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David Wall

Teagasc Environment, Soils and Land Use Department, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland Y35 TC97


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My research team investigates nutrient cycling in soils and agricultural systems. Our group integrates nutrient processes in soils, grassland and crop nutrient uptake and recovery, and environmental losses from agricultural soils. Currently we are focusing on pH and liming and N, P and K cycling in soil and methods to enhance agricultural production while increasing environmental and economic sustainability through the adoption of more efficient nutrient management practices and soil specific advice. The team is also investigating indicators of soil quality and frameworks for adopting improved functional land management practices within agricultural landscapes

Research areas of interest for MSCA IF application:

  • Improved understanding of nutrient fate within agricultural systems and methods to increase nutrient use efficiency
  • Development of new assessment methods and indicators of soil quality
  • Models and tools to improve agricultural sustainability and functional land management practices

Dr David Wall has supervised 6 PhD and 2 MSc students to completion. Currently his research team consists of 2 postdocs, 2 technicians and 5 PhD students.