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Room Details

2nd Floor ECW Building


MSc, BSc Ecology and Conservation Biology, The University of Sheffield

PhD Title (or subject area)

Soil Carbon Dynamics


Prof Davey Jones
Prof Dave Chadwick

Describe your research

Subsoils are increasingly recognised as having characteristics offering a substantial potential to sequester carbon, however as crucial aspects of subsoil C dynamics are still unknown, this potential has not yet been unlocked. The project will focus on understanding the flow of carbon in the agricultural landscape with emphasis on developing new land management strategies to promote greater carbon storage at depth.

Research Interests

Soil Carbon Cycle
Carbon Sequestration
Sustainable Agriculture

Professional Affiliations

British Society of Soil Science


I graduated from an Integrated Master’s in Ecology and Conservation Biology with a Master’s research project investigating how grass-ley strips may enhance soil property recovery in arable agriculture. This project confirmed my interest in soil science and sustainable agriculture and led me to pursue a PhD.