Alex McBratney is a world-renowned soil scientist. He is Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and Professor of Digital Agriculture and Soil Science.
He holds BSc, PhD and DSc degrees in soil science from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the DScAgr degree from the University of Sydney for research in precision agriculture. He has made contributions to soil science and agriculture through the development of the concepts of Pedometrics, Digital Soil Mapping, Precision and Digital Agriculture, and Soil Security.
His innovative, pioneering and forward-thinking work in precision agriculture and soil science has been eagerly adopted by research groups and practitioners worldwide, as well as by hundreds of Australian farmers. Alex is currently pursuing new integrative concepts, including Soil Security, which recognises the interacting biophysical, economic, social and policy dimensions to secure soil for global sustainability; and Digital Decommoditisation which aspires to build a new profitable, resilient and consumer-connected post-industrial agriculture.