Midlands Soil Discussion Group

Midlands Soil Discussion Group

The Midlands Soil Discussion Group (MSDG) was first formed on the 23rd November 2011 at Nottingham university thanks to the efforts of Professor Sacha Mooney.  The group has grown from strength to strength since then.

Group Chair: Dr Sami Ullah

Group Secretary: Professor Mike Fullen

Group Treasurer: Dr Fiona Nicholson

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Midlands Soil Discussion Group meeting 2015 - cancelled

Dear All
I am afraid to say we did not have a sufficient number of people register for our meeting at the Allerton Project this year and so we have had to cancel the event on 22nd April (2015). Hopefully we will be able to organise another event next year. I'd be keen to find out why people could not manage to make it this year, so please let me know if you have a chance - maybe the date was not ideal for some? Best wishes, Barry


Soapbox Science 2015

Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that transforms public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.


Early Careers Researcher Conference

The 2015 Early Career researchers’ (ECR) conference will be held at the University of York on the 7th and 8th of April.

Running since 1986, this conference brings together vibrant PhD students in the area of soil science.

An important aim of the ECR conference is to provide a platform for early career researchers to present their work and network with their peers and colleagues. This conference is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for students to showcase, discuss and disseminate their work in a formal setting.


Welcome to the new Midlands Soil forum! Please check the website!

Dear Midlands Soil Discussion Group Member

If you have received a link to this post on the MSDG website it is because you are considered to be a member of the Midlands Soil Group. We now have a mechanism for communicating with each other. So I hope we can now organise our meetings via this forum, ask questions, post comments regarding meetings etc. Please keep in touch with group developments and there will be a lot more to come over the next few months. Remember it is International Year of Soil this year starting (I believe on 5 December approx.

Best wishes, Barry Rawlins


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