Congratulations to Jumpei Fukumasu for winning the 2015 BSSS MSc Dissertation Award for his dissertation on 'Is there a stronger relationship between N-acquiring extracellular enzyme activity and nitrogen mineralization in disaggregated soils than in aggregated soils?', supervised by Dr Liz Shaw (presenting the award).
The Soil Science Society of Nigeria has just published Volume 25, Number 2 of its newsletter which can be downloaded here
The Professional Committee of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) will be working in partnership to produce the new framework. They will take expert technical advice from Natural England to collectively plug a UK gap in available guidelines for assessing the significance of effects of EIA development on soil, including agricultural land.
Healthy and productive soils are central to achieving a number of the sustainable development goals adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations this year. Soils sustain our food systems, filter and regulate the flow of fresh water, store vast amounts of carbon and support myriad organisms. But the world’s soils are increasingly under pressure from climate change, population growth and poor land management.