The Scottish Soils Discussion Group was recently re-formed, and is intended to encourage interest and discussion, and to foster ideas and debate in relation to Scottish soils. We aim to provide a forum for people from science, industry and other interest groups to share ideas and discuss problems. Our activities include the organisation of events and aiding the flow of soil-related information between and within BSSS and other groups.
Group Chair: Dr Matt Aitkenhead (James Hutton Institute) and Dr Sarah Buckingham (Scotland’s Rural College)
Group Secretary: Dr Jennifer Carfrae (Scotland’s Rural College)
Group Treasurer: Dr Nikki Baggerly
Soils in the Digital Age – 5th December 2014
This meeting will be held at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) King’s Buildings in Edinburgh, from 09.30 till 16.00 on Friday the 5th of December, to celebrate World Soil Day and the first day of the United Nations International Year of Soils. Go to http://www.soils.org.uk/event/379 for further information about the event and how to register!
Phd student Marianne Kuntz (firstname.lastname@example.org) has agreed to take on the role of student representative for the SSDG. Marianne is in her second year and has this to say about her thesis:
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.