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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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The final hurrah: #EGU15

Firstly, many apologies for the delay in this blog post. Thursday was the day of my presentation, and so I was preparing myself for this and having a couple of celebratory drinks and dinner after it was completed. Then friday came…
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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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#EGU15 Day 2

After a long nights sleep, I felt somewhat more prepared for the 2nd day of talks at EGU 15. What I learnt from the first day was to admit that you cannot simply see everything. Taking breaks is also a…
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EGU General Assembly 2015 – An introduction

So, this week I’ve jetted from Cranfield to the wonderful city of Vienna, Austria for the European Geosciences Union’s (EGU) General Assembly of 2015. Incidentally, this is my first time attending this prestigious conference, and I have been excited about the…
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BSSS Early Careers Research Conference 2015

Earlier this week, the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) hosted an Early Careers Research Conference at the University of York. Running since 1986, the conference brings together vibrant PhD students in the area of soil science. BSSS regard an important…
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