Education & Curriculum Vitae
B.S., University of Exeter, UK
Ph.D., University of Exeter and Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, UK.
Mark A. Bradford is Professor of Soils and Ecosystem Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. His group’s research reveals how soil microbial processes govern carbon cycle responses to global change and environmental management. Their current work spans questions that address uncertainties in Earth system feedbacks to quantifying soil health outcomes and forest processes. He is particularly interested in how organisms and their interactions affect decomposition and carbon stocks. He is author of over 160 academic papers and is an ISI highly-cited author in the area of Environment/ Ecology.
Bradford connects to policy and practice through collaborations with NGOs and other agencies to produce and synthesize evidence that helps inform the management of soils to restore and protect soil carbon and hence soil fertility; and also to inform the management of forests for native species and greenhouse gas mitigation. He teaches soil science and ecosystem science, with application to developing and managing ecosystem budgets. He holds a BSc and PhD in Biological Sciences from Exeter University (UK), did postdoctoral research at Imperial College, London and Duke University, and joined the faculty at the University of Georgia, Athens in 2005. He moved to Yale in 2009.