Jill L. Edmondson

EPSRC Living with Environmental Change Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

I am an ecologist and a soil scientist. My research focuses on the interactions between soils and the provision on ecosystem services in urban and agricultural ecosystems, this includes:

- Soil and vegetation carbon budgeting
- The potential for own-grown food and biofuel production in urban areas, and urban/agricultural land-use trade-offs
- The mechanisms driving soil-to-own-grown food crop transfer of soil pollutants
- The mechanisms driving soil carbon storage in urban areas - the importance of black carbon
- Engaging the public, through the use of citizen science methodologies, and policy-makers with scientific research

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Agroecology, University of Sheffield