Contact Dr Mark Pawlett

Areas of expertise

  • Biomass and Waste
  • Nanotechnology
  • Soil
  • Soil Analysis
  • Soil Resources



PhD 2002. University of East London. Soil Ecology

MSc 1995. University of East London. Environmental Sciences

BSc (Hons) 1992. Nottingham Trent University. Applied Biology

Previous Employment:

ANALYTICAL CHEMIST: Technichem Laboratories Ltd: 1997 to 1999 UKAS accredited. Analytical duties: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) with graphite furnace, hydride generation and cold vapor systems, Florescence Spectroscopy.

ANALYTICAL CHEMIST: London Analytical Ltd: 1995 to 1997: Analysis of environmental samples for: metals, phenol, cyanide, sulphate, sulphide, bomb calorimetry, nutrients as well as sample preparation, training and supervision of junior staff.

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT: Nottingham Wildlife Trust: 1993 Habitat management

RESEARCH SCIENTIST: University of East London: 1991. Industrial placement research project for BSC (Hons) Applied Biology. A study of peat alternatives using soil microbial techniques.

Research opportunities

Dr Mark Pawlett is developing international recognition as a soil biologist, targeting innovative strategies to restore the functional health of degraded soils. He is particularly interested in improving ecological interactions and biodiversity of intensively managed soils. He attained a PhD (2002) from the University of East London with the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, where he provided insights regarding soil biodiversity in acidic soils. At Cranfield University, he has been a PI, Co-I and Project Manager of various research programmes. He is currently Co-I of Restoring Resilient Ecosystems (NERC), a UK-Canada Initiative antimicrobial resistance (BBSRC), Potato Lite (Innovate UK) and Exploitation of beneficial root-associated rhizobacteria in grain cereal-based cropping systems (with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco). These projects increase our fundamental knowledge regarding the role of soil microorganisms in securing functional resilience across multiple land-uses

Current activities


• [Co-I]: Restoring Resilient Ecosystems [NERC]

• [Co-I]: Exploitation of beneficial root-associated rhizobacteria in grain cereal-based cropping systems. Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

• [Co-I]: UK-Canada AMR Initiative Canada_IPAP - Anglo-Canadian Collaboration on Antimicrobial resistance [BBSRC].

• [Co-I]: Potato Lite (Innovate UK)









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