Name Professor Michael Fullen
Job Title Professor of Soil Technology
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Soil Technology
Tel 01902 322410
Email M.Fullen@wlv.ac.uk

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B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., LMA Akad., F Inst Soil Sci, FRBS, FRGS

 

B.Sc. Degree in Geography (First Class Honours), awarded by the University of Hull, 1977.

M.Sc. Degree in Geography awarded by the University of Hull, 1981.

Ph.D. Degree in Soil Science awarded for a thesis entitled ‘An investigation of Rainfall, Runoff and Erosion on Fallow Arable Soils in East Shropshire.’ U.K. Council for National Academic Awards, 1984. 

D.Sc. Degree in Soil Science for a portfolio of papers on ‘Soil Management’ (130 publications completed between 1982-2011), awarded by The University of Wolverhampton, 2012.

Soil Science (soil erosion, soil conservation, desertification, desert reclamation).

 

Current Collaborative Research Programmes include:

1. Soil erosion and conservation in the West Midlands of England.

2. Soil erosion and conservation in Yunnan Province, China (in recognition of this Programme appointed Honorary Professor of Yunnan Agricultural University, with effect from 05/09/02).

3. Soil conservation in Lithuania (in recognition of this Programme elected as an Academician of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LMA Akad.), with effect from 18/03/08). 

 

Vice-President of the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC).

UK Representative on the Council of the ESSC.

Member ESSC Executive Council.

Editor-in-Chief ESSC Newsletter.

Joint winner of the ‘Gerold Richter Prize’ from the ESSC, May 2015.

Vice-President, Councillor and UK Representative of the World Association for Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC).

Member of the British Soil Science Society (BSSS).

Secretary of the Midlands Branch of the British Soil Science Society.

Elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Soil Science (F. Inst. Soil Sci.) by the British Soil Science Society (01/01/15).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Elected as an Academician of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LMA Akad.), with effect from 18/03/08). 

Publications

Research papers have been published in:

Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Advances in GeoEcology, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Agricultural Sciences in China, Ambio, American Journal of Plant Sciences, Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ, Applied Clay Science, Aquaterra, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, Biological Conservation, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Catena, China Review, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Environmental Sciences Processes and Impacts, European Journal of Soil Science, Field Crops Research, Geoderma, The Geographical Magazine, Geography Review, Geomorphology, Hydrological Processes, International Journal of Ecodynamics, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Journal of Arid Environments, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Journal of Meteorology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Land Degradation and Development, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, The Naturalist, Outlook on Agriculture, Pedosphere, Progress in Physical Geography, Revista Geonorte, Soil Technology, Soil & Tillage Research, Soil Use and Management, Sustainability, Weather and Zemdirbyste-Agriculture.

Total of 217 published papers, 217 conference papers and 26 consultancy reports.

For open access, see: http://wlv.openrepository.com/wlv/

Publications since and including 2011:

Bhattacharyya, R., Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A., Smets, T., Poesen, J. and Black, A. (2011). Use of palm-mat geotextiles for soil conservation. I. Effects on soil properties. Catena 84, 99-107.

Jakkula, V.J., Williams, C.D., Hocking, T.J. and Fullen, M.A. (2011). High selectivity and affinity of synthetic Phillipsite compared with natural Phillipsite towards ammonium (NH4) and its potential as a slow release fertilizer. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 57(1), 47-60.

Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A., Panomtaranichagul, M., Subedi, M. and Li Yong Mei (2011). Agro-environmental lessons from the ‘Sustainable Agriculture in South-East Asia’ (SHASEA) Project. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 19(1), 101-113.  

Bhattacharyya, R., Fullen, M.A. and Booth, C.A. (2011). Using palm-mat geotextiles on an arable soil for water erosion control in the UK. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, 933-945.

Subedi, M., Hocking, T.J., Fullen, M.A., McCrea, A.R. and Milne, E. (2011). Factors influencing the effectiveness of an agro-environmental project in China. Outlook on Agriculture 40(2), 157-163.

Fullen, M.A., Subedi, M., Booth, C.A., Sarsby, R.W., Davies, K., Bhattacharyya, R., Kugan, R.,  Luckhurst, D.A., Chan, K., Black, A.W., Townrow, D., James, T., Poesen, J., Smets, T., Kertész, A., Tóth, A., Szalai, Z., Jakab, G., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Bühmann, C., Paterson, G., Mulibana, E., Nell, J.P., van der Merwe, G.M.E., Guerra, A.J.T., Mendonça, J.K.S., Guerra, T.T., Sathler, R., Bezerra, J.F.R., Peres, S.M., Zheng Yi, Li Yongmei, Tang Li, Panomtarachichigul, M., Peukrai, S., Dao Chau Thu, Tran Huu Cuong, Truong Thi Toan, Jonsyn-Ellis, F., Sylva, J.Z., Cole, A., Mulholland, B., Dearlove,M., Corkill, C. and Tomlinson, P. (2011). Utilizing biological geotextiles: introduction to the BORASSUS Project and Global perspectives. Land Degradation and Development 22, 453-462.

Smets, T., Poesen, J., Bhattacharyya, R., Fullen, M.A., Subedi, M., Booth, C.A., Kertész, A., Szalai, Z., Tóth, A., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Guerra, A., Bezerra, J.F.R., Zheng Yi, Panomtarachichigul, M., Bühmann, C. and Paterson, D.G. (2011). Evaluations of biological geotextiles for reducing runoff and soil loss under various environmental conditions using laboratory and field plot data. Land Degradation and Development 22, 480-494.

Bhattacharyya, R., Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A., Kertész, A., Tóth, A., Szalai, Z., Jakab, G., Kozma, K., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Bühmann, C., Paterson, G., Mulibana, E., Nell, J.P., van der Merwe, G.M.E., Guerra, A.J.T., Mendonça, J.K.S., Guerra, T.T., Sathler, R., Bezerra, J.F.R., Peres, S.M., Zheng Yi, Li Yongmei, Tang Li, Panomtarachichigul, M., Peukrai, S., Dao Chau Thu, Tran Huu Cuong and Truong Thi Toan (2011). Effectiveness of biological geotextiles for soil and water conservation in different agro-environments. Land Degradation and Development 22, 495-504.

Booth, C.A., Crosby, C.J., Searle, D.E., Khatib, J.M., Fullen, M.A., Worsley, A.T., Winspear, C.M. and Luckhurst, D.A. (2011). The use of mineral magnetic measurements as a particulate matter (PM) proxy for road deposited sediments (RDS): Marylebone Road, London, p. 117-128 In: C.A. Brebbia, J.W.S. Longhurst and V. Popov (Eds) Air Pollution XIX. Wessex Institute of Technology Press, Southampton (ISBN: 978-1-84564-528-1).

Marcinkonis, S., Booth, C.A., Fullen, M.A. and Tripolskaja, L. (2011). Soil acidity indices in East Lithuania. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 42(13), 1565-1580.

Colinet, G., Koulos, K., WU Bozhi, LI Yongmei, LaCroix, D., SU Youbo, Chapelle, J., Fullen, M.A., Hocking, T. and Bock, L. (2011). Agro-pedological assessment of the traditional Yuanyang rice terraces of Yunnan Province, China. Journal of Resources and Ecology 2(3), 289-299.

Bhattacharyya, R., Zheng Yi, Li Yongmei, Tang Li, Panomtaranichagu, M., Peukrai, S., Dao Chau Thu, Tran Huu Cuong, Truong Thi Toan, Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Fullen, M.A., Subedi, M. and Booth, C.A. (2012). Effects of biological geotextiles on aboveground biomass production in selected agro-ecosystems. Field Crops Research 126, 23-36.

Webb, J., Fullen, M.A. and Blum, W.E.H. (2012). The pedological value of urban landscapes, p. 113-126, Chapter 10 In: C.A. Booth, F.N. Hammond, J.E. Lamond and D.G. Proverbs (Eds) Solutions to Climate Change in the Built Environment. Blackwell Publishing, Chichester. (ISBN: 9-781-4051-9507-2).

Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G. and Fullen, M.A. (2012). A field experiment on the use of biogeotextiles for the conservation of sand-dunes of the Baltic coast in Lithuania. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 61(1), 3-17.

Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G. and Fullen, M.A. (2012). Soil conservation on road embankments using palm-mat geotextiles: field studies in Lithuania. Soil Use and Management 28, 266-275.

Subedi, M., Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A., Dao Chau Thu, Tran Huu Cuong, Truong Thi Toan, Jonsyn-Ellis, F., Cole, A., Guerra, A.J.T., Bezerra, J.F.R., Zheng Yi, Li Yongmei, Tang Li, Bühmann, C. and Paterson, D.G. (2012). Contribution of biogeotextiles to soil conservation and socioeconomic development. Outlook on Agriculture 41(3), 187-194.

Wu Kaixian, Fullen, M.A., An Tongxing, Fan Zhiwei, Zhou Feng, Xue Guofeng and Wu Bozhi (2012). Above- and below-ground interspecific interaction in intercropped maize and potato: A field study using the ‘target’ technique. Field Crops Research 139, 63-70.

Lade, L., Oloke, D., Chinyio, E. and Fullen, M.A. (2012). Use of multi-criteria decision analysis methods for water supply problems: A framework for improved rainwater harvesting. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A1 (2012), 510-518.

Bhattacharyya, R., Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A., Black, A.W. and Townrow, D. (2013). Using palm-mat geotextiles for soil conservation: II. Effects on in situ soil particle size distribution and nutrient concentration Catena 101, 143-156.

Tripolskaja, L., Booth, C.A. and Fullen, M.A. (2013). A lysimeter study of organic carbon leaching from green manure and straw into a sandy loam Haplic Luvisol. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture 100(1), 3-8.

Lade, O.O., Oloke, D.A., Chinyio, E. and Fullen, M.A. (2013). Cost analysis of rainwater cistern systems: A case study of Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 4(3), 1-12.

Lade, O.O., Oloke, D.A., Chinyio, E. and Fullen, M.A. (2013). Potential for potable water savings by using rainwater: a case study of Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Advancements in Research and Technology 2, 117-131.

Bozhi Wu, Fullen, M.A., Jianbin Li, Tongxin An, Zhiwei Fan, Feng Zhou, Suhui Zi, Youqiong Yang, Guofeng Xue, Zhong Liu and Kaixian Wu (2013). Integrated response of intercropped maize and potatoes to heterogeneous nutrients and crop neighbours. Plant and Soil 369

DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1865-z

Crosby, C.J., Booth, C.A., Appasamy, D., Fullen, M.A. and Farr, K. (2013). Mineral magnetic measurements as a pollution proxy for canal sediments (Birmingham Canal Navigation Main Line). Environmental Technology 2013, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2013.831460

Guerra, A.J.T., Jose Bezerra J.F.R, do Carmo Oliveira Jorge, M. and Fullen, M.A. (2013). The geomorphology of Angra dos Reis and Paraty Municipalities, Southern Rio de Janeiro State. Revista Geonorte 9(1), 1-21. (ISSN: 2237-1419).

Awopetu, M.S., Coker, A.O., Awopetu, R.G., Awopetu, S.O., Booth, C.A., Fullen, M.A., Hammond, F.N. and Tannahill, K. (2013). Reduction, reuse and recycling of solid waste in the Makurdi metropolitan area of Nigeria: public opinions and perception. International Journal of Education and Research 1(11), 1-12.

Crosby, C.J., Booth, C.A. and Fullen, M.A. (2014). Mineral magnetic measurements as a particle size proxy for urban roadside soil pollution (part 1). Environmental Science Processes & Impacts 16, 542-547. DOI 10.1039/c3em00344b

Crosby, Fullen, M.A. and Booth, C.A. (2014). Potential linkages between mineral magnetic measurements and urban roadside soil pollution (part 2). Environmental Science Processes & Impacts 16, 548-557. DOI 10.1039/c3em00345k

Guerra, A.J.T, Fullen, M.A., do Carmo Oliveira Jorge, M. and Alexandre, S.T. (2014). Soil erosion and conservation in Brazil. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ 37(1), 81-91.  

Crosby, C.J., Fullen, M.A., Booth, C.A. and Searle, D.E. (2014). A dynamic approach to urban road deposited sediment pollution monitoring (Marylebone Road, London, UK). Journal of Applied Geophysics 105, 10-20.

Lade, O.O., Fullen, M.A., Oloke, D., Subedi, M. and Booth, C.A. (2014). Precipitation: Measurements, monitoring and processes, p. 199-210 In: C.A. Booth and M. Charlesworth (Eds) Water Resources in the Built Environment. J. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN: 978-0-4706-7091-0.

Danladi, E.A., Oloke, D. and Fullen, M.A. (2014). Urbanization and water insecurity in Nigeria: A proposed study of Abuja Metropolis Nigeria, p. 134-144 In: Proceedings of the Water Efficiency Conference (WATERCON 2014), Brighton.

Fullen, M.A. (2014). Agro-environmental sustainability of the Yuanyang rice terraces of Yunnan Province, China. Espaço Aberto, PPGG – UFRJ 4(1), 35-42. ISSN: 2236-1367.

Fullen, M.A. (2014) contributor in: M. Ott (Executive Editor) Guide to Cradle to Cradle Business Sites. The Guide is available at: http://www.c2cbizz.com/

Marcinkonis, S. and Fullen, M.A. (2014). A closer knit: weaving ethics into academic research. Forum Winter 2014, 32-33. 

Guerra, A.J.T., Bezerra J.F.R, Fullen, M.A., Mendonça, J.K.S. and Jorge, M.C.O. (2014). The effects of biological geotextiles on gully stabilization in São Luís, Brazil. Natural Hazards. DOI 10.107/sl 1069-014-1449-0

Marcinkonis, S., Karpaviciene, B. and Fullen, M.A. (2015). Linking floral biodiversity with nitrogen and carbon translocations in semi-natural grasslands in Lithuania. Ekológia (Bratislava) 34(2), 137-146.

Oyedeji, A.A., Kayode, J., Besenyei, L. and M.A. Fullen (2015). Germination of seeds of selected leguminous tree species moistened with varying concentrations of crude oil-contaminated soil water extracts. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6, 1575-1580.

M.A. Fullen, J. Famodimu, T. Karyotis, C. Noulas, A. Panagopoulos, J.L. Rubio and D.R. Gabriels (Eds) (2015). Innovative Strategies and Policies for Soil Conservation. Advances in GeoEcology 44. Catena, Reiskirchen, 274 pp. (ISBN: 978-3-923381-62-3, US ISBN: 1-59326-266-3).

Fullen, M.A., Famodimu, J., Karyotis, T., Noulas, C., Panagopoulos, A., Rubio, 

J.L. and Gabriels, D.R. (Eds) (2015). Editorial, p. i-v In: M.A. Fullen, J. Famodimu, T. Karyotis, C. Noulas, A. Panagopoulos, J.L. Rubio and D.R. Gabriels (Eds). Innovative Strategies and Policies for Soil Conservation. Advances in GeoEcology 44. Catena, Reiskirchen, 274 pp. (ISBN: 978-3-923381-62-3, US ISBN: 1-59326-266-3).

Kelay, A., Williams, C.D. and Fullen, M.A. (2015). Remediation of oil spills using zeolites, p. 199-209 In: M.A. Fullen, J. Famodimu, T. Karyotis, C. Noulas, A. Panagopoulos, J.L. Rubio and D.R. Gabriels (Eds). Innovative Strategies and Policies for Soil Conservation. Advances in GeoEcology 44. Catena, Reiskirchen, 274 pp. (ISBN: 978-3-923381-62-3, US ISBN: 1-59326-266-3).

Ionita, I., M.A. Fullen and W. Zgłobicki (Eds) (2015). Gully Erosion as a Natural and Human-Induced Hazard. Natural Hazards, Special Issue 1 2015. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 314 pp. (ISSN: 0921-030X).

Ionita, I., Fullen, M.A., Zgłobicki, W and Poesen, J. (2015). Editorial, p. 1-5 In: Gully Erosion as a Natural and Human-Induced Hazard. Natural Hazards, Special Issue 1, 2015.

Full information is available on the personal web page:  http://134.220.207.202/profiles/mike_fullen_cv.pdf  

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The children resident in the ‘favelas’ (slums) of São Luís presenting gifts of bookmarks made from waste plastic bottles to the BORASSUS team. These were made for, and given to, children in the European Union. January 2008.

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Award Ceremony as an Academician of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Headquarters of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, 23/09/08. Left: His Excellency Mr. Simon Butt (H.M. Ambassador to Lithuania), and centre Professor Zenonas Rokus Rudzikas (President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences). 

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Award Ceremony as an Academician of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Headquarters of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, 18/09/08.

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‘Walking on water,’ Tongching Lake, Yunnan Province (China), October 2009.