The latest update from the International Union of Soil Sciences (168, June 2019) is now available here
8th July 2019
3rd July 2019
A catastrophic forest die-off in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range in 2015-2016 was caused by the inability of trees to reach diminishing supplies of subsurface water following years of severe drought and abnormally warm temperatures. That's the conclusion by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and UC Merced outlined in a study published today in Nature Geoscience.
1st July 2019
Farmers incorporate trees into fields and pastures to earn cash from fruit or wood, increase fodder and shade for livestock, promote soil health or protect against wind or water erosion. In all cases, farmers contribute to climate change mitigation by increasing soil and biomass carbon sequestration.
25th June 2019
Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans "know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Five hundred years and innumerable technological and scientific advances later, his sentiment still holds true.
But that could soon change.
24th June 2019
If you are planning to submit an abstract to the BSSS Annual Conference "Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future" you must submit it, online, by midnight Thursday 4th July!