The next Working with Soil Training Course "An Introduction to Soil Classification" has been recognised by the Society of Biology and BASIS for CPD credits. Those registered with the Society of Biology scheme are eleigible to claim 48 credits while those with BASIS are entitled to 12 (8E, 4PD) points.
Booking is now open for the British Society of Soil Science 2015 Annual Meeting which takes place on Thursday 26th November at the Royal College of Physicians in Central London.
The "Early" Early Bird Rate is only available until Friday 31st July 2015.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has appointed two scientists to serve as Special Ambassadors for the International Year of Soils and act as champions for better management of the non-renewable resource he calls humankind’s “silent ally.”
Claire Chenu, a French biodiversity expert and professor of soil sciences at Agro Paris Tech University, and Tekalign Mamo Assefa, an expert in soil management and senior government advisor in Ethiopia, will be the ambassadors.
Dr Jack Hannam participated in Soapbox Science 2015 on London's Southbank on Saturday 30th May2015.
For an hour Jack spoke to the entusiastic audience about "What lies beneath: how soils change in space and time" aided by Cranfield student Alexandra Cooke and various volunteers from the listening masses.