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Bringing science to the people in Edinburgh!

Rosie McDonald is a PhD student at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Edinburgh and is part of the NERC IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership. Her research focuses on quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from freshwaters and lake sediments. Rosie…
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Groundswell Agriculture Conference 2017

“In another recent post, Tom Storr reflects on his experiences from the recent Groundswell Agriculture Conference with fellow Cranfield PhD students.” Groundswell Agriculture is a soil health, zero till and mob grazing orientated conference aimed at farmers interested in these…
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Pedometrics Conference Blog

“In this blog post, Grant Campbell discusses his highlights from the recent Pedometrics Conference he attended in Wageningen.” At the end of June, I attended my first ever international PhD conference in Wageningen, Holland centred around the theme of Pedometrics….
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STARS in the field

“In this guest blog post, PhD researchers Emily Dowdeswell and Dan Evans, on behalf of the STARS (Soils Training and Research Studentships) Centre for Doctoral Training review an exciting week in the field. Funded by NERC and BBSRC, STARS is…
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Soil Dirt Doctors blog

“In our next edition of ‘Your Career in Soil or Plant Sciences’  Plant Ecologist Rob Brooker from The James Hutton Institute shares his career experiences so far.” Let’s be honest with one another right from the start: I work on…
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Soil Early Careers Researchers Conference 2017

“In this latest blog post, Grant Campbell personally reflects upon his time at the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) Early Careers Researchers (ECR) Conference at Lancaster University” Last week, I attended the BSSS ECR conference at Lancaster University. This…
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A soil geographer’s journey

“The next blog post in our #YourCareerInSoilOrPlantSciences segment comes from Bradley Miller from Iowa State University” I have always loved maps. When I was a kid, topographic maps were my favourite because I could read the different place names and…
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The world of tea – from bush to bag!

“Tea lover and PhD student Siobhan Gardiner shares thoughts on an IFST technical visit she organised for members in March 2017.” Last month, agrifood scientists and the Institute of Food Science & Technology were brought together by a love of tea….
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A career in soils

“In our recent “Your Career in Soil or Plant Sciences feature, Professor Richard Bardgett from the University of Manchester describes his journey so far” Looking at some of the other blogs, I think I am a bit unusual because from…
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Hutton Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

“In this recent Dirt Doctors post, Grant Campbell reviews the recent James Hutton Institute Postgraduate Student event in Birnam” On Thursday and Friday last week, I joined PhD students from Aberdeen and Dundee James Hutton Institute sites for our Annual…
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