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Soils and sustainable land use

Soils and sustainable land use

Soils are a critical part of our life support system, providing many functions across the food-water-energy-environment nexus: they provide 99.7% of our food; they are the largest store of organic carbon in the earth system and as such are important to climate change; and they regulate water quality and quantity, mitigating the risk of floods, droughts and pollution.

This research theme considers the management of land and our soil, and how it is vital to the sustainability of societies, economies and our environment. It draws together the rich soil and water science expertise across Lancaster Environment Centre and the world-class business understanding of LUMS to work towards a more sustainable future.

Activity includes:

Soils and sustainable land use - Key researchers

Jessica Davies

Professor Jessica Davies

Senior Lecturer in Sustainability

Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, Improving global stewardship, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 595009
Victoria Janes-Bassett

Dr Victoria Janes-Bassett

Senior Research Associate

DSI - Environment

+44 (0)1524 594813
Dmitry Yumashev

Dr Dmitry Yumashev

Senior Research Associate

+44 (0)1524 595090
Roisin O'Riordan

Roisin O'Riordan

Casual - Teaching

+44 (0)1524 593058