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Luke Beesley

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Researcher-Survey and Land Evaluation
+44 (0)1224 395318

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


I am a researcher with a broad interest in soils, specifically improving degraded urban and contaminated soils using organic amendments. In this respect I am interested in how degraded brownfield sites may be reclaimed by the addition of recycled wastes, and how stabilisation using vegetation can be promoted on these sites. I am also very interested in new methodologies for monitoring environmental pollution. Most recently my direction of research has taken me towards biochar, and its potential to improve soils physically, chemically and biologically.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.