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
Hello all! It is great pleasure to announce that Kirsty Ross, a PhD student at Lancaster University has offered to be the NSN Student Representative. Kirsty offered her help at the BSSS AGM and will be a valued member of the regional group.
Kirsty, pictured centre collecting her 1st prize for her poster at the AGM (nice one Kirsty!) is studying phosphorous transfer from soil to water.
The Council meeting went well today. Key thing for NSN is to have meetings and field day activities. This not only gets people together, but also brings some funds into the charity. If you have any thoughts on a meeting then do please let me know at NSN@soils.org.uk
Early Careers Conference - York, April 2015
This is a great opportunity for PhD and post-docs to co-organise and attend this fully funded conference. Please let your students in your departments know about this event. More details will follow.
Here is the first group post for NSN on the new-look BSSS website.
This is our space to share news, discuss soil matters in the North and keep communications going.
To kick off, here is a photo of myself with Anthony Hough at the Myerscough College graduation ceremony in June. Anthony won the BSSS Soil Science award for his MSc studies in sports turf science.
Coming up is the AGM in Manchester, 3-4 Sep. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Pete Shanahan (NSN chair)