Request for help to investigate the effect of drought on UK soils

12th July 2018

BSSS Member Dr Emilia Urbanek is looking for your help.

I’m sure you have noticed we are currently experiencing very odd summer in the UK with soil getting extremely dry.
I’m very interested how severe the drought is across the UK soils so I’m calling all soil scientists for help in getting soil samples to me to measure soil moisture and soil water repellency.

I would like to get a wide range of samples under different vegetation, are you able to help, be part of the study? Please get in touch with me for the sampling protocol.
It will not be too much work, I promise. I’m thinking about collecting approx. 8 samples per site, at two depths and measure water drop penetration time in situ (easy work).