Staff: Peter Bacon
Position: Director of Woodlots & Wetlands
Between 1973 and 1976 he investigated nutrient and water distribution in irrigated orchards. In 1976 he joined the Chemistry branch of the Biological and Chemical Research Institute and studied nitrogen and carbon cycling under a range of land and water management systems. His PhD was on N and C cycling in flooded and intermittently flooded systems. In 1988 he was appointed state coordinator of soil carbon and nitrogen research for the NSW Department of Agriculture. He lectured part time at the University of Sydney, UTS and at the University of New England.
In 1990 he became Senior Research Scientist in State Forests of NSW. In 1991 he was appointed coordinator of the Soils, Nutrition and Hydrology Section of Forest Research. In 1992 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study in South Africa, Israel, Portugal and the USA. Specific aspects included modelling water quality changes in wetlands, movement of contaminants in soils, and the environmental effects of effluent reuse.
Dr. Bacon is currently managing director of Woodlots & Wetlands Pty. Ltd., an environmental consultancy and management company. Woodlots & Wetlands have successfully undertaken over 250 environmental management projects in the past 11 years.