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 Manoj Menon

Deputy Chair: Dr Eleanor Reed

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Latest posts

NSN reception

You will have seen my post from earlier this week re the reception for NSN members at the Annual Conference next month. Thank you to those who have told me that you will be coming to the reception. It would help us enormously if those who have not yet responded could do so by Monday 27th August. We need to know numbers so that we can have a suitable venue. Please contact me on

BSSS Annual conference

Hello NSN members, we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Conference in Lancaster next month. We will be holding a tea/coffee reception specifically for NSN members at 10:15 am on 4th September. This will be a great opportunity for us to meet each other. It would be a great help for the catering if you could let me know that you will be attending the reception. Please email me on See you there!

NSN update

Don't forget that the deadline for nominations for Chair of the Northern Soils Network is 25th July 2018. The role of Chair provides a great opportunity to celebrate the activities of this fantastic region, to influence the direction of the Society at Council meetings, and to support Early Career Researchers. Jenny Jones is happy to speak to potential applicants to discuss the details of the role.

NSN Chair needed

Jenny Jones is stepping down as Chair of the Northern Soils Network with effect from 31st December 2018. We are looking for nominations from members of the NSN for election for this role. Jenny will be happy to provide more information on what the role involves. We would like to introduce the new Chair to members at the Annual Conference at Lancaster University in September so suggest that nominations for Chair should be received by 25th July 2018 to allow time for the NSN community to respond to the nominations.

BSSS Annual Conference: Closing Date for Abstracts- 10th June!

Soils are crucial for sustainable development and healthy soils are central to achieving many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With keynote speakers, including Dr Cheryl Palm from the University of Florida, addressing issues such as Soils and Food Security, Climate Change and Health and Water Quality, the British Society of Soil Science 2018 Annual Conference will provide an opportunity to deliberate and discuss these critical topics.