Dr Jo Smith

University of Aberdeen, School of Biological Science

Email: jo.smith@abdn.ac.uk

Co-author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon

Biography

Dr. Jo Smith, Reader in Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Modelling, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen (UoA): Dr. Smith is an environmental modeller with extensive experience in the development, evaluation and application of models. During the last twenty years she has been a key developer of internationally recognised models of soil organic matter and nutrient turnover, developing simple, functional models that function at a range of scales. This pragmatic approach has lead to the models being widely used internationally, and components being incorporated into the UK community land surface model, JULES. This work has been focussed, more recently, on improved crop nutrition and carbon sequestration following application of bioslurry from biogas digesters. She has developed a widely used scheme for model evaluation, and user-friendly applications of models at different scales.