South West Soil Discussion Group

South West Soil Discussion Group

The South West England Soils Discussion Group (SWESDiG) was set up in 1975 to stimulate interest in the study of soils in the Region, and provide a means whereby individuals from different institutions and fields of activity can meet to discuss problems and topics of common interest.Membership of the group is free. Meetings are organised on an ad hoc basis on selected themes relevant to the wider study of soils, land use and the environment in the South West.

Group Chair: Dr Martin Blackwell

Group Secretary: Dr Rob Parkinson

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Latest posts

Early Careers Researcher Conference 2019

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.


SW members' update - we'd like to meet you!

Dear all,

You will have seen the recent message from our new Chair, Leila Froud, and we have begun her time in the position with a very productive committee meeting this morning.

The committee are looking forward to providing at least two main events next year: one with Plymouth University on the topic of soil erosion; and one with Natural England looking at nature reserves and soil awareness. Exact dates for these are being decided and the committee will be talking to prospective speakers in the next few weeks.


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