Prof. JOHN CRAWFORD
Integrated Solutions Lab Flagship Leader
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
John is the Integrated Solutions Lab Flagship Leader at Rothamsted Research. Previously he was Judith and David Coffey Chair at the University of Sydney where he was also Head of Sustainability and Complex Systems in the University’s flagship $0.5B research hub, the Charles Perkins Centre. John is a theoretical biologist with a research focus on systems approaches, and works on the integrated behaviour of the soil-plant-microbe system; microbiology; the structure and dynamics of plant and microbial communities; and in the systems biology of plant, microbial and human cells. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in recognition for services to mathematics in 2003, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2007 in recognition of his contribution to science. Grantsmanship exceeds £20M and he has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles.
- Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)
- Agri-Tech in China Network
- Digitalization of Field Trial Operations .
- Antecedent effects of catch crops upon the cycling of phosphorus in agro-ecosystems and scavenging of plant-fixed phosphorus by the soil microbiome.