Welsh Soils Discussion Group Winter Meeting

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Event venue: 
Stapledon Suite, Gogerddan Campus, IBERS, Penrhyncoch, Wales
Event description: 



Venue is Stapledon Suite at Gogerddan Campus, IBERS, Penrhyncoch and directions can be found at 



10:00    Arrivals and coffee

10:30    Welcome and introduction (Ian Rugg)

  • Society update (Ian Rugg, Welsh Government)
  • Soil Policy update (James Skates, Welsh Government)
  • Student update (Paul Bryn Llewellyn George - Bangor University)

10:45    Speaker sessions

  • Speaker 1: Episodic climate events and effects on land quality - the Scottish Experience: Dr Iain Brown, York University
  • Speaker 2: A new agricultural land potential model for Wales: developing the ALC system:  James Cooke, Welsh Government
  • Speaker 3: Potential use of a national soil map, detailed field sheets and other unpublished soil mapping data: Dr Jack Hannam, Cranfield University

12:45    Lunch (not provided)

13:30    Speaker sessions

  • Speaker 4: Are Scotland's soils physically degrading? Dr Allan Lilly, James Hutton Institute
  • Speaker 5: Soil eDNA and its use in Glastir monitoring: Professor Davy Jones, Bangor University

14:30   Discussion session

  • Carbon Storage and Dynamics (see share paper for discussion):  Professor Bill Adams (ex Aberystwyth University)

​15:30   CLOSE

Costs:  Members are free  -  Non-members - £10

A total of 4 BASIS CPD points are available for attending this meeting (3 for Environment, 1 for Personal Development).

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