University College Dublin
UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science, and UCD Earth Institute
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My main research interests are in soil science, in particular in the biology, ecology and biochemistry of soils in the context of agricultural soil–plant–animal systems. I especially like earthworms as a study subject, I have been fascinated by their ecology and adaptations to life in soil for a long time. I have another active research area in meat authentication and livestock traceability, based on stable isotope ratio analysis and in collaboration with meat biochemists and animal scientists.
September 1, 2016
Carol Melody, Bryan Griffiths, Jens Dyckmans, Olaf Schmidt