Natasha Banning

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Industrial relevance

I have conducted research at UWA with scientists from Alcoa World Alumina, Australia through the ARC Linkage Grant scheme since 2004. The overall research aims have been to improve fundamental understanding of soil processes in rehabilitated and natural ecosystems. This understanding is necessary to assist industry in the long-term sustainable management of rehabilitated areas after mining and mining residue storage areas.

Teaching overview

Mine-site Rehabilitation in Unit EART3339.
Supervision of honours/masters/PhD students.


-Soil microbial ecology and nutrient cycling
-Mine site rehabilitation
-Mine tailings rehabilitation
-Bauxite mining and refining in Western Australia
-Restoration ecology
-Molecular approaches to analysis of microbial diversity and function in the environment

Research expertise keywords

  • Land rehabilitation
  • Microbial activity and nutrient cycling in rehabilitated soils
  • Microbial diversity
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular techniques
  • Soil biology


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