Professor Pete Smith is Professor of Soils and Global Change in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. He is an internationally recognised expert in soil carbon sequestration and agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation, and has contributed to many international (UK, European and global) expert working groups in this area. He has been a Convening Lead Author, Lead Author and Author for various Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports and contributes to many other international projects on global carbon cycling and GHG mitigation. He has published well over 100 peer-reviewed articles in this field and regularly publishes research articles in leading scientific journals (e.g. Nature, Science, Global Change Biology) in this area of research.