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Dirt Docs Review of the Year 2017

“In our final blog post of the year, PhD student Grant Campbell reviews the year of 2017 for Dirt Doctors” It’s hard to believe that it is nearly the end of 2017! This means it is time for me to…
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My Journey in Soil Science

” In this segment of #YourCareerInSoilOrPlantSciences Professor Budiman Minasny at the University of Sydney describes his career through soil science to date.” Thirty years ago I didn’t see myself as a soil scientist or a researcher. How did I get…
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Measuring soil movement from space

“In this recent blog post, Matthew North gives some information on the work he is doing in his PhD on soil movement” In the UK we rely on infrastructure for transport, trade and commerce. According to the UK government, there…
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To Blog or not to Blog?

“In his latest blog post on science communication, the Soil Security Programme’s Jeremy LeLean discusses the pros and cons of science communication through blogging.” That is the question. Should you have you own blog?  Perhaps, but you could end up…
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Remarkable moments in my professional career

“In this short reflective piece, Johan Bouma, Professor in Soil Science at Wageningen University, in The Netherlands discusses his remarkable moments from his career in soils.” Quite arbitrarily, I have selected four moments that I clearly remember and that had,…
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My Career in Soil Science

“In the latest installment of our #YourCareerInSoilOrPlantSciences segment, Paul Hallett reflects on his interesting journey so far.” I have only met three people who wanted to be soil scientists from a young age.  All of them are graduates of the…
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A personal journey to discover the nature of soils

“In the most recent edition of #YourCareerInSoilOrPlantSciences, Matthew Shepherd from Natural England gives his personal view in discovering soils.” I could always “get” nature.  Birds appearing in my garden or on long holiday drives as a child could be readily…
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