Northern Soil Network

Northern Soil Network

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: Eleanor Reed

Group Treasurer: Current vacancy

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UK PlantSci 2016

Event date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 to Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Event venue: 
John Innes Centre, Norwich
Event description: 

UK PlantSci is the annual conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation, established to showcase the wealth of plant sciences in the UK.

This meeting provides a unique forum for all those interested in the plant sciences to come together and share their knowledge and expertise. Delegates will have the opportunity to interact with stakeholders, industry and different research communities.

Session topics include:

  • Heterosis and epigenetics
  • Abiotic stress
  • Ecosystem resilience
  • The plant microbiome
  • The molecular basis of signal transduction in plants
  • Plant signalling
  • Future generations

 

Keynote speakers:

Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre, will give the opening keynote presentation

Philip Poole, University of Oxford will present a keynote lecture on The plant microbiome and the importance of the Rhizosphere to plant growth and resilience.

 

For more details or to register, visit http://www.plantsci2016.org.uk/

 

 


News update, March 2016

I thought I’d update NSN members on recent developments. I am near to finalising the appointment of a Deputy Chair and Student Rep for the group. I will let you know once these roles are confirmed. This will mark an exciting development for us.


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CONTAMINATED SITES 2016

Event date: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 to Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Event venue: 
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Event description: 

Contaminated sites have become one of the largest global problems of the present time. This has also placed them high on the agenda of the European Union.

This conference aims to provide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government/non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector.

The main topics of the conference are legislation strategies, policies, research methodologies, risks analysis, remediation methods and technologies, as well as awareness in contaminated sites management.

The programme is available at: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/57

 

There is no registration fee for pre-registered participants: Coffee breaks, lunches, Gala dinner, congress kit, scientific programme and conference proceedings are included free of charge.

Please register in advance at http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/56    Note: Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by organisers.

 

The call for papers is now open - the deadline for abstracts is 15 April:  http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/53

 


Greetings from new Chair NSN

Hi everyone,
Some of you will know that I have agreed to take over the role of Chair of the NSN from Peter Shanahan. I'm passionate about soil having taught and researched it for 30+ years. So, I accept the role with delight, but with a smidgen of trepidation. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for the excellent work that he has done for the NSN. I hope that I can do as well as he did.


WSC, parliament and society links

Hi everyone
It was a very good council meeting in Edinburgh on 24th March.
The following are things for NSN members to consider:
- If you have any events planned for IYS2015 please get in touch.
- BSSS merchandising is available from Cranfield, including pens, leaflets and golf tees!
- BSSS is looking to become more involved in policy and would like to know of who (and how) to contact members of parliament and the House of Lords.


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