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.
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.
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.
The deadline to register and submit your abstract for the BSSS ECR Conference is this Sunday 27th January (23:59).
This conference (16-17th April at The Edge, Sheffield University) is fully-funded for all of our BSSS ECR Members and covers registration, accommodation, workshops, seminars and catering.