John Crawford was awarded the prestigious Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Sydney in 2008. He received a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. degree in theoretical astrophysics from the University of London. He has published more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journal articles with over 1700 citations. Some research highlights include the theoretical prediction and first empirical evidence for self-organization in the soil-microbe system (Science, Nature Reviews), the development of a general theory of biodiversity (Nature), the first demonstration of regional-scale gene flow in relation to GMOs (Nature), and the development of the first theoretical ecology of indeterminate systems (Proceedings of the Royal Society).
Biography Updated on 8 December 2011