Early Career Members

Early Career Members

Early Careers Representative: Dan Evans


This forum is a platform for student members to communicate within the early career member community. We hope this will form an open dialogue between student members, enhancing communication and creating an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of the student cohort. So, please feel free to post your soil related interests/publications/conference attendance/grants awarded/ events/advice etc. We look forward to reading them!

Your ideas and help are always welcome- we would like to know how you think the society should evolve for students or if you would like to get involved please comment here or contact Dan directly.  

Latest posts

New ECR National Rep - Deadline is 8th July 2019 for self nominations!

Just a reminder that the deadline is approaching.........

The British Society of Soil Science has an exciting new opportunity available for the Chair of the Early Career Members (ECR) group. Our current ECR Chair Dan Evans announced at the recent ECR Conference in Sheffield that "the role has been the highlight of his career to date and was a wonderful opportunity to promote soil science to those at the beginning of their professional life".

June 2019: An Update from Dan

I am writing this on one of those days when the skies decide to ‘spring clean’ the Earth. Strong gusts are vacuuming the dust from the country lanes that run like skirting boards around green carpets of cropland and pasture. Clouds unite to form impenetrable ceilings of lead from which millions of droplets are preparing to polish the rooftops. As I write, my train carriage window is becoming freckled with a shimmering galaxy of watery stars. Is there anything more inspiring than a clouded day?

Looking ahead to BSSS ECR 2019

Once more, Spring has recoiled from dormancy. The grey, melancholic curtains in the sky are drawn back to reveal a sun rehearsing an overture to countless summer days. The grass wrestles off its frosted blanket and embryos of colour, waiting patiently for the calls of the season, sprout life over our banal beds and borders. In Springtime, the lungs of Earth are forgiving creatures. Unlike the stubborn hostility of winter, they do not puff out their polar breath disdainfully. A breeze in Spring can set the world to dance.

ECR Conference 2019 - Have you registered yet?

The clock is ticking towards the abstract submission cut off date: 23.59 on Sunday 27th January 2019 for the 2019 ECR Conference

Have you registered your attendance and submitted an abstract for the BSSS ECR Conference which takes place on 16th and 17th April 2019 at the University of Sheffield?

Every two years the society sets aside funding to organise and host a two day conference for its Early Career Members to come together and share their research with fellow members.