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Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

#Black in Soil Science

#Black in Soil Science

Inspired by the recent #Black in Geoscience blog post on the EGU Geodynamics Division blog, we decided to highlight Black soil scientists in a separate blog post! As we already mentioned on Twitter, our Soil System Sciences Division Outreach team is busy thinking about what we can do about the lack of diversity, esp. for Black soil scientists in our scientific community. Specifically, how can we i ...[Read More]

Plant carbon allocation, soil nutrient availability and the mycorrhizal business

Plant carbon allocation, soil nutrient availability and the mycorrhizal business

The soil market: plants spend some of their carbon on buying nutrients from mycorrhizae Similar to the way that we take up carbon (C) through the food we eat, plants absorb C in the form of CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, and use it to build sugars (Fig. 1). After having a good snack, our body decides where to send the C it has just gained: should I use it to grow muscles (or fat), ...[Read More]

Our team is growing … unprecedentedly!

Our team is growing … unprecedentedly!

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to our new SSS Early Career Scientist (ECS) & Outreach team. This year, apart from having a new ECS Representative – Layla San Emeterio – we realized that there’s just too much fun for one person! That’s why this year, our division has also elected two ECS Co-representatives: Mika Turunen and Dan Evans. Mika and Dan started immediately helpi ...[Read More]

Trying out the virtual #EGU20 (spoiler: we made it, so should you!)

Trying out the virtual #EGU20 (spoiler: we made it, so should you!)

Firstly, we hope that all of you, as well as your relatives, are staying healthy and safe at home. COVID-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown. We are sure that we can overcome this crisis by supporting each other and making our best with our individual actions. As you have probably noticed, the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 has been officially cancelled. D ...[Read More]