Using her own ‘research assistant’, Bailey, and the poo of hundreds of dogs from day care, PhD candidate Emily Bryson has been studying the breakdown of dangerous pathogens in different compost temperatures, even using worm farms. She recently sequenced DNA in dog waste bacteria to find a way to loop the poop into safe gardening.
Emily Bryson radio interview: “Can dog poo be used to grow our food?” On Life Matters with Michael Mackenzie, November 5, 2020
SETAC Australia – Student Spotlight, December 1, 2021
“Emily Bryson is a ‘fecal decompologist’ with a horticultural spin,” COSMOS, April 19, 2021
Oral Presentation, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia 2021: Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects of Anti-Parasitic-Treated Canine Faeces on Eisenia fetida in Simulated Compost, Emily Bryson, Amie Anastasi, 2021
The Circular Economy in Regional South Australia: The potential for making and using organic compost, Emily Bryson April 2021
Emily Bryson interview: “It’s National Compost Week! Here’s everything you need to know about food waste,” COSMOS, May 4, 2022