SSS
Soil System Sciences

Dan Evans

I hold a 75th Anniversary Research Fellowship as a Soil Scientist at Cranfield University's Soil and Agrifood Institute. I lead both fundamental and applied research, principally focusing on soil formation, and the parent materials from which soil is formed. The basis of this work takes place at the interface between soil and weathered bedrock called saprolite. This zone represents a ‘final frontier’ at the bottom of many soil profiles, and one which is likely to become more critical as soils around the world continue to erode to bedrock. However, I also study soil formation across a wide variety of environmental domains including natural ‘pristine’ ecosystems, agricultural landscapes, and urban spaces.

The importance of our SSS (…Soil Support Staff!) #9

The importance of our SSS (…Soil Support Staff!) #9

As we edge ever closer to the end of the year, here at EGU SSS, we are busy preparing for another excellent exhibition of soil science at next year’s EGU General Assembly. (Don’t forget to submit your abstracts by 12th January 2022). Of course, very little soils research could take place without the work carried out by technicians, laboratory assistants, and research support staff. Thi ...[Read More]

The importance of our SSS (…Soil Support Staff!) #8

The importance of our SSS (…Soil Support Staff!) #8

Our monthly series, Technician of the Month, is back after a restorative Summer break. This month, we continue on our quest to celebrate the wonderful work carried out by technicians, laboratory assistants, and research support staff in soil science. This monthly blog post is our opportunity to thank these key individuals, and their tireless efforts to maintain our laboratories, carry out fieldwor ...[Read More]