Research areas and interests

My research group investigates a wide variety of topics related to environmental soil science and management. This includes soil physics and hydrology, soil structure development, soil - biotic interactions and soil threats (compaction, pollution and flooding).
We also study environmental impacts of soil management such as conservation tillage practices and organic amendments. We also use high-resolution imaging techniques and modelling (at different spatial scales) tools to understand soil processes.

On-going research projects are listed on the current projects page.

Research Grants

PhD Studentship Awards

Other Awards


New Research Grants

Using Critical Zone Science to Enhance Soil Fertility and Improve Ecosystem Services for Peri-Urban Agriculture in China (2016-2019), funded by Newton Fund (NERC/UK-NSF/China)

New Publications

See new articles in Journal of Hydrology and Advances in Agronomy.

Book chapters on X-ray and Neutron Imaging







"We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than the soil underfoot" 
Leonardo da Vinci