Bristol postgraduate heading to the Royal Society
8 December 2015
Henry Webber, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been awarded an RCUK Policy Internship with the Royal Society.
His research examines the possibilities of integrating data between farmers and archaeologists in order to promote ‘precision farming’, a new area of agricultural technology that aims to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of farm management and reduce environmental pollution risk.
Archaeologists often look for areas of past human occupation by looking at soil and crop variations, but their data can be important for farmers trying to manage their land.
From March 2016, Henry will spend 3 months working in the Science Policy Centre on policy areas involving agriculture, resilience to extreme weather and emerging technologies.
Henry’s PhD research is funded by the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, and conducted in collaboration with the University of Reading and Historic England.