Contact Dr Lynda Deeks

Areas of expertise

  • Carbon, Climate and Risk
  • Environmental Policy
  • Monitoring and Environmental Informatics
  • Soil
  • Soil Resources
  • Sustainable Land Systems


Lynda graduated in Geography from the University of Plymouth and subsequently studied for a PhD in Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth. Her PhD, which investigated preferential and matrix flow in a mole drained soil block lead on to a Post Doctoral position based at the University of Plymouth and Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research at North Wyke, Devon. Following on from this Lynda was based at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, know part of the James Hutton Institute, where she was responsible for coordinating an experimental program relating to hydro/chemical modelling across a range of physical scales from sub 1 cm 2 to 1 km 2. She joined Cranfield University in May 2003 as a Research Scientist based at the North Wyke office in Devon. Lynda still remains a Devon based member of Cranfield University.

Current activities

Current research interests include:

Causes, consequences and remediation of soil compaction

Visual soil assessment

Soil erosion and its mitigation

Sustainable soil management

Use of Polyacrylamide (PAM) to prevent soil capping and soil splash

Alleviation of subsoil compaction using selective cover crops

Soil management advice for tea growers in Kenya


  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Energy Institute
  • Environment Agency
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board


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Conference Papers