David Boldrin

Researcher in Plant Soil Mechanisms
Ecological Sciences
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Dr David Boldrin (BSc in Biology; MSc in Environmental biology; PhD in Civil Engineering) is a researcher in Plant Soil Mechanisms at The James Hutton Institute and a research fellow in the EPSRC-funded project “Climate Adaptation Control Technologies for Urban Spaces” at the University of Dundee.

His expertise lies in soil bioengineering, soil-plant interactions, and root biomechanics. He has established a track-record of published studies on nature-based solutions, from green roofs in the Mediterranean region to soil bioengineering solutions for the North European climate.

His work on slope stabilisation by contrasting plants has been awarded with the Geotechnical Research Medal 2022. Dr Boldrin is collaborating with leading UK and international universities, such as Durham University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr Boldrin is currently a member of the early-career board of the UK AgriFood4NetZero Network, working on food-system transition to sustainability.