Dr Jon Arah
Jon Arah has a first degree in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge and Masters and Ph.D degrees from Aberdeen and Edinburgh respectively. Following on from post-doctoral research with the Scottish Agricultural College, and employment as a senior scientific officer working on ecosystem modelling for the Institute for Terrestrial Ecology in Edinburgh, he worked as a seconded scientist at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. Here he developed small-scale models of ecosystem processes, and integrated these with larger scale decision guiding tools under a project funded by the UK Department for International Development.
Since 1999 he has worked as an independent environmental consultant based in Edinburgh, continuing his modelling and decision support work. Jon has published 45 papers in refereed journals, written 15 book chapters as well as project reports. He is highly competent in all aspects of modelling, experimental design and statistics/data analysis.