Projects

Working in partnership with University of Colorado, Boulder, this cross-disciplinary project focuses on detecting soil degradation and restoration through development and deployment of novel multi-functional soil sensing, machine learning approaches and telemetry systems

Contact: John Quinton or Jess Davies

SHui aims to deliver a suite of technologies and tools to empower individuals and stakeholder organizations to make informed decisions to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems.

Contact: Cristina McBride-Serrano or John Quinton 
Twitter: @Shui_eu        Facebook: @SHui.H2020

Soil-Value focuses on developing our capacity to predict soil service delivery across UK landscapes, examining the resilience of these services in light of climate change, land use change and management, and working with partners in private and public sectors to explore how we invest in and enhance soil services.

Contact: Jess Davies 
Twitter: @soilinf
Grazing in Kenya
Credit: John Quinton

ReDEAL is an interdisciplinary research project involving universities in Kenya and the UK and global research organisations. It aims to help farming communities reverse the degradation of grasslands in the highlands of Kenya in order to improve livestock productivity, food security and ecosystem conservation.

Contact: John Quinton or Mariana Rufino

UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre For Mineral-based Construction Materials (ICEC-MCM)

In collaboration with University College London, we plan to work on the circular economy of soil in the construction industry with our team’s main input to the project occurring in 2022.
Contact: John Quinton

Our work will focus on the transport of plastics from soils to water and the analytical issues surrounding the detection of plastics in soil.

Our aim is to change the way soils are considered in planning and construction to prevent soil degradation and promote functioning soils in development.