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Associate Professor John Webb Associate Professor, Ecology, Environment & Evolution

The bulk of my research and teaching is on groundwater, both in terms of resources and chemistry, with current research projects on the influence of climate and land-use change on groundwater funded through the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. Other research projects focus on improving treatment procedures for acid mine drainage and understanding the formation of acid sulphate soils. My geomorphological interests centre on karst (I have caved extensively in Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand), as well as tectonic geomorphology and the interaction between landscape evolution and human settlement. I have worked on the geomorphology of archaeological sites in Australia, China, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. I have published over 130 papers on these topics, as well as supervising 33 PhD students, 4 MSc students and 102 Honours students. I have acted as a consultant on groundwater, contaminated site management and geomorphology of archaeological sites, including as an expert witness.


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