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Lewis Rose - STARS PhD Researcher (University of Nottingham / British Geologiocal Survey)

It shows a demonstration of new techniques a local farmer (Minas Gerais, Brazil) is experimenting with in association with local scientists. By allowing organic matter to build in the soil, and reducing tillage, Claudio has seen myriad benefits and become a true role model!

Andrew Cheetham 

My oilseed rape trials - storms a brewing !

Dr Joanna Cloy Researcher, Crop and Soil Systems (SRUC)

A photo from a farmer workshop in Dumfries with Paul Hargreaves in a soil pit.

Anna Batchelor - Council Member

A field trip led by early career researchers into a trial site at the University of Reading's Sonning Farm

Dr Keith Shepherd Principal Scientist Science Domain Leader:Land Health Decisions (Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York USA)

Soil structural collapse and start of gully erosion, despite the low slope, in old lake deposits in the River Nyando, western Kenya

Grant Campbell (James Hitton Institute / Cranfield University)

This picture shows a good example of a podsol soil in the Craigvinean Forest in the Tay Forest District near Dunkeld in Scotland. You can see from the picture there is a hint of iron pan present

Catharine Pschenyckyj PhD Student (University of Reading, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

Soil pore water frozen whilst flowing over the edge of an erosion gully. This photo was taken in an area of moorland dominated by peat located in the Peak District.

James Cooke Welsh Government

I took the photo at an open cast coal mine, in the South Wales valleys, during an annual visit by the Land Use Planning Unit of Welsh Government. The team advise on the use of soils and monitors progress of works to ensure the soil resource is conserved and safeguarded for use in final site restoration. This area was stripped of top soil and sub soils prior to working and placed in store. The operator has also recovered soil forming material for use in areas devoid of natural soils. After the void is filled and land form created, the soil profiles will be replaced before it then enters a 5 year aftercare period. 

Professor Phil Haygarth Lancaster University

Stars cohort 1 PhD students enjoying learning description of pine forest soils, Tenerife, January 2017

Mrs Annette Raffan (BSc Hons) University of Aberdeen

This photograph shows the embryo sand dunes forming at Forvie NNR, Aberdeenshire and the stabilising effect that vegetation (in this case, Ammophila arenaria) has on the sand. It also shows wind ripples on the sand surface (perhaps from a different direction than you might initially expect).

Donna Udall Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)

‘Ahhhh Sparkly Soil Science!’

Dr Joanna Cloy Researcher, Crop and Soil Systems (SRUC)

Matthew exploring the garden soil!

Professor Victor Chude President, Soil Science Society of Nigeria

This picture shows soil scientist across the Country on inspection of soil profile pit, during the Field trip organized at Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) Annual Conference in Land Mark University, Omu-Aran 

Professor Victor Chude President, Soil Science Society of Nigeria

Classification of the soil profile pit during the Field trip at Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) Annual Conference in Land Mark University, Omu-Aran by the Soil Scientist across the Country who attended the conference.  The field trip is part of  activities  at the annual conference of the Society 

Paul Hallett University of Aberdeen

Southern Ethiopia. Livestock stripping surface residues from already degraded soils as they pass over neighbouring farms on the way to water.  This field is planted with Khat.

Paul Hallett University of Aberdeen

Using the geological diversity of the Highland Boundary Fault at the James Hutton Institute’s Glensaugh Research Station to teach soil genesis to university students. We sampled along a catena and into different parent material.

Dr Jean Robertson James Hutton Institute

Taken in the Howe of Cromar, Aberdeenshire near Tarland - Plowing

Dr Jean Robertson James Hutton Institute

Taken in the Howe of Cromar, Aberdeenshire near Tarland - Preparing for sowing.

Dr. Ishaq Ahmad Mian, Environment Department, University of York, UK

This picture shows soil sampling at Hob Moor York, (L to R) Dr. Mohammad Riaz, Dr. Ishaq Ahmad Mian & Professor Malcolm Cresser. 

Professor Phil Haygarth Lancaster University

Rhizosphere: Inspiration for a NERC Catchment Training Course, March 2015

Professor Phil Haygarth Lancaster University

Inside the Volcano:  stars phd students being inspired about soil formation in the Coldera of Mt Teide, Tenerife, January 2017

Professor Phil Haygarth Lancaster University

Me and my students:  Undergraduate soil science, February 2017 

Malcolm Reeve Land Research Associates

Autumn cultivation of Denbigh series brown earth near Truro

Malcolm Reeve Land Research Associates

Blended loam topsoil from sugar beet washing

Malcolm Reeve Land Research Associates

Crop irrigation by Peromat hosereel with boom, Billingford

Malcolm Reeve Land Research Associates

Installing field rains in struggling Malvern apple orchard

Malcolm Reeve Land Research Associates

Tim Harrod describing Moor Gate profile at Langaford Farm

Maria Martina Quaggiotto PhD Student University of Glasgow

 

Gully at the Gorooyarroo Nature Reserve, Canberra (Australia); high moisture due to carrion addition observed in the soil underneath a rabbit carcass

Maria Martina Quaggiotto PhD Student University of Glasgow

Soil profile taken at a gully at the Gorooyarroo Nature Reserve, Canberra (Australia); Biological crust, eroded horizonA and horizonB