PhD

How to survive the ‘daunting’ PhD reviews

I’ve recently passed (or should I say battled my way through) my first annual PhD review. Has it really been a year since I started?? How time flies. This was by far the most daunting aspect of my PhD to date. Throughout…
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Erosion in Maize

Grower’s responses to erosion in Maize The River Lugg Catchment is currently failing its water quality targets due to sediment and phosphorus arising from soil erosion, mainly under Maize cropping. Two Cranfield PhD projects are looking at different components of…
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A catch up from the North!

Its been a while since I last blogged for The Dirt Doctors! Therefore, I thought that I’d give you an update as to what’s been happening in my PhD world. Firstly, I can’t believe that 10 months has passed since I…
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ISPMF 2015 – Shanghai Knights!

I was very grateful to receive an MSB Early-Career Researcher grant in April 2015 from the Society of Biology, which supported my attendance to the International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine & Food (ISPMF2015, Shanghai – CHINA). The event took…
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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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Soil data, soil information and soil maps

Many have realised that global soil information is currently inadequate for addressing the global challenges of food security, water resource protection and climate change mitigation. However, only in recent years has significant funding been invested into soils information generation across…
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A Scottish fieldwork adventure!

A number of my fellow PhD peers often ask what field or experimental work I undertake as part of my PhD research. My answer being that I am predominantly desk-based, mostly using an assortment of datasets and computer software to model…
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#EGU15 – Day 3

So another day passes and lots more science has been seen. I think that this was one of my most interesting days of the week so far. After grabbing a coffee and a muffin to start me on my day,…
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