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Dr Simon Jeffery

BSc.(Hon), PgC, PhD, M.I. Soil Sci.

Reader in Soil Ecology

Simon is a soil microbial ecologist by training with a PhD in this subject area from Cranfield University in Bedfordshire. His main interests are in ecosystem functioning and in particular how soil organisms  drive processes and functions across a range of scales from local to global. His work has been focused on understanding such processes with the aim of harness them to the benefit of us all in terms of increasing the productivity and sustainability of our use of soils.

Professional Memberships

British Soil Science Society

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

Tel: 01952 815476

Office: AY04 Ancellor Yard

Research profile: ORCID


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You can contact Dr Simon Jeffery if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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