John W. Crawford

Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Sidney, Australia

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

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