Mary recently joined ISRIC as a project coordinator. She holds an MSc in Soil Science and a PhD in Geography. Her PhD research focused on the characterisation and assessment of the occurence and dynamcis of macropore flow in cracking clay soils and the identification of controls on macropore flow under field conditions. Mary's research experience includes work on characterisation, classification and management of soils for agriculture and acquaculture. She is a researcher with project leading and collaborative work experience in Soil and Land use management. Part of her project leading experience was acquired as a staff of Alterra- Wageningen University and Research, where she engaged in multinational Research and Technical Development (RTD) projects with partners in Africa and Europe.
Mary's main work interest is in the area of characterisation and sustainable use and management of soils for agriculture. She speaks English, Dutch and a number of African Languages,