TAA CV - Mr Alan Richard Andrew Stapleton

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1952 TAA Member No: 851
Contact Address: Treverron
St Breward
PL30 4PE
Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0)1208 850085 Mobile Phone No: 07538 305651
Email Address: alanstapleton52@gmail.com Personal Webpage:
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2012 Soil Surveyor Teagasc (Irish agriculture and food development authority) Ireland Soil Survey of Co. Sligo and Co. Donegal based on predictive soil mapping and running ArcGIS in the field, on Irish Soil Information System Project
2002-2011 Environmental Scientist Environment Agency, South Hams District Council and National Association of AONBs England, Wales and Northern Ireland Support for community led Environmental, Conservaton and Climate Change Adaptation InitiativesI, Phase 1 Contaminated Land Assessments. Ecotourism and Geoheritage Promotion
2001 Environmental Scientist FAO Italy Procurement of equipment for watershed management for humanitarian relief in Iraq
1998-2000 Technical Advisor, Soil Fertility EU Int. Cooperation through NRI and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Kenya Development of laboratory services and recommendations for integrated nutrient and water management for commercial flower growers and food crop production using low external inputs
1997-1998 Technical Advisor, Soil Testing and Fertilizer Use DANIDA through Kampsax and Soil Resources Development Institute, Dhaka Bangladesh Streamlining laboratory operations at five soil testing laboratories and developing a computerised fertilizer recommendation system
1996-97 Soil Survey Consultant DGIS (The Netherlands) through Euroconsult and Soil Survey of Pakistan Pakistan Developing soil physical and chemical analytical capability, soil databases and capacity to improve water management
1995-96 Soil Fertility Research Specialist World Bank through Winrock International and Sindh Provincial Govt Pakistan Programme Preparation, Livelihood Support through cotton-wheat system improved soil and water management
.1995 Soil and Climate Monitoring Specialist. IFAD Project Formulation Mission Jordan Defining soil and climatic data requirements for a rangeland monitoring system
1993-1996 Soil Physics Research Specialist World Bank through Hunting Technical Services Ltd and Pakistan Agric Res. Council Pakistan Planning and initiating five year soil physics research programme, development of research facilities
1992 Irrigation Water Quality, Salinity and Land Reclamation Expert AfDB Libya Enviironmental Impact Assessment for the end use area of Great Man-Made River Project
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Soils / Land Use
Subsidiary fields: Soil Survey, Environmental Impact, GIS / Land Information, Land Evaluation / Land Use Planning, Research, Land Reclamation, Soil & Water Conservation, Watershed Management, Wildlife / National Parks
Higher education: Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists; MSc Soil Science & Biometeorology, Utah State University, 1981; BSc(Hons) Soil Science, Newcastle University, 1973
Countries worked in:  Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Yemen, Zambia
Languages: English (mother tongue), French (good), German (fair)
Last Updated: 22/02/2018