Declan McDonald

Senior Soil Scientist / VIC Manager

Declan is a Senior Soil Scientist who works across industries including horticulture, agriculture, arboriculture, contaminated lands and organic recycling.  In his role he supports a diverse range of professionals from farmers to urban designers to composters and engineers.

With over 30 years experience in agricultural, horticultural, recreational and amenity soil management Declan has a strong capacity to communicate the most complex soil issues in a way that opens this fascinating world to all. 

He has worked for three state governments most recently as Principal Land Management Officer in Tasmania, and as Specialist Productive Soils with the Victorian state government.  He left the public service in May 2014 to open an office for SESL in Victoria.  

He holds a B.Sc in Horticulture (UTS) and a Master of Sustainable Agriculture (Soils) (University of Sydney).  In addition he holds an Associate Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery Management), a Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism, and a Graduate Certificate in Climate Change.

Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) – Soil Science Australia

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