ADHort, BSc (H), PhD
Research Member, Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
I have been in the ‘dusty’ world for over ten years actively researching wind erosion, desert dust transport and climate controls of dust storms across Australia. The soil surface controls (or erodibility) are where my research passion lies. Australia’s semi arid to arid landscapes are dominated with biological soil crusts. These microscopic organisms can influence the rates of wind erosion, but inturn can be transported within the dust storms, redistributing biological, organic matter and carbon throughout the landscape.
I am currently the Northern coordinator for DustWatch; a network of volunteer observers monitoring the extent and severity of dust activity across Australia. www.dustwatch.edu.au
- Strong, C.L., Parsons, K., McTainsh, G.H. and Sheehan, A. (2008) “Meteorological controls of wind erosion at Moolawatana Station, South Australia”. Int. J of Climatology (under review).
- Leys, J.F., McTainsh, G.H, Strong, C.L., Heidenreich, S. and Biseaga, K. (2008) DustWatch: community networks to improve wind erosion monitoring in Australia”. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 33 (12): 1912-1926
- McTainsh, G.H, and Strong, C.L. (2007) “The role of aeolian dust in ecosystems” GEOMORPHOLOGY - Special Issue on Geomorphology and Ecosystems 89(1-2): 39-54.
- Chappell, A., Strong, C.L., McTainsh, G.H., and Leys, J.F. (2007) “Detecting induced in situ erodibility of a dust-producing playa in Australia using a bi-directional reflectance model.” REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 106, 508-524.
- Leys, J.F., McTainsh, G.H., Koen, T., Mooney B., and Strong C.L. (2005) “Testing a statistical curve-fitting procedure for quantifying sediment populations within multi-modal particle-size distributions.” EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS: Technical and software edition, 30, 579-590.
- Chappell, A., McTainsh, G.H., Leys, J.F. and Strong, C.L. (2003) “Simulations to optimize sampling of aeolian sediment transport in space and time for mapping”. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 28, 1223-1241