IYS2015

Making Soils Count!

Earlier this week I took a day out of the office to attend what looked like a very interesting networking event in Perth on ‘Making Soils Count’,  organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The meeting’s purpose was to take stock and share…
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Soil on the menu; the practice of geophagy

Last week, scientists reported in the journal, PloS One that Chimpanzees have been supplementing their mineral intake by ingesting clay soil. The ingesting of soil, or geophagy, although not widely discussed, is a common occurrence amongst both animals and humans; ingestion being both voluntary…
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Soil School!

If you weren’t already aware, 2015 has been dedicated the International Year of Soil by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. It is mainly because of this that led to this blogs inception. But importantly, it was also because of…
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[Soil] Science ambush at Soapbox Science

This week we are lucky enough to have another guest blogger. Dr Jacqueline (Jack) Hannam, an avid science communicator and resident soil scientist at Cranfield University, explains about her day spent standing on a soapbox talking about our favourite natural…
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Facing the Future 2015

After a busy few weeks in the office dealing with PhD affairs, I decided to head to another science conference to increase my networks and connections. However, this one was of a very different nature to those that I’ve previously…
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Guest Blog: Soil is Life!

This week we have a guest blogger! Clare Humphries, who has been an avid supporter of our blog since its pre-conception, and is the Agrifood Information Specialist at Cranfield University, offers us an insight into her day at Rothamsted’s latest public engagement day, Soil…
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