Dr Robert Payton
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7392
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 7811
- Address: Room 514
5th Floor Agriculture Building
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Roles and Responsibilities
Degree Programme Director for: MSc in Tropical Agricultural and Environmental Science; MSc in Environmental Resource Assessment; MSc in Sustainable Land and Water Management .
Coordinator AFRD/Biology modular MSc programmes.
Chair of the AFRD/Biology MSc Joint Board of Studies.
Member of MSc Development Working Group.
Soil genesis: soil microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis; processes forming soil catenas in the semi-arid tropics; thin ironpan formation in soils of British heathlands and moorlands; fragipan formation.
Dating processes and the history of land degradation in central Tanzania (SIDA supported joint research programme "Man-Land Interrelationships in Semi-Arid Tanzania" with Universities of Stockholm and Dar es Salaam).
Integrating indigenous and scientific knowledge about soils and land resources for sustainable land management in Tanzania and Uganda (EC INCO-DC research programme) and on Bangladesh floodplains (DFID supported "Land-Water Interface" research programme).
Acid sulphate soils and salinity intrusion in coastal lands, Vietnam (DFID supported research programme CRF Project R7467(c)).
Altitudinal zonation of soils and rainforests on tropical mountains (Indonesia and Cameroon; NERC and DFID supported).
Soil microscopy and paleo-environment reconstruction in archaeology (Romania and NW Scotland; joint research programmes with Archaeology Dept., Edinburgh University).
Soil spatial variability and the soil catena concept in semi-arid tropics (Tanzania)
Temporal aspects of soil degradation under contrasting cropping regimes following forest clearance in NE Thailand
Managing soil salinity intrusion and acid sulphate soils in coastal wetlands (Vietnam)
Soils and adaptive farming systems after severe land degradation in Kondoa, Tanzania (PhD student at the University of Stockholm)
AES109 Land resources
AES110 Land resources field class ML
AES216 Ecology and appraisal of soil resources ML
AES233 Soil and vegetation survey ML
AES327 Tropical soils, ecology and land use ML
AES325 Trees: Growth, Management and Environmental Impacts ML
- Payton RW, Barr JJF, Martin A, Sillitoe P, Deckers JF, Gowing JW, Hatibu N, Naseem SB, Tenywa M, Zuberi MI. Contrasting approaches to integrating indigenous knowledge about soils and scientific soil survey in East Africa and Bangladesh. Geoderma 2003, 111(3-4), 355-386.
- Eriksson MG, Olley JM, Payton RW. Soil erosion history in central Tranzania based on OSL dating of colluvial and alluvial hillslope deposits. Geomorphology 2000, 36(1-2), 107-128.
- Young MDB, Gowing JW, Hatibu N, Mahoo HMF, Payton RW. Assessment and development of pedotransfer functions for semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Part B: Hydrology, Oceans & Atmosphere 1999, 24(7), 845-849.
- Mulengera MK, Payton RW. Development and evaluation of a new soil erosion productivity index model (SEPIM). Tropical Agriculture 1999, 76(1), 23-28.
- Mulengera MK, Payton RW. Estimating the USLE-soil erodibility factor in developing tropical countries. Tropical Agriculture 1999, 76(1), 17-22.
- Eriksson MG, Olley JM, Payton RW. Late Pleistocene colluvial deposits in central Tanzania; erosional response to climatic change?. GFF 1999, 121(3), 198-201.
- Mulengera MK, Payton RW. Modification of the productivity index model. Soil & Tillage Research 1999, 52(1-2), 11-19.