Please see the latest message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal on the theme "The Glamour of Soil Science"
Drained fertile peatlands around the globe are hotspots for the atmospheric emission of laughing-gas - a powerful greenhouse gas called nitrous oxide, which is partly responsible for global warming and destruction of the ozone layer, a new study shows.
Research into natural peatlands such as fens, swamps and bogs, as well as drained peatlands, found that either draining wet soils or irrigating well drained soils boosts the emission of nitrous oxide significantly.
Genetic analysis shows microbial interactions help fast-growing trees break down petrochemical pollutants in soil
Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts.
Fungi are amazing. You know this but too many people across the UK do not. That’s why Grow Wild is giving away fungus kits this Spring to educate and enthuse people about the wonders of the fungi kingdom.
To get as many people as possible to engage with these kits, they’ve devised different team roles to reflect different phases of the fungi-growing process.
The Chair & Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education invite nominations for election to the UKCGE Executive Committee for the period July 2018 to July 2021.