- Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of Reading, UK, 2020
- B.Sc., Environmental Science, University of Reading, UK, 2014
- British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), Best B.Sc. dissertation award, University of Reading, 2014
Dr. Jones holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Reading. His doctoral project examined the effect of plant uptake on the environmental fate of plant protection products.
During this period, Dr. Jones conducted short-term lab exposure experiments using young growth stage plants and exposed them to the test compound in both hydroponic solution and a sand-based column. His work also led him to conduct environmental fate model assessments in FOCUS PEARL and PELMO, setting up experiments to test the effects of changing the plant uptake factors on the predicted environmental concentration in the groundwater (PECGW) and leaching below the target layer. As a member of the environmental fate team, he generates data using the FOCUS models, as well as member states specific methods. Dr. Jones assists with the production of fate draft Registration Reports (dRR) sections and active substance submission dossiers for the EU under commission regulation 1107/09.