Prof. STEVE MCGRATH
Soil and Plant Scientist
Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences - Harpenden
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Steve’s research interests are in increasing understanding of the factors affecting the bio-availability, ecotoxicology and mobility of nutrients and toxins in soil-crop systems. He is skilled in using stable and radioisotopes to trace the movement and sources of nutrients and contaminants in soils and plants; and in LC-ICP-MS, synchrotron and NanoSIMs to identify the speciation and localisation of trace elements. His latest research focuses on developing rapid techniques for the analysis of soils and plants to predict the transfer of nutrients, including micronutrients, into the food chain, to improve crop yields, human and animal health and nutrition.
- 2008Editor(s): Takagi, K.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Soil Pollution and Remediation: SoilRem 2008
- 2005Editor(s): Zhu, Y-G.
Plant nutrition for food security, human health and environmental protection. Proceedings 15th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Beijing, 14-19 September 2005
- 2003Editor(s): Wenzel, W.
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, 15-19 June 2003
- 2000Editor(s): Xu, J. M.
Proceedings International Conference of Soil Remediation SOILREM 2000, Hangzou, 15-19 October 2000
Soil geochemical atlas of England and Wales
- Soil 2 Nutrition (S2N)
- Africa Soil Information Service
- Optimising sulphur management to maximise oilseed rape and cereal yields and farm profitability
- Soil health metrics for sustainable farming systems
- 2015 - Fellow, Institute Soil Science
- 1996 - BSc Sheffield University, Plant Science
- 1980 - PhD Sheffield University
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham
- Thomson-Reuters ISI Highly Cited Scientist in Agricultural Science
- President, International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry 2013- 2015
- Member of NERC Peer Review College
- New Phytologist Editorial Board Advisor