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Dr Aislinn Pearson

Agricultural Ecologist and Farm Data Science Specialist - Product Owner

Intelligent Data Ecosystems

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
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Aislinn is a data scientist with a background in agricultural ecology. She has an MSc from Imperial College London in Applied Ecology and completed her PhD in insect-virus interactions in 2016. She has experience designing treatments for complex systems level field trials and measuring multiple aspects of the farming system from plant and insect diversity to soil function. Aislinn currently works as a Product Owner for FarmOS, working with the farm team at Rothamsted to adapt this free and open-source farm management software to UK agriculture and the FAIR farm management and field experiment data. Aislinn also works on standardising and implementing key business systems such as Electronic Research Notebooks and Laboratory Information Management Systems. In addition she is co-convenor of the Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group at Rothamsted and also part of the Sustainability Group, specifically working with the Farm and Facilities Team to develop a Habitat Management system for the site.


  • 2016 PhD (The interaction between migration and disease in the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda). Lancaster University in collaboration with Rothamsted Research
  • 2012 MSC Applied Ecology. Imperial College London
  • 2006 BA (Hons) Photography. Falmouth College of Arts