Prof Davey L. Jones

Professor of Soil and Environmental Science, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Grant Capture and Impact)

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Professor Davey Jones

Position: Professor of Soil & Environmental Science

Office: Environment Centre Wales (Ecosystems & Environment, 2nd floor)

Email:  d.jones@bangor.ac.uk and davey.jones@uwa.edu.au 

Tel: 01248 382579 (from U.K.), +44 1248 382579 (International)

Contact Info

Professor Davey Jones

Position: Professor of Soil & Environmental Science

Office: Environment Centre Wales (Ecosystems & Environment, 2nd floor)

Email:  d.jones@bangor.ac.uk and davey.jones@uwa.edu.au 

Tel: 01248 382579 (from U.K.), +44 1248 382579 (International)

Overview

Background

Davey Jones holds a Professorial Chair in Soil and Environmental Science at Bangor University and a Professorial Chair position at the University of Western Australia. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow held jointly between Cornell University and the US Department of Agriculture in the USA (with Prof Leon Kochian). He also carried out postdoctoral work under Prof Simon Gilroy at Penn State University (now Madison, WI).  A major focus of his research is on understanding below-ground processes with specific focus on nutrients and human pathogen behavior in water-food-soil-plant-microbial systems.

Current applications of his work include (1) the implementation of strategies for controlling SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other viral pathogens in urban, agricultural, freshwater and marine ecosystems, (2) promoting carbon sequestration in agricultural systems and understanding the factors regulating carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions, (3) developing ways to improve nutrient use efficiency in cropping systems with specific focus on nitrogen and phosphorus, (4) nutrient dynamics in polar (Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems), (5) devising strategies for the effective reuse of wastes for land restoration and remediation (heavy metals and organic pollutants), (6) soil microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning, (7) modelling nutrients dynamics in the plant-soil-microbial and freshwater ecosystems, (8) understanding  the barriers to technology adoption by farmers, (9) the flow of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment, (10) the impact of flooding, drought and ozone on ecosystem functioning (including tipping points) and potential strategies to enhance ecosystem resilience, and (11) influence of microplastics in soil and freshwater environments.

He has published more than 480 scientific journal articles (ISI H-index = 79; 26,400 citations) and has advised government on both their waste and climate change policies. His research is mainly funded via NERC, BBSRC, Welsh Government, Defra and the European Union. He also collaborates with industry to deliver novel solutions to environmental problems and improve product sustainability.

 

Responsibilities within Bangor University

  • Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research
  • School (SNS) Management Committee Member
  • School (SNS) Research Committee Member
  • School (SNS) Henfaes Committee: Research
  • School (SNS) Radiation Protection Officer

Current and past external responsibilities:

  • COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group (Welsh Govenment)
  • SAGE sub-committee on COVID-19 and the environment (UK Government)
  • BBSRC Panel Member
  • NERC College Member
  • Welsh Government Land Use and Climate Change Group Member
  • Editorial Board Soil Ecology Letters
  • Chief Editor Frontiers in Soil Science
  • Associate Editor Frontiers in Agronomy
  • Associate Editor with Rhizosphere
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists
  • Training manager for the STARS College of Doctoral Training in Soil Science
  • Adjunct Professor at Clemson University

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • B.Sc. (Hons), Soil Science, University of Aberdeen
  • Ph.D, Plant Science, University of Oxford
  • Member of the British Society of Soil Science

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Research

Research Interests

Plant-soil-microbe interactions, Environmental Pollution, Human Pathogens, Dissolved Organic Nitrogen, Soil Quality, Freshwater pollution, Crop Science, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Agronomy and Modelling.

My research project websites

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • QK Botany
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • QR355 Virology
  • Q Science (General)
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