The Northern Soils Network (NSN) originally comprised two Northern Regional Soil Discussion Groups (East and West) but combined forces in recent years to improve the group offering.
Group Chair: Dr Jenny Jones
Deputy Chair: Dr Eleanor Reed
The deadline to register and submit your abstract for the BSSS ECR Conference is this Sunday 27th January (23:59).
This conference (16-17th April at The Edge, Sheffield University) is fully-funded for all of our BSSS ECR Members and covers registration, accommodation, workshops, seminars and catering.
This is the last week to register for the BSSS ECR conference 2019 which will be held in Sheffield! It is fully funded for BSSS ECR members.
Please spread the word so we can get as many ECR members there as possible.
We are delighted to invite all BSSS Early Career Members to the 2019 ECR Conference which will be held at The Edge, University of Sheffield on 16th-17th April 2019. Registration is now open! The deadline to register is 27th January 2019.
Hello everyone attending the above meeting,
I have received the following message from Newton Rigg:
"All delegates will need to sign our visitor register on arrival at the Eden Rivers Trust building in the morning for fire regulations."
Please allow time for this. Safe journeys everyone. The weather forecast is not sounding too brilliant, but soil scientists are resilient, aren't we?!!
We are looking forward to seeing all attendees at the above meeting on Wednesday 28th November.
It would be much appreciated if you would please park in the main conference centre car park which is just to the south of the Fellside conference centre. It's then a two minute walk to the Eden River Trust offices. You can see the site map on the events page of this website.
Please don’t forget to bring packed lunches. Tea and coffee will be provided at lunch.
Warm, waterproof clothing is essential for the afternoon outdoor session of this event.
We are delighted to invite all BSSS Early Career Members to the 2019 ECR Conference which will be held at The Edge, University of Sheffield. Whether you’ve just started your PhD or Post-Doc or whether you are near to their completion, the BSSS ECR Conference will be an excellent opportunity to present your research, develop your networks and think ahead about careers and job opportunities.
This meeting will provide an overview of current thought and practice related to soils and Natural Flood Risk Management (NFM)
Climate change projections indicate that flood risk is likely to increase for many catchments in the UK. Soil properties, including texture, structure and compaction, together with land-use practices can influence catchment responses to heavy rainfall.
This exciting meeting brings together key researchers in this field with particular emphasis on the Eden Valley, Cumbria.
A morning of oral presentations will be followed by demonstrations of equipment/methods in use in the Eden catchment, Cumbria.
10:00-10:30 Registration and Welcome. Tea/coffee provided (Dunmail, Newton Rigg College)
10:30-11:00 Effect of soil aeration on surface permeability and streamflow response - Dr Nick Chappell & Mr Ethan Wallace (Lancaster University)
11:00-11:30 Soil management for flood control in arable systems - Professor John Quinton (Lancaster University)
11:30-11:50 Storm Desmond: Nutrient and sediment export and what does this mean for the future? - Professor Phil Haygarth (Lancaster University)
11:50-12:20 Landscape scale mitigation of diffuse pollution: Where to act? - Dr Sim Reaney (Durham University)
12:20-12:50 Lunch:- Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee will be provided.
13:00-15:00 Field demonstration: equipment and techniques - Andy Dyer, Eden Rivers Trust, Newton Rigg College (please ensure you bring suitable clothing and footwear)
BOOKINGS FOR THIS MEETING ARE NOW CLOSED.
- Members are £5
- Non-members are £15
Registration includes refreshments but does not include lunch. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Please note that everyone attending the meeting will need to register in advance to enable us to accurately organise seating and refreshments.
'Go, sit upon the lofty hill, | And turn your eyes around, | Where waving woods and waters wild | Do hymm an autumn sound' (Elizabeth Barnett Browning, ‘The Autumn Poem’)
I am currently writing my report on the activities of the Northern Soils Network for the next edition of 'The Auger'. What have you all been doing? Do you have anything exciting to report that we can share with our members? Meetings? Grants? Achievements? Do share it with us. You can send your comments to me via NSN@soils.org.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.
We are delighted to announce the new SEESOIL committee chair will be Harriet Robson from 1 Jan 2019. Congratulations Harriet!