Lincoln, Neb.—On October 20, 2015, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) updated soil data for 2,706 soil survey areas. The spatial (soil polygons, lines and points) and tabular (physical and chemical properties data and interpretive information) for all soil survey areas are available free from Web Soil Survey (WSS) at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/.
The European Society of Soil Conservation (ESSC) is offering 2 grants of 500 euros (each) to 2 young researchers (under 35 years old) to support their participation in the ESSC International Conference in Romania in June 2016.
Application for the grant must be made by 31st January 2016. The application form is here
Dr Jack Hannam (Senior Research Fellow in Pedology at Cranfield University) will be representing the British Society of Soil Science at "Are We Looking After Our Soil?", a discussion meeting organised by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on Thursday 3rd November 2015 from 5.30pm.
Booking is now open for the Scottish Soil Discussion Group Meeting on 17th November 2015 at the Whitelee Windfarm, East Renfrewshire, Scotland.
More details can be found here
Some recent OPEN ACCESS papers that have been published in the EJSS Journal are ;
Characterization of diffusivity-based oxygen transport in Arctic organic soil - T.K.K Chamindu Deepagoda and B. Elberling