Natural justice and a sense of place: Some examples of how soil can be used as intelligence and evidence Professor Lorna Dawson CBE, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
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York Biology Lectures
Professor Lorna Dawson will talk about the discipline of forensic soil science, with examples from real case work and from fiction where evidence from the earth has been of importance in helping to solve crimes and to bring about natural justice.
About the speaker
Professor Lorna Dawson CBE
Professor Lorna Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, and has over 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions, in particular its application in the criminal justice system. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2018.