About the Author
Dr Aitkenhead is a Soil Scientist at the James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK. He has a background in a wide range of soil and environmental topics, including soil modelling, land cover mapping, remote sensing interpretation, environmental modelling, soil formation, land use and land use change, artificial intelligence and computer programming. Since completing his PhD in Environmental Modelling at the University of Aberdeen, he has produced over 50 publications including refereed papers, conference proceedings, technical reports and popular articles. A key aspect of his work is the development of novel modelling and classification methods and software packages that utilise spatial remote sensing and environmental data in a wide range of environmental applications. This includes the development of mobile phone apps for environmental monitoring in real-time. Dr Neilson leads the Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPM) research at the James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK. With over 30 years' experience in this field, his current main areas of interest include nematode ecology, assessment and diagnostics, invasive soil species, endocrine disruptors in soil, and impacts of soil erosion. Dr Nielson has over 90 publications to his name and has significant editorial experience thanks to his work with multiple international publications in this field.