Mrs. Leushantha Mudaly
Lecturer Plant and Soil Science
Section: Soil Science
Office: Agriculture Building 4-25
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3214
Email: leushantha.mudaly [AT] up.ac.za
I am a lecturer in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Courses that I present and am involved in include Soil classification and Introductory soil science. I co-ordinate the Soil Science Honours programme.
I completed my MSc. in soil chemistry, looking at the role that manganese plays in redox chemistry in soils of the South African Highveld. I am currently working on my PhD, studying the contribution of non-point source pollution to freshwater resources and the role that phosphorous plays specifically. My current research involves nutrient modelling at field and catchment scale.
My broader research interest is in soil and water science. My specific interests include soil redox chemistry, soil manganese chemistry and monitoring and modelling nutrient pollution of freshwater resources.