The title of Professor Campbell’s talk is “Soil as the natural capital we all depend on.”
We are delighted to welcome one of Scotland’s leading soil scientists for the 2016 Annual SRUC Lecture. Professor Colin Campbell is Director of Science Excellence at the James Hutton Institute, the internationally recognized research centre based in Aberdeen. The institute’s work is right at the top of the global agenda and involves tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems including the impact of climate change and threats to water and food security.
Colin is responsible for the strategic development of the excellence of the institute’s scientists, facilities and resources. His expertise lies in fundamental and applied studies on the effects of pollutants on soil microorganisms and soil health.
He is visiting professor at the Soil and Environment Department of the Swedish Agricultural Sciences University, Uppsala, Sweden and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Scottish Natural Heritage and has acted as an expert advisor and participant in several EU and UK Government workshops addressing issues of the sustainable use of soils.
Colin studied Applied Microbiology at Strathclyde University followed by a PhD on Microbial decomposition of tree bark and its use in horticulture.
The Crichton Foundation is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors for the Conversation series: Dumfries and Galloway College, Farries, Kirk and McVean, the Open University in Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scotland’s Rural College, University of Glasgow, University of West of Scotland and Watson Birds.