NERC invites applications from public- and private-sector organisations (business, government and civil society) to the Innovation Advisory Board (IAB).
The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the relationship between EU Membership and the effectiveness of science, research and innovation in the UK.
The UK's membership of the EU has wide ranging influence on the vitality of UK science, research and innovation.
Currently there is great interest in soil health, such as the Parliamentary Soil health inquiry and the 25 year plans for the Natural Environment and Food and Farming. The Soil Security Programme would like to invite you to participate in a survey to address issues surrounding soil health and determine if we can choose appropriate indicators to measure it.
Findings from one of the first comprehensive field studies by a collaborative team of researchers demonstrate the active layer microbiome of tundra soil was significantly altered after only 1.5 years of experimental warming -- a rapid response demonstrating high sensitivity of this ecosystem to warming.
BSSS Council Member Dr Matt Aitkenhead (James Hutton Institute) has written an article on behalf of the Society stressing the importance of soils in the February 2016 edition of "Adjacent Government" which is now available online. The article can be found on page 174/175