BSc (Hons) Environmental Science; PhD (Biogeochemistry)
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Jasmine works with farmers, growers, researchers and policy makers to create more sustainable ways of producing food and enhancing above and below ground biodiversity. She is currently undertaking this work at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, and was previously on the Innovative Farmers Programme (Soil Association). She has a PhD in bulk and molecular soil organic carbon dynamics across rainforest-savannah boundaries in the Amazon, Guyana. She has also lived in Japan working on an organic farming social project for the largest organic cotton company in the country, as well as with natural agriculture cooperatives and farms throughout Japan and in Japanese gardening. Jasmine is interested in how different cultures use and understand soil across the world. She is passionate about spreading the importance of soil health through theatrical storytelling, interactive workshops, writing and illustration.
Jasmine Black’s recent activities
The 5th December is World Soil Day. CCRI researcher Jasmine Black talks about what this means for us as winter takes hold, related CCRI projects and her talk on soils this summer at Shambala Festival.
Since April 2019, a team from CCRI have been working with colleagues from the University of Newcastle on a Defra commissioned project about how commercial fishers and sea anglers engage with marine management and science in England. Project leader, Matt Reed has provided an update on this project which has had extensive public involvement.
The second part of a blog where consider the issue of dissemination of project findings. In this part we invite you to get in touch with thoughts regarding preliminary findings.
Prompted by an interview with Prof. Mark Reed at a recent SoilCare project meeting, CCRI researchers Jasmine Black, Jane Mills and Nick Lewis consider the issue of dissemination of project findings, some thoughts and methods about how that is best achieved.
The new year saw three new researchers join the CCRI team. Find out more about them and their areas of work