Alisa Bryce is a soil scientist and writer. She has written for CSIRO, Hort Journal Australia, The Conversation, Journal of Water Science and Technology, and ReNew Magazine.
She was born and raised in Sydney with her two brothers and one slightly mad border collie. She graduated from the University of Sydney as a soil scientist. After a few years of pretending to be a serious professional consultant, Alisa studied at Cambridge University, completing a triple Master of geography, cycling on cobblestones, and looking like an extra from a Harry Potter movie.
When not elbows deep in the Carboniferous period, or writing, Alisa enjoys playing the piano, patting dogs, and browsing foreign supermarkets.
In a small country town sits an old cottage nestled comfortably between a barber shop the Country Women’s Association hall. It turns 100 next year. The white paint has faded to a fashionably rustic colour. The cottage is not tired, but content. It has seen two world wars, industry thrive…Read more
Any viewer of a modern crime drama may think two things. First, that solving a crime takes about 50 minutes, and second, the geniuses in the lab can put any substance into their special analysing machine and tell you exactly what part of the yak the yak hair rope was…Read more
Two years ago, Simon and I started writing a popular science book. It started off about soil (of course) but soon evolved to address a much bigger topic. Of the 92 natural elements on this early, only about 25 are required to make a Beethoven, a Curie, or a Cardiocrinum giganteum. Elementary…Read more