Robert Gilkes

Emeritus Professor, BSc PhD S'ton, FSSSA

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.239, Soil Science Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Crawley


  • 3170 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
1992 …2018

Personal profile


  • Exploration geochemistry
  • Mine and land rehabilitation
  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of soils and sediments
  • Properties of fertilisers
  • Soil mapping and land capability
  • Weathering and pedogenesis
  • Tropical soils

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Projects 1994 2011

Research Output 1992 2018

Dissolution of K, Ca, and P from biochar grains in tropical soils

Limwikran, T., Kheoruenromne, I., Suddhiprakarn, A., Prakongkep, N. & Gilkes, R. J. 15 Feb 2018 In : Geoderma. 312, p. 139-150 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropical soil
tropical soils

Geochemical signature of Amazon tropical rainforest soils

de Souza, J. J. L. L., Fontes, M. P. F., Gilkes, R., da Costa, L. M. & de Oliveira, T. S. 1 Jan 2018 In : Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo. 42, e0170192

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
tropical rain forests
kaolinitic soils

Partitioning and potential mobilization of aluminum, arsenic, iron, and heavy metals in tropical active and post-active acid sulfate soils: Influence of long-term paddy rice cultivation

Sukitprapanon, T., Suddhiprakarn, A., Kheoruenromne, I. & Gilkes, R. J. 1 Apr 2018 In : Chemosphere. 197, p. 691-702 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

acid sulfate soil
Heavy Metals

Scanning and transmission analytical electron microscopy (STEM-EDX) can identify structural forms of lead by mapping of clay crystals

Batista, A. H., Melo, V. F., Rate, A. W., Gilkes, R. J., Saunders, M. & Dodd, A. 15 Jan 2018 In : Geoderma. 310, p. 191-200 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
1 Citations

More aggressive sequential extraction procedure to access stable forms of Pb and As in clay minerals of soils

Hulmann Batista, A., de Frietas Melo, V., Rate, A., Gilkes, R. & Uhlmann, A. 19 May 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Clay Science. p. 44-53 11 p., 10.1016/j.clay.2017.05.020

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clay minerals
clay mineral