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Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

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

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

Soils do a lot! From supporting food production and filtering water, to storing carbon, cycling nutrients, and hosting organisms, soils are fundamental for our day-to-day lives. But take a look around you. If you’re like me – sitting in an office at the moment – your feet rest upon a carpeted floor, you’re surrounded by four walls, and the only view out of the window is that of a ribbon of tarmac ...[Read More]

#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]