FAO appoints two scientists as special ambassadors for International Year of Soils

1st June 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.

3 BSSS Members climb onto a Soapbox to share their love of Science

18th May 2015

The British Society of Soil Science is delighted to be sponsoring two of its members Dr Jack Hannam and Dr Emilia Urbanek to participate in "Soapbox Science" events. Jack will be on London's Southbank on Saturday 30th May and Emilia will be at the 360 Beach and Watersports Cafe in Swansea on 6th June 2015.

Also BSSS member Jasmine Black will be participating in the Newcastle event on Saturday 27th June 2015.