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CCRI Seminar Series – Soils and Environmental Change at the Ends of the Earth (and a few paces in between)

06/05/2015 at 12:15 - 13:15

David Hopkins, Professor of Soil Science and Dean of Agriculture, Food & Environment at the Royal Agricultural University, will be making a presentation as part of the CCRI Seminar Series on 6 May 2015.

Professor David Hopkins is a soil scientist with a PhD from the University of Newcastle. He is a specialist in nutrient cycling processes in soils and the dynamics of soil organic matter. He has applied this expertise in both agricultural and ecological contexts, and his work includes studies on the decomposition of residues from GM plants, the effects of soil management (particular fertilizer treatments, tillage and irrigation) on nutrient turnover, and the carbon distribution and storage in soils.

Professor Hopkins joined the RAU in October 2014, having previously been Head of the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, which spans Environmental and Marine Sciences, Food and Drink, Human Health, and Psychology.

David Hopkins has also been a Professor and Head of School at the University of Stirling, where he also held a prestigious Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and later a Director of Science at the Scottish Crop Research Institute at Dundee, where in addition to being a research scientist in the Environment-Plant Interactions programme, he led the Institute’s initiative to expand and diversify its competitive research funding base.

Please note that this seminar takes place on a Wednesday (rather than the usual Thursday).

The seminars are free to attend, but if you intend to come along it would be useful if you could let us know by sending an email to cmarkey@glos.ac.uk. This will also enable us to inform you of any changes to the programme, which can happen from time to time.


12:15 - 13:15
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