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.
This year, Dan and his team of ECR Reps have planned a special post-conference social for all Early Career Researchers, including all current PhD students and Post-Docs! It’s free and you’re invited!
“See you tomorrow,” creaks the laboratory door. The day’s work is complete. Those two great shepherds – fatigue and hunger – slowly steer my colleagues and I away from the department and into the warmth of a summer’s evening.
Soils are crucial for sustainable development and healthy soils are central to achieving many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
With keynote speakers, including Dr Cheryl Palm from the University of Florida, addressing issues such as Soils and Food Security, Climate Change and Health and Water Quality, the British Society of Soil Science 2018 Annual Conference will provide an opportunity to deliberate and discuss these critical topics.
“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.