The Editor – Dr. Alex Boon

Dr. Alex BoonDr. Alex Boon is a British scientific copy-editor with over six years of experience in soil and agricultural sciences. Alex achieved a 1st class BSc in Rural Environmental Sciences from the University of Reading Department of Agriculture. He then completed a PhD in the Department of Soil Science (now the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences) with the title “Peatland Habitats as Sources and Controls of Greenhouse Gases”. He embarked on a postdoctoral career at the university, firstly in the Department of Meteorology, where he studied urban greenhouse gas emissions for two years before returning to his roots to serve as a research assistant in the Agriculture Department and to lecture in Soil Science topics. Alex is now a full-time scientific copy-editor, operating from his home by the sea in Southwest England.

Alex has a passion for English and the effective communication of sciences. He is a member of the SfEP, European Association of Science Editors and the British Society of Soil Science. He has two open access publications in international soil science journals and a third in a high impact international atmospheric science journal:

Gas diffusion coefficient of a UK peat grassland soil. 2013. European Journal of Soil Science.

Surface emissions and subsurface concentrations of greenhouse gases respond to addition of cattle urine on a UK peatland soil. 2014. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Evaluation of the potential of rooftop measurements of CO2 and CH4 in London, UK for the monitoring of city-scale emissions using an atmospheric transport model. 2016. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Alex has been editing pre-submission and post-submission revisions of manuscripts in the Environmental Sciences for several years and has edited hundreds of manuscripts to date. Alex will be delighted to work with you one-on-one to improve your manuscript and give you the best chance of publication.