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.
We are contacting you as part of a NERC-BBSRC funded research project being carried out by researchers at Cranfield, Lancaster, and Nottingham Universities to identify the extent to which soil science currently contributes towards several industries, including water management, waste management, agriculture, ecosystem services and natural resources.
Paddling in the bath of a crimson horizon, a naked hedgerow is cleansed with the last drops of winter sunlight. In a while, the dusk will drape a robe of mist over the branches and the sunset will be a memory, held by a robin as it gazes on a red winter berry. Across a ploughed field in the far distance, a smudge appears. That smudge is me.
The BSSS Northern Soils Network invites you to an evening seminar to be held on World Soil Day at Wardell Armstrong Newcastle Office.
Soils are often an underappreciated part of a development, but they are important not only because their intrinsic value but the role they play in the built environment itself.
A little reminder that we will be closing registrations for the 2019 Agricultural Land Classification Course shortly so if you - or a colleague - would like to book, please do so as soon as possible.
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".
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?
Department of Soil Science at University of Manitoba
There remains just one week before this year's BSSS Early Career Researcher conference, held at 'The Edge' in Sheffield.