Professor Brian Chambers, a former President and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and member of BSSS, worked tirelessly to apply science to the complex problems of soil, nutrient and manure management. With his outstanding technical knowledge and critical thinking, he was always prepared to push the boundaries and challenge convention but only when supported by ‘sound science’ – one of his favourite phrases.
The Brian Chambers Soils Fund was established to provide grants to help fund the learning and development costs of students and early career scientists. Encouraging the skills and knowledge needed to manage soils effectively to meet the demands of modern farming systems is essential for the future sustainability of agriculture.
The Brian Chambers Soils Fund works closely with the International Fertiliser Society who have established the Brian Chambers International Award. Cash prizes are available for PhD or MSc students. www.fertiliser-society.org/BrianChambersAward