South East England Soil Discussion Group

South East England Soil Discussion Group

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


Latest posts

SEESOIL Spring Meeting April 30th - Abstract submission by 10th April

Dear All

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?'

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.

International Year of Soil 2015 Event - 20th & 21st February 2015

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.

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.

Media Enquiry

BSSS has received the following contact from the Islam TV Channel reagrding a piece they wish to record on soil next week in Kent.

Anyone interested?

I am a journalist with the London-based Islam Channel where I work on the flagship lifestyle show, Living the Life. We would like to get in touch with one of your soil scientists about a feature we are producing on the concept of "virgin soil."