Dan Evans holds a 75th Anniversary Research Fellowship as a Soil Scientist at Cranfield University. He leads both fundamental and applied research, principally focusing on soil formation, and the parent materials from which soil is formed.
His research programme investigates the interactions that take place between soils and soil parent materials, the threats to the stock, health, and functioning of soil parent materials, and the ways of protecting these to safeguard future soil formation.
Within urban contexts, he is particularly interested in identifying smart and efficient ways of creating healthy, sustainable, and resilient soil for green infrastructure and urban agriculture.
This requires a focus on the materials that are used to create soils for use within urban contexts, and a robust soil monitoring system after they are installed on site.