Researcher Profile

Emeritus Professor Lynette Abbott

Lynette Abbott
Lynette Abbott

Phone: +61 8 6488 5551

Research Expertise:
  • Indicators of sustainability
  • Land rehabilitation
  • Microbial activity and nutrient cycling in rehabilitated soils
  • Microbial ecology
  • Mycorrhizal associations
  • Plant nutrition and soil fertility
  • Rhizobial ecology
  • Soil biology
  • Soil microbial ecology


AGRI5504 Organic Agriculture (Masters level unit)

Industrial Relevance

Land management in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, minesite restoration; soil health; soil fertility; organic agriculture; use of soil amendments


BSc Syd., PhD Monash, FAIAST

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Current Position:
Emeritus Professor
Senior Honorary Research Fellow

Previous positions include:
Deputy Director, UWA Institute of Agriculture (2014)
Vice Dean, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Head, School of Earth and Environment
Winthrop Professor, School of Earth and Environment


Research in Soil Biology is a major activity within the School of Agriculture and Environment at The University of Western Australia. Our emphasis is on understanding the activities of a wide range of soil organisms in the context of their contribution to important soil processes. We are interested in soil organisms and their roles in natural ecosystems as well as in agriculture/horticulture and disturbed environments such as minesites.

ID: 16114

Most frequent journals
  • Mycorrhiza

    ISSNs: 0940-6360, 1432-1890

    Springer-Verlag London Ltd.

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.45 SJR 1.087 SNIP 1.362

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0028-646X, 1469-8137

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6.72 SJR 3.573 SNIP 2.049

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Plant and Soil

    ISSNs: 0032-079X, 1573-5036

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-5036


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.41 SJR 1.267 SNIP 1.442

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Soil Biology & Biochemistry

    ISSNs: 0038-0717, 1879-3428


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.17 SJR 2.132 SNIP 1.832

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Crop & Pasture Science

    ISSNs: 0004-9409, 1836-0947, 1836-5795

    CSIRO Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.72 SJR 0.685 SNIP 0.979

    Journal: ERA2018

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