We welcome twelve new students to the STARS CDT today. The students are based throughout the country with at least one at each of the eight core partner institutes. The group will meet regularly to attend joint STARS training sessions, the first being the Welcome meeting in November. We wish them all the best of luck throughout […]
It was great to see so many current and future STARS students at the joint meeting of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the NERC Soil Security Program (SSP) recently. The meeting was held during the first week of September at Reading University and saw the first cohort of STARS students presenting posters of […]
A great job opportunity with STARS, closing date 18th September 2016. We are looking for an enthusiastic Innovation Fellow with experience of the research environment, innovation and connecting research with policy, to deliver a Policy and Innovation Boost for soil science as part of the STARS CDT consortium.
STARS is excited to announce that the latest call for research project proposals is now open. Further details are available here. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 30th September 2016, for October 2017 start.
STARS students are currently engrossed in the Statistical Methods For Soil Science course run by Murray Lark and Ron Corstanje at Cranfield University where, according to Murray, “They’ll plot, analyze, present and maybe even get muddy!” Next on the horizon, after Easter, are the “Introduction & Foundation to Soil Science”, and ” Introduction to Soil […]
Another chance to apply for this fully funded STARS studentship based at Nottingham University. New deadline FRIDAY 4th MARCH. Further details can be found here
There are 21 great studentships to choose from; download the application form here , then submit your completed application here. Deadline for applications is 24th January 2016 for 1st October 2016 start.
During the enjoyable STARS Welcome meeting in November, students and staff joined forces to make a short film, outlining why soil is so important to us all. Take a look at it here
The successful STARS welcome meeting was swiftly followed by the BSSS Annual Conference in London, to which all the new STARS Students went. Here are a few photos of the event.
Paul George setting up to extract nematodes from soil. The experiment will compare the diversity and amount of nematodes in soils of contrasting organic matter status. This forms part of an assessment of the importance of soil organic matter in regulating soil biodiversity and functioning.