John is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International Devlopment at UEA. His interests centre around land and soil management and assessment, tropical farming systems and agriculture extension service delivery. He was involved in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) developing online tools for the assessment of ecosystem carbon (see here) and also in DFID- funded research looking at the relevance of biochar to farming systems and livelihoods in Ghana and China. He has also been involved in the development of tools and approaches for the assessment of land degradation in drylands (GEF-funded FAO LADA project).
Much of his training and long-term research interests have been in soil fertility management in tropical cropping systems. He has worked on these topics with collaborators in Thailand, Indonesia, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina and Tunisia.