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Prof Liz Baggs

Chair of Food and Environmental Security

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Biography

Liz Baggs is Professor of Food and Environmental Security. She joined the University of Edinburgh in 2017, is Deputy Director of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. She is a soil biogeochemist, and develops and applies stable isotope approaches to investigate plant-soil-microbe interactions and to distinguish between different microbial processes, particularly in relation to greenhouse gas production in soils and soil fertility. She has been in continuous receipt of funding from NERC or BBSRC since 2000 for her research in temperate and tropical systems and has supervised over 30 PhD students.

Liz has held a variety of strategic leadership roles, including several panel and board memberships with the BBSRC and NERC. She is currently Deputy Chair of BBSRC Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel, and on NERC Training Advisory Board. She has also recently been President of the British Society of Soil Science, and was Head of School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.

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