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Pete Smith, PhD

Pete Smith, PhD

Science Advisor

Soil Carbon

Headshot of Dr. Pete Smith on gray background
Headshot of Dr. Pete Smith on gray background
Headshot of Dr. Pete Smith on gray background

Dr. Pete Smith is a Science Advisor for soil carbon.

His main areas of expertise are in modeling greenhouse gas / carbon mitigation, ecosystem service trade-offs, biological carbon sequestration, global food systems modeling, and greenhouse gas removal technologies.

Background & Bio

Dr. Smith is Professor of Soils & Global Change at the University of Aberdeen and Science Director of Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change. After obtaining a PhD in 1991, Dr. Smith worked as a Higher- then Senior-Scientific Officer at the MAFF Central Science Laboratory until 1994. He then worked as a Band 6 and Band 5 Senior Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research before joining the University of Aberdeen as a Senior Lecturer in 2001.

Dr. Smith became a Reader in 2003, and Professor of Soils & Global Change in 2005. His main areas of expertise are in modeling greenhouse gas / carbon mitigation, bioenergy, biological carbon sequestration, global food systems modeling and greenhouse gas removal technologies.

Dr. Smith is co-leader with Prof Jo Smith of the Environmental Modelling Group (2 Academic staff, 2 Senior Research Fellows, 15 Post-docs, 12 PhDs). He is also Science Director of Scotland's Climate Change Centre of Expertise, and was Director of Food Systems of the Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops, and Theme Leader of the University-wide theme, Environment and Food Security, until 2015. He is editor for Global Change Biology and Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Education

PhD

Awards

Fellow
The Royal Society of Biology

Wolfson Research Merit Award
The Royal Society

Fellow
Institute of Soil Scientists

Fellow
Royal Society of Edinburgh