Professor Richard Bush BSc(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Richard Bush is a founding Director of Southern Cross Geoscience, a Special Research Centre of Southern Cross University, and Professor of Water Research. His research interests are soil science and soil water interactions in agricultural and urban landscapes. Professor Bush has developed successful research partnerships with industry, communities and government agencies. Over the past decade Professor Bush has focused on coastal floodplain management and in particular, the international issue of acid sulfate soils and recently has broadened research to inland salinity and floodplain management. His research addresses declining soil and water quality in landscapes, specifically acidification of coastal floodplains and its impacts on wetland and estuarine health and salinisation of inland soils and rivers. He has published over 70 refereed papers, and in the past 5 years has won in excess of $6 million dollars of competitive funding to support his research. Specific research interests include: *Contemporary sulfur biomineralisation in acid sulfate soils *Iron and sulfur transformations in soils/sediments *Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy *Biogeochemical cycling in coastal lowlands *Fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy in river morphology and soil development *Chronology of alluvial floodplain sediments in the Quaternary *Surface-groundwater interactions of alluvial floodplain systems *River and wetland management and rehabilitation for sustainable ecosystems
Analytical pyrolysis for determining the molecular composition of contemporary monosulfidic black ooze (with Robert S. Lockhart, Lyndon J. Berwick, Paul Greenwood, Kliti Grice, and Peter Kraal), Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (2013)
On-line flash pyrolysis, micro-scale sealed vessel (MSSV) pyrolysis and catalytic hydropyrolysis (HyPy) were used to...
Arsenic(III) and iron(II) co-oxidation by oxygen and hydrogen peroxide: divergent reactions in the presence of organic ligands (with Zhaohui Wang and J Liu), Chemosphere (2013)
Iron-catalyzed oxidation of As(III) to As(V) can be highly effective for toxic arsenic removal via...
CO2 partial pressure and CO2 emission in the Lower Mekong River (with Siyue Li and X X. Lu), Journal of Hydrology (2013)
CO2 evasion from freshwaters is recently included in assessing global carbon budgets, while large uncertainty...
Decoupling between water column oxygenation and benthic phosphate dynamics in a shallow eutrophic estuary (with Peter Kraal, Edward D. Burton, Andrew L. Rose, Michael D. Cheetham, and Leigh A. Sullivan), Environmental Chemical Society (2013)
Estuaries are crucial biogeochemical filters at the land–ocean interface that are strongly impacted by anthropogenic...
Iron monosulfide accumulation and pyrite formation in eutrophic estuarine sediments (with Peter Kraal and Edward D. Burton), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2013)
This study investigates iron (Fe) and sulfur (S) cycling in sediments from the eutrophic Peel–Harvey...
A quantitative procedure for determining the acid volatile sulphur content in acid sulphate materials (with Leigh A. Sullivan, Diane M. Fyfe, and Chuxia Lin), Queensland acid sulfate soil technical manual (2004)
Chromium reducible sulfur (SCr - Method 22B) (with Leigh A. Sullivan, David McConchie, Graham Lancaster, M W. Clark, C Lin, and Peter Saenger), Acid sulphate soils : laboratory methods guidelines (2004)
Disulfide sulfur (Sd) (with Leigh A. Sullivan, Angus E. McElnea, and Nicholas J. Ward), Queensland acid sulfate soil technical manual (2004)
Elemental sulfur (Se) (with Nicholas J. Ward, Diane M. Fyfe, Leigh A. Sullivan, and S RC Claff), Queensland acid sulfate soil technical manual (2004)
Methods for determination of actual acidity in acid sulphate materials (with Chuxia Lin, David M. McConchie, Leigh A. Sullivan, Graham Lancaster, and Ken O'Brien), Queensland acid sulfate soil technical manual (2004)
Lower Lakes Phase 1 sulfate reduction monitoring project (with Leigh A. Sullivan, Nicholas J. Ward, Michael D. Cheetham, Paul Cheeseman, Diane M. Fyfe, Trent McIntyre, Michelle Bush, and Roslyn Hagan), South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (2012)
Lower Lakes phase carbon project (with Leigh A. Sullivan, Nicholas J. Ward, Jeffrey F. Parr, Diane M. Fyfe, Michelle Bush, Roslyn Hagan, and Mark A. Rosicky), South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (2012)
Assessment of acid sulfate soil materials (phase 2): Boeill Creek/Lagoon Wetland Complex (with Nicholas J. Ward, Leigh A. Sullivan, J Coughran, and Diane M. Fyfe), Murray-Darling Basin Authority (2011)
Assessment of acid sulfate soil materials (phase 2): Boiling Downs Creek (with Nicholas J. Ward, Leigh A. Sullivan, J Coughran, and Diane M. Fyfe), Murray-Darling Basin Authority (2011)
Assessment of acid sulfate soil materials (phase 2): Brickworks Lagoon (with Nicholas J. Ward, Leigh A. Sullivan, J Coughran, and Diane M. Fyfe), Murray-Darling Basin Authority (2011)
A critical evaluation of Retained Acidity (AR) estimating methods in Acid Base Account (ABA) approach for Acid Sulfate Soils (ASS) (with Chamindra Vithana, Leigh A. Sullivan, and Edward D. Burton), 3rd National Conference on Acid Sulfate Soils (2012)
A new method to rapidly and accurately map acid sulfate soils: exploring the utility of an EM38 (with Vanessa NL Wong, J Triantafilis, Scott G. Johnston, T Nhan, Leigh A. Sullivan, Edward D. Burton, Peter Slavich, and P Hirst), 3rd National Conference on Acid Sulfate Soils (2012)
An acid sulfate soil precursor: iron, phosphorus and sulfur dynamics in sediments from the Peel-Harvey estuary, WA (with Peter Kraal, Edward D. Burton, Michael D. Cheetham, and Leigh A. Sullivan), 3rd National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference (2012)
The Peel-Harvey Estuary in south-western Australia is faced with a dire combination of man-made challenges....
Arsenic mobilization during seawater inundation of acid sulfate soils - hydro-geochemical coupling at the tidal fringe (with Scott G. Johnston, Edward D. Burton, Annabelle F. Keene, and Leigh A. Sullivan), Understanding the geological-medical interface of arsenic: 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (2012)
Coastal acid sulfate soils (CASS) are rich in meta-stable Fe(III) minerals that are important sorbents...