Elected: 2018
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Colin Campbell
Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute
Professor Colin Campbell’s expertise and interests are in soil science, specifically, soil biodiversity and how it underpins soil functioning. He developed and patented novel physiological and genetic approaches to quantify and understand microbial diversity and applied this in a wide range of studies in Scotland, China, Australia and Sweden, examining various pressures on soil from pollutants, waste recycling, land use and climate change. Colin’s interest in how science informs policy has allowed him to serve on inquires on Climate Change and in developing integrating concepts such as Natural Capital and the Ecosystem Approach to inform how we manage land and natural resources.