Dr Xia (Emma) Liang
Post doctoral researcher - Theme 4 and 5
Xia (Emma) Liang works in close collaboration with Prof Deli Chen, Prof Bill Malcolm, Dr Shu Kee Lam and the soil and the environment research group in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Her research focus is multidimensional assessment for improving sustainable nitrogen management, including agricultural production, food supply, human consumption, environmental and ecological impacts, social and economic development. The focus of her work is an exciting new research field for the University and Australia, and helps her build interdisciplinary background in life cycle assessment, soil science, environmental and food science, big data analytics, econometrics and GIS analysis.
Her experience and ability to undertake independent and interdisciplinary research are evidenced by 14 peer-refereed publications, including 7 papers as the first or corresponding author. Most of her papers are published in highly-reputed journals including: Global Environmental Change and Journal of Cleaner Production. In addition, she has presented 16 oral and poster presentations with two as keynote speaker and has helped organize seven conferences and workshops. She has successfully communicated research findings to a wide audience by participation in outreach activities and publication in high profile media outlets such as American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Australasian Science, Australian Associated Press, The Conversation and Pursuit.