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
Hi NSN members
Ian Beecher-Jones of the Soil & Water Management Centre is after a speaker on soil biology for an event with Harper Adams and Catchment Sensitive Farming.
The venue is the CONKERS Visitor Centre, Rawdon Rd, Moira, DE12 6DQ.
Time 10 am to 2 pm.
If anyone can help please contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that transforms public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.
A quick reminder to register for the Early Career Researcher's conference in York 7-8 April. An excellent opportunity to network and discover the latest research happening around the country. A great opportunity for PhD students to practice public speaking among friends!
Abstracts close 2 Feb!
See you there!
Free Event at Newcastle University to celebrate World Soils Day.
Keynote speaker is Stephen Nortcliff, Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, University of Reading.
NSN needs your help. Can anyone in the Manchester area help visit the William Hulme’s Grammar School http://www.whgs-academy.org/ on 5th December to discuss soil with pupils and plant a tree as part of the celebrations for the International Year of Soils.
Senior Research Associate in Plant-Soil-Nutrient Interactions
Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394
Closing Date: Thursday 13 November 2014
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a NERC-funded post-doctoral position, tenable for three years, to investigate the development of a suite of novel land conditioners and plant fertilizers from the waste streams of biomass energy generation.
5th December is world soils day!
To mark this, the BSSS will be going to schools across the country to plant a tree and to highlight soil science.
Can you please email me the name and address of a school in your county that would be a contender for this activity in the north of England. Deadline for passing this to BSSS HQ is 17 Oct, so not long!
I will also need help with this, so lots of volunteers welcome!
Lancaster University will lead on training scientists of the future who will improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today’s global challenges, including food, water and energy security.
The 2015 Early Career researchers’ (ECR) conference will be held at the University of York on the 7th and 8th of April.
Running since 1986, this conference brings together vibrant PhD students in the area of soil science.
An important aim of the ECR conference is to provide a platform for early career researchers to present their work and network with their peers and colleagues. This conference is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for students to showcase, discuss and disseminate their work in a formal setting.