Dr Benjamin Jackson

Research Fellow

Background

Ben Jackson is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security working with Prof. Liz Baggs on the BBSRC funded LegumeSELECT project. Ben’s research is aimed at better understanding how legume crops differ in their contributions to soil fertility in smallholder farming systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. To do this he is using stable isotope labelling techniques combined with 3D imaging of root systems to understand the links between plant phenotypic responses to management (eg. intercropping vs. rotation), interactions between legume and maize root systems, and soil C and N dynamics.

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