David Jones is Professor of Environmental Science at Bangor University. In the last decade his research has taken a catchment-to-coast approach with an emphasis on balancing ecosystem services and protecting human health. Current projects include two large NERC grants (Turf-2-Surf and DOMAINE with Bristol Univ). Through industry-led and EU projects, focus has been on the dispersal of human and livestock bacterial/viral pathogens in fresh/marine waters while a past NERC-RELU project investigated the asymptomatic carriage of food-borne pathogens and immunity vs exposure within rural communities. Current projects also include a 4 y programme on the metagenomics of soil microbial communities (EU-GMEP), smart catchment sensors (EPSRC IoT) and two standard grants on nutrient cycling (NERC). He advises Welsh Government on land use and climate change policy, has published >290 journal articles with >10,000 ISI citations.