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Registrant Profile | Martin Parsons CEnv, Senior Engineering Specialist

Through his many years in engineering industry and agricultural engineering, and a background in farming, Martin is keenly aware that there is an urgent need to do more regarding sustainable land use. Martin’s key areas of interest are the protection of our remaining top soil, and restoration of degraded soils, through valuing soil biology, the associated soil fertility and the resulting biodiversity.

Martin became a CEnv as part of a plan to broaden his work from being focused mainly on internal combustion engines, to working more on a genuinely sustainable approach to how we live on planet Earth, and do a better job of looking after our natural capital and biodiversity. As he strove to make sustainable use of natural capital more central to his work, becoming a Chartered Environmentalist complemented Martin’s existing Chartered Engineer and Fellow IAgrE qualifications.

Overall, becoming a Chartered Environmentalist has helped Martin achieve his goal of establishing himself in new areas associated with sustainability in the truest definition of the term. After over thirty-eight years working at Perkins Engines in areas such diesel engine design, performance development, and emission reduction systems, Martin has now taken the opportunity to pursue his passion for landscape restoration. He is currently completing an MSc in Applied Wildlife Conservation at Anglia Ruskin University, with a masters project focused on Sphagnum moss and peatland restoration, which supports his interest in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity gain and mitigation of anthropogenic global warming’.

 

Profile correct as of July 2022

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