The Soil Systems Group sits within Cranfield's broader Soils research area and is concerned with understanding physical, chemical and biological processes in soils and interactions between soils, plants and the environment. We do this at scales from the soil micro-pore to the pedon, field, landscape and beyond, and across all ecosystem types – agricultural, urban and natural.

We use whole-system approaches, and we aim to understand systems well enough to develop predictive mathematical models of them.

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Our group has obtained funding from the BBSRC, NERC, EPRSC, Defra, EU, BMGF, USACE, AHDB, NGOs.