Dr David Pilbeam
- Position: Visiting Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: plant nutrition; crop physiology; agroforestry
- Email: D.J.Pilbeam@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 6.88 Irene Manton Building
I came to the University of Leeds as a Research Demonstrator in the then Department of Plant Sciences in 1977, after completing a PhD on the Chemotaxonomy of the genus Crotalaria at Kings College, London University. I was appointed as Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry in 1979, and as Senior Lecturer in Applied Biology in 1993. I retired from the University in 2011, when I was appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow.
My research has focussed on the mineral nutrition of plants. I have specialised on the physiology of assimilation of nitrogen by plants, although I have also worked on the acquisition and uptake of other elements.
In recent years I have been involved with long-term field experiments on agroforestry at the University of Leeds Farm, and I am still active in maintaining and monitoring these experiments.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- BSc, Botany/Zoolog, Kings College London University
- PhD, Kings College London University
- Editorial Board of the Journal of Plant Nutrition
- Member of the Committee of the UK Farm Woodland Forum
Prior to my retirement I taught courses on plant physiology, plant/soil relations and crop physiology.