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2017 South West England Section Conference

Held in association with the South West Soils Discussion Group

Biographies and Abstracts

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Conference presentations can be downloaded below. Please click the presentation title to download a PDF version

An Introduction to the British Society of Soil Science and to Rothamsted Research
Dr Tegan Darch (Sustainable Agricultural Sciences, Rothamsted North Wyke)

Mud, Dirt or Soil - The Answer Lies in the Ecosystem
Nick Coppin

Underground Movement - Why Soil Life Matters  (not yet available)
Dr Matthew Shepherd (Senior Environmental Specialist, Soil Biodiversity, Natural England)

Topsoil Misuse and Alternatives - Lessons from the Eden Project
Dr Tony Kendle (Eden Project)

Think Soils: Why SW Ecologists Should be More Aware of Soil Structure
Dr Richard Smith (Environment Agency)

Restoring Grassland Diversity Based on Soil Properties
Dr Rob Dunn (Ecologist, Rothamsted Research)

Stemming the Flow - Manging Sediment and Surface Water on the Salisbury Plain Training Area
Charles Bentley (ADAS)

Putting Soils Back Together - Design of Soil Systems & Profiles as Part of Habitat Creation and Restoration
Bruce Lascelles (Arcadis)

The Handling and Moving of Soils - We Need a Different Profile (not yet available)
Will Bond (Alaska Ecological Consulting)