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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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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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