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.
“Shoulders of upland brown laid dark to the sunset’s bosom, | Living amber of wheat, and copper of new-ploughed loam, | Downs where the white sheep wander, little gardens in blossom, | Roads that wind through the twilight up to the lights of home.” [E. Nesbit, Out of the fulness of the heart].
Dear all Early Career Researchers,
Is there anything better than spending a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon outside?
Yes! Spending a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon outside...talking about your love of the soil and the life within it! And on Sunday 10th June, you can do just that. It’s Open Farm Sunday: a fantastic opportunity for you to engage the public, young and old, about the brown gold beneath our feet. Perhaps you could dig a pit, go in search for earthworms or hand out some leaflets and posters?
Happy Springtime everyone,
Tunnelling a passageway through the soil, furnishing our beds and borders with elegance and vitality is a floral promise. A promise of longer days, and lighter evenings; a promise to banish the clouds and cast off the rain. This promise, once dormant under thick clods of earth, now stands tall and dainty; a yellow delicacy swaying to the music of Springtime...
Emily Dowdeswell is the new Early Career Member Representative for SEESOIL. Emily is a second-year PhD student at Cranfield University investigating the effects of climate change on soil erodibility. If you are an ECR in the South East Region please contact Emily- she would love to hear from you!
Emily’s hello to the SEESOIL ECRs:
It feels like just a few days ago that I sat down and wrote my New Year’s ReSOILutions. However, a month has passed already! There’s already a fine film of dust over the Christmas baubles and though we gaze out onto frosty mornings with dreams of summer, we realize that Spring – that season of hope and renewal – will be around soon enough. I hope you’ve had a wonderful January.
Dear Student Members,
Hope you’re all well!
The BSSS 2017 Annual Meeting is fast approaching, taking place on the 5th December at the Royal College of Physicians, in London. Not only does it fall on World Soil Day, but two years since the launch of the ‘4 per mill’ initiative at the Paris COP21 conference.
Dear student members,
I am looking to arrange an informal gathering either on the evening of the annual meeting, or the evening before - or both! The meeting begins at 10.30am and will finish at 7pm.
So if you are stuck in London on either of those two evenings and would like something to do and catch up with your fellow ECR's then PLEASE EMAIL me at email@example.com and we will get a meeting point arranged for dinner, drinks, whatever you want! You can also contact me on Twitter if that helps - @AshG_SeedSoil.
Meet a soil scientist at Open Farm Sunday!
The Society is looking for members to team up with farmers this year for Open Farm Sunday (OFS) to bring soil science to the farm. OFS is an annual open doors, family friendly event for the general public to find out about food and farming. The event is on Sunday 11 June 2017 and participating farms are listed on the OFS website https://farmsunday.org/