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Dr Peter Hooda

Dr Peter Hooda obtained his PhD in Environmental Biogeochemistry from London University in 1992. Before joining Kingston University in 2001, he worked at several leading soil/environmental science research laboratories, including MLURI, Aberdeen and Lancaster University. Peter has a BSc (Honours) in Agriculture and an MSc in Soil Science. This interdisciplinary educational background has allowed Peter to study a wide range of topics and to develop an improved understanding of the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements and nutrients in terrestrial and aquatic environments. His work on understanding the underlying processes of metal/nutrient transfer between soil and water and soil and plants includes a widely cited body of work on the long-term behaviour of metals in sewage sludge amended soils, and soil and land use impacts on diffused water pollution.

Peter is the editor of a major text book, Trace Elements in Soils (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and has also guest-edited special journal issues on Heavy Metals in Soils (Adv. Environ. Res. 8, 2003) and Microbial and Nutrient Contaminants in Fresh and Coastal Waters (J. Environ. Manage. 87, 2008). He is an associate editor with the Journal of Environmental Management, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Science of the Total Environment.