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Martin Broadley

Professor of Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Science

Contact

  • workRoom A05 Plant Sciences Building, School of Biosciences
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6382
  • fax0115 951 6334

Teaching Summary

Module Contributor:

C11BE1 Dissertation in Environmental Sciences

C112P1 Plant Science

D211E5 Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems

D212P5 Plant Sciences Research Tutorials

D224E5 Research and Professional Skills for Environmental Scientists 2

D236P7: Plants and the Soil Environment

D23BE1 Research Project in Environmental Science

Research Summary

The research focus of our group is on plant mineral nutrition. Our research seeks to increase our understanding of mineral nutrient dynamics in agriculture and food systems. A particular focus is on… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

The research focus of our group is on plant mineral nutrition. Our research seeks to increase our understanding of mineral nutrient dynamics in agriculture and food systems. A particular focus is on improving the nutritional quality of crops and the movement of nutrients to humans and livestock diets. This work includes collaborations with soil and crop scientists, human/animal nutritionists, and social scientists. It also includes the development of long-term research and training partnerships with higher education and government research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recent research highlights include characterising spatial controls of micronutrient deficiencies in Malawi. Since 2017, Martin has held a part-time Senior Research Fellow position (Agriculture & Food Systems) in the Research and Evidence Division of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

Updates on Twitter @martinbroadley

Current research projects include:

GeoNutrition, a project which seeks to understand spatial controls of micronutrient movements through soil-crop-(livestock)-human systems and health outcomes in SSA; current focus Ethiopia and Malawi. [Gates Foundation-funded]

BiZiFED, examining the effectiveness and acceptability of the use of bio-fortified crops in alleviating micronutrient deficiencies in Pakistan. [GCRF/BBSRC-funded]

Soil Geochemistry for Improving Agriculture and Public Health. This project, with colleagues in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, is part of a larger capacity strengthening programme to support doctoral training in SSA. [Royal Society/DFID-funded]

Mag-Net, a UK-focused project to improve forage nutrient management for improved animal health, spanning soil science, agronomy, crop breeding, and veterinary science. [BBSRC/NERC-funded]

Publications can be found at: ResearcherID E-9081-2011, Scopus Author ID 7003414033, Orcid ID 0000-0003-3964-7226

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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