Dr Samuel Eze
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Soil health; soil carbon dynamics; ecosystem carbon flux; carbon sequestration; climate-smart agriculture; climate change
- Email: S.Eze@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 11.06 Priestley Building
I am a soil scientist with experience of working in both the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. My research focuses on the impacts of agricultural land management practices and climate change on the physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil health.
I am currently a Research Fellow of Soil Science of African Agricultural Systems working on the GCRF-AFRICAP project, which seeks to build agricultural and food-systems resilience in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining the GCRF-AFRICAP project, I worked as a Postdoctoral Impact Translation Fellow for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). As an Impact Translation Fellow, I investigated the impacts of different agricultural land management practices in the UK on soil health.
I have a BSc in Soil Science (Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria), an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management (University of Greenwich, London, UK) and a PhD in Physical Geography (University of Leeds, UK).
My PhD focused on the impacts of climate change and agricultural land management practices on soil health, particularly soil carbon dynamics in the UK upland grasslands. Using a range of research techniques including meta-analysis, carbon fractionation, carbon flux measurements, climate change simulation and modelling, I showed the carbon sink-source status of the UK upland grasslands under different management regimes and the suceptibility of the grasslands to climate change.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>