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Dr Jasmine Black

Research Assistant

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Jasmine works with farmers, growers, researchers and policy makers to create more sustainable ways of producing food and enhancing above and below ground biodiversity. Chevron icon


Jasmine has a PhD in bulk and molecular soil organic carbon dynamics across rainforest-savannah boundaries in the Amazon, Guyana. She has also lived in Japan working on an organic farming social project for the largest organic cotton company in the country, as well as with natural agriculture cooperatives and farms throughout Japan and in Japanese gardening. Jasmine is interested in how different cultures use and understand soil across the world.


  • PhD: Soil Biogeochemistry, Newcastle University, 2015
  • BSc (Hons): Environmental Science, Newcastle University, 2011

Membership of professional bodies

Board Member of the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK

International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

British Society of Soil Science