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Mark Young

James Hutton Institute

Information technologist/plant scientist with expertise in database/software development, systems modelling and data mining.

Mr Young has a Higher National Diploma in Biology, a MSc in Environmental Physiology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. He has 30 years’ experience in a research environment including large scale field experimentation, GIS, farm surveys. He provides database development and curation for projects in Agroecology e.g. Farmscale Evaluation of GM Herbicide Tolerant Crops, EU projects including FP6 SIGMEA, FP6 Legume Futures, FP7 PURE and FP7 AMIGA. He has expertise in data mining (Genstat, R, Weka, DeXi, MapInfo, ArcGIS) and has developed a systems model for energy capture and flows of nitrogen and carbon in arable.