MSDG annual workshop on 'FOREST SOILS UNDER GLOBAL CHANGE' May 24, 2017



When: WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017, BIFoR Research Forest Site at Nobury Junction STAFFORDSHIRE

Global change including increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide is expected to alter primary productivity in forested ecosystems with implications for altered carbon and nutrient cycling in soils. You are invited to join us for a day long workshop at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) site near Nobury Juction in Staffordshire. The workshop will involve a guided tour of the first UK Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment of BIFoR in the morning followed by relevant presentations in the afternoon.

Brief Schedule:

9. 00 AM
Arrival at Nobury Junction Inn, Staffordshire, ST20 0PN

9.30 t o 12.30PM
*Tour of the BIFoR FACE experiment near Nobury Junction.

12.30 to 1.30 PM Lunch at Junction Inn

1.30 to 4.30 PM Seminars (~15 min talks)

4.30 to 5.0 PM AGM (MSDG members)

For general information contact Sami Ullah at Birmingham University (; phone: 0121-414-8143).
Please register your attendance at the British Society of Soil Science website ( Free for members and £15 for non-members. Registration will cover refreshments and lunch only.

For more information about BIFoR, please, visit the link here (

*Ankle high boots are required for the BIFoR Forest tour. Please, bring yours along!