Professor Andrew Smith
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Frank Andrew Smith (known as Andrew Smith). MA (1965), PhD (1967), Cambridge UK.
Appoined Lecturer, University of Adelaide, 1967. Retired as Professor of Botany, end December 2000 after University 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 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
I am no longer actively involved in research projects and do not supervise postgraduate students. However, I maintain the following 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
Ecology and history of Borneo, especially the development of trading links with the outside world in pre-colonial times.
Ecosystem and agricultural sustainability, especially in relation to soil health.
Development of international research links.
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Entry last updated: Friday, 29 Nov 2019
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