SCIENCE

Dr LINDSAY TODMAN

Agricultural Systems Modeller

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Lindsay is interested in using mathematical methods to understand agricultural systems and how they could be managed to improve production and environmental sustainability. She is particularly interested in the resilience of soils to sudden environmental changes. Her expertise covers a range of mathematical methods, including optimisation and control theory, which she uses alongside process based models of agricultural systems to compare different agricultural practices in terms of their productivity, sustainability and resilience to shocks. She recently completed a project in which she worked with experimental scientists to compare the resilience of the microbial communities in soils across England and Wales; her role in this project being to develop metrics to quantify soil resilience. She is now working on another collaborative project, Targets for Sustainable and Resilient Agricultural (TSARA), which aims to consider how the agricultural sector can contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and work with stakeholders to identify transformation pathways that would enable the sector to deliver on these goals.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
lindsay.todman@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 228

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Strategic programme

        • Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems (ASSIST)
        • Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)

        Science project

        • Water Energy Food: WEFWEBs
        • A Bayesian Belief network to operationalize the concepts of Soil Quality and Health

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2013 - PhD Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
        • 2009 - MSc Hydrology for Environmental Management, Imperial College London, UK
        • 2008 - MEng Engineering speciallising in mechanical, Cambridge University, UK