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Soil Science and Systems
Crop and Soil Systems
I am a soil scientist. My current research focuses on agricultural soil systems under different management activities, assessing soil greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation, soil structure and quality, carbon storage and stability and nutrient dynamics. I completed my PhD in Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Edinburgh in 2006.
BBSRC ‘Sustainable economic and ecological grazing systems - learning from innovative practitioners’
Evaluation of the agronomic and social impacts of the Pasture for Life certified approach to grazing management and its potential as the basis of a sustainable GB-wide system.
CREW ‘Valuing Your Soils’
Practical guidance brochures, videos and awareness raising workshops for Scottish farmers (available from http://www.sruc.ac.uk/homepage/678/soil_and_nutrients).
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching.
Postgraduate teaching: I am a lecturer, core course (Atmospheric Quality and Global Change) co-ordinator, moderator, personal tutor and MSc dissertation project supervisor for SRUC and University of Edinburgh MSc/PG dip programmes. I deliver teaching mainly for the 'Environmental Protection and Management' and 'Soils and Sustainability' programmes.
Undergraduate teaching: I am a lecturer for the University of Edinburgh’s Global Academy Agricultural Science BSc programmes and a dissertation research supervisor for various SRUC BSc (hons) students.
Recent selected refereed academic journal publications
Publications for farmers
See all of Dr Joanna Cloy's publications.
Address: Crop & Soils Systems, Scotland’s Rural College, Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.
Telephone: 0131 535 4155