information provided here for any other purpose, including the sending of unsolicited commercial material via email or any other electronic format, is strictly prohibited. The University reserves the right to recover all costs incurred in the event of breach of this policy.