The South East England Soils Discussion Group (SEESOIL) is a vibrant group.
Dr Jack Hannam, Cranfield University – Chair
Dr Martin Lukac, University of Reading – Vice Chair
Dr Elena Vanguelova, Forest Research – Tree Planting Coordinator
Dr Tom Sizmur, University of Reading – IYS2015 Coordinator
Julian Gold, Hendred Farms
UK PlantSci is the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation, established to showcase the wealth of plant sciences in the UK.
This meeting provides a unique forum for all those interested in the plant sciences to come together and share their knowledge and expertise. Delegates will have the opportunity to interact with stakeholders, industry and different research communities.
Session topics include:
- Heterosis and epigenetics
- Abiotic stress
- Ecosystem resilience
- The plant microbiome
- The molecular basis of signal transduction in plants
- Plant signalling
- Future generations
Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre, will give the opening keynote presentation
Philip Poole, University of Oxford will present a keynote lecture on The plant microbiome and the importance of the Rhizosphere to plant growth and resilience.
For more details or to register, visit http://www.plantsci2016.org.uk/
Contaminated sites have become one of the largest global problems of the present time. This has also placed them high on the agenda of the European Union.
This conference aims to provide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government/non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector.
The main topics of the conference are legislation strategies, policies, research methodologies, risks analysis, remediation methods and technologies, as well as awareness in contaminated sites management.
The programme is available at: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/57
There is no registration fee for pre-registered participants: Coffee breaks, lunches, Gala dinner, congress kit, scientific programme and conference proceedings are included free of charge.
Please register in advance at http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/56 Note: Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by organisers.
The call for papers is now open - the deadline for abstracts is 15 April: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/53
Final Programme for 'Feeding the Earth' at East Malling, 30th April below.
Still have a couple of spaces, please contact Emma Tilston if you'd like to attend (email@example.com).
SEESOIL Spring Meeting, Feeding the Earth, the soil science underlying food production, East Malling Research, 30th April.
Poster and oral presentation abstract submission has been extended to 10th April.
The event will include morning presentations and discussion, networking lunch and poster session and afternoon tour round the orchards and underground Rhizolab. Guest Speaker, David Hopkins (Royal Agricultural University) will talk on 'What can we learn about soils from long-term experiments?'
Student rep wanted! South East England Soil Discussion Group (SEESOIL)
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.
As part of our celebrations for the International Year of Soils the Society has accepted an invitation from the Royal Horticultural Society to have a display stand at their two day Plant and Potato Fair which is being held in Central London on 20th and 21st February 2015.
The stand will be aimed primarily at children and highlight our education outreach activities. There will be a chance for children to build their own wormery and we will have some education material for visitors to look at and take away if applicable.
An invitation to attend the Soil Research Centre Annual Lecture, 10th December 2014, 5pm, Palmer 109.
‘Supporting soils with science and commerce to deliver the sustainable intensification of agriculture’
Robin Oliver - Biological Research, Syngenta