Jan Eriksson is an Associate Professor at the Department of Soil and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Skara. Sweden. His main research interest is trace elements, especially cadmium in soils and crops. In recent years he has worked with the mapping and characterisation of Amazonian Dark Earths in Brazil.
Another activity is as project leader for a programme which regularly monitors the chemical properties of Swedish agricultural soils. He teaches soil chemistry and pedology at graduate level.