The latest update from the International Union of Soil Sciences (169, July 2019) is now available here
Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
Professor Henderson, currently a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and until recently its head of department, will join Defra in October this year.
He will replace Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving Defra after seven years in the post.
Commenting on his appointment, Professor Henderson said: