Sample Support: what's in our soil data?


Tom Orton is a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and was the recipient of the inaugural Margaret Oliver Award for Early-Career Pedometricians. He has an undergraduate degree in maths from the University of Reading, UK, and worked at Silsoe Research Institute and Rothamsted Research in the UK and at INRA in France before starting his PhD at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2016. Throughout this time, he has investigated, developed and applied methods for dealing with various issues associated with soil data, with a focus on how sample support and data uncertainty can affect the results of geostatistical analyses.