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.
She has recently won a 3-month Fellowship on 'Empowering alternative food networks – toward multiplying socio-ecological production landscapes' with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto, Japan.
- Books and Book Chapters
- Peer Reviewed Papers
- Conferences and Workshops
- Professional Membership
- Public Service
- Other activities
Black, J., Courtney, P. and Vigani, M. WP5 T5.4 FoPIA-Surefarm 2 Case Study Report UK, SURE-Farm EU Horizon 2020, February, 2020.
Urquhart, J., Black, J., Berry, R., Maye, D., Courtney, P., Vigani, M. 2019. WP4 T4.3 Bottom-up analysis: How do stakeholders experience the influence of policies on the resilience of farming systems? – UK case study report, SURE-Farm EU Horizon 2020.
Urquhart, J., Black, J., et al. 2019. D2.3. Report on farmers’ learning capacity and networks of influence in 11 European case studies, SURE-Farm EU Horizon 2020.
Ambrose-Oji, B., O’Brien, L., Hall, C., Karlsdottir, B., Robinson, J., Jones, G., Amboage, R., Urquhart, J., Black, J., Hemery, G., Petrokofsky, G., Dandy, N., Turner, C. Understanding behaviours as the basis for policy design to improve the management of (tree health) outbreaks and build resilient treescapes, Report to Defra. July, 2019.
Reed, M., Courtney, P., Lewis, N., Freeman, R., Chiswell, H., Black, J., Urquhart, J., & Phillipson, J. Assessing Participation of the Fishing Sectors in England’s Science and Management, Draft Final Report to Defra. The Countryside and Community Research Institute: Cheltenham. February, 2020.
UK arable resilience towards 2030: SURE-Farm EU Horizon 2020 project, 2020
Designing policies for improved resilience of UK arable farming: SURE-Farm EU Horizon 2020 project, 2019
Understanding behaviour towards tree health: multi-stakeholder workshop for Defra, 2019
Dissemination strategies for policy and farmer end-users: SoilCare EU Horizon 2020 project, 2019
Board Member of the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK
Member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
Member of the British Society of Soil Science, previously Post-Graduate Representative (2012-2014)
Environmental Science BSc module leader on 'Environmental Land Management' at Newcastle University 2013-14
Co-founder of Landwise Network local action organisation on food security and land management, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.
Public engagement talks: Soapbox Science 2014; Shambala Festival 'Soil: the truth beneath your feet', 2019
Volunteers with Shumei Natural Agriculture International.
Japanese language intermediate proficiency (has undertaken several 40-minute professional presentations relating to previous role at Innovative Farmers and informal interviews of natural agriculture farmers)
Active participation in community food security groups, growing vegetables and supporting local food producers
Artistic practices including illustration and storytelling to engage publics
Jasmine Black’s recent activities
The “Changing Treescapes” (TREESCAPES) project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council launches on 1st February 2020. Find out more about this exciting new project which is being led by Julie Urquhart.
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