Dr Ron Corstanje
Senior Research Fellow in Pedometrics
Location: Building 37, Cranfield campus
T: +44 (0)1234 750111 x2765
Environmental Science and Technology
Dr Ron Corstanje is a soil scientist and his interests range from understanding the intricacies of soil microbial and biogeochemical processes to working on soil and ecosystem dynamic processes present at a variety of scales and levels. As part of the Pedometrics group, Ron is active in the sampling, monitoring and spatial prediction of soil properties. Ron is also currently active in the integration of the field of ecological and/or environmental informatics with more process oriented modelling; the integration of information over ecosystem types and orders of complexity and to generate inferences from data structures to soil processes, spatial and temporal pattern analysis. Having considerable experience working for and within industry, Ron is also currently active in developing statistical methods that are practical for everyday industry use.
- Natural Environment Research Council
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
- Irish Environmental Protection Agency
- European Commission
- Reckitt Benckiser.
Dr Ron Corstanje grew up in Barcelona, Spain. Subsequently, he attended the Wageningen Agricultural University where he obtained his Ir (dutch title of engineer) in environmental sciences in 1997. While at Wageningen, Ron worked for a German Agency for Technical Cooperation in Jamaica on novel environmental technological approaches. After Wageningen, he briefly worked at Procter & Gamble, from there he joined the Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory at the University of Florida in 1998 and obtained his PhD in experimental and multivariate analysis of indicators of ecological change in 2003.
Ron has completed two postdocs, 2004–2005 at the GIS laboratory, University of Florida and more significantly, 2005–2008 in the Environmetrics group at the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology, Rothamsted Research. In September 2008 he joined the Pedometrics group at National Soil Resources Institute at Cranfield.