The 2014 British Society of Soil Science Award for Reading University was presented by Dr Steve Robinson to Ben Jones for his paper "The effect of leaf litter manipulation on forest CO2 flux in a temperate deciduous oak woodland"
The British Society of Soil Science is pleased to announce that the Early Careers Researcher Conference will be held at the University of York on the 7th & 8th April 2015.
This Conference is open to Society Student Members only and is free to attend.
The Society is pleased to announce our newest member, Elodie Margaret, first daughter of Executive Officer Dr Kathryn Allton and husband Mark, who was born on Friday 26th September 2014.
Mother and baby are doing well!
On behalf of the Society Professor Lorna Dawson talked to the Islam Channel's Living the Life programme about various burial methods and decomposition.
The Muslim practice is to bury the dead in a cloth shroud and Professor Dawson will help assess the impact this might have on our environment, as opposed to casket burials.
The report will be broadcast soon, details as soon as we have them!
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Professor Brian J. Chambers, Head of the ADAS Soils and Nutrients Group, on the morning of Saturday 30th August 2014.
Brian was a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and was instrumental in achieving Chartered status for the Institute.
His unexpected death is a great loss to our discipline.