Steve McGrath is a Soil and Crop Scientist at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, UK where he is Head of the Department of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences. He has more than 30 years’ experience researching soil and crop biogeochemistry. He leads staff working internationally on the chemical, physical and biological aspects of soil health, including projects in South America, Africa, India and China.
His key areas of interest include:
• GeoNutrition – bioavailability nutrients from soils and fertilizers for crops, and their effects on yield and quality of food and feed.
• Biofortification of wheat with selenium and zinc increase human dietary intake.
• Soil and biotic factors that affect the bioavailability contaminants such as cadmium and arsenic in soils.
Steve holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Sheffield and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham. His other honours include Thomson-Reuters ISI Highly Cited Scientist in agricultural science, the Royal Agricultural Society’s Research Medal, Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Waite Institute, Adelaide, Australia, and Presidency of the International Society for Trace Element Biogeochemistry.