Biogeochemistry of organic carbon and major nutrients in natural and managed ecosystems, with an emphasis on the nature, dynamics and bioavailability of organic and mineral forms of nutrients in the soil-plant system in relation to soil management and land use. Project areas include organic matter and nutrient dynamics in grassland and forest soils, soil chronosequence dynamics, rhizosphere processes, relationships between soil microbial diversity and function, and the nature, mobility and fate of phosphorus in terrestrial environments
Allison, V.J., Condron, L.M., Peltzer, D.A., Richardson, S.J. and Turner, B.L. Changes in soil microbial community composition and enzyme activity and efficiency along carbon and nutrient gradients at the Franz Josef chronosequence. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 1770-1781, 2007.
Stark, C.H.E., Condron, L.M., Stewart, A., Di, H.J. and O’Callaghan, M. Influence of organic and mineral amendments on soil microbial properties and processes. Applied Soil Ecology 35: 79-93, 2007.
Chen, C.R., Xu, Z.H., Condron, L.M., Davis, M.R. and Sherlock, R.R. Root, rhizosphere and root-free soil respiration under grassland and forest plants. European Journal of Soil Science 57: 58-66, 2006.
Condron, L.M., Sinaj, S., McDowell, R.W., Dudler-Guela, J., Scott, J.T. and Metherell, A.K. Influence of long-term irrigation on the distribution and availability of soil phosphorus under permanent pasture. Australian Journal of Soil Research 44: 127-133, 2006.
Haygarth, P.M., Condron, L.M., Heathwaite, A.L., Turner, B.L. and Harris, G.P. The phosphorus transfer continuum; linking source to impact with an interdisciplinary and multi-scaled approach. The Science of the Total Environment 344: 5-14, 2005.
Turner, B.L., Mathieu, N., Condron, L.M. and Chen, C.R. Quantification and bioavailability of scyllo-inositol hexakisphosphate in pasture soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 2155-2158, 2005.