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Soil science

Soil science is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

There are 114 pages tagged with Soil science:

Seedling performance is modulated by soil properties and soil microorganisms

How do soil properties and microorganisms in the soil influence seedling growth? David Castro, PhD student in Vaughan Hurry’s group at UPSC and SLU showed in his PhD thesis that understanding this

How agriculture can get fast and reliable information about concentrations of elements in arable land

In order to fertilize correctly and reduce the risk of undesirable concentrations of elements in food production, good methods are required for measuring and mapping elements in arable land. A new

Diss Karl Adler

Digital soil mapping and portable X-ray fluorescence prediction of cadmium, copper and zinc concentrations as decision support for crop production charlotta.eriksson@slu.se Karl Adler defends his

Farm vehicles heavy as dinosaurs jeopardize food security

Farm vehicles are becoming so heavy that they jeopardize future food security in Europe, America and Australia. Larger and more flexible tires have limited the damage on the surface, but below the

Webinar: Nordic Living Labs and Lighthouses

Webinar: Nordic Living Labs and Lighthouses amanda.oberg@slu.se What are living labs and lighthouses in the EU mission ’A Soil Deal for Europe’? What potential living labs and lighthouses do we

Karl Adler nails his doctoral thesis

Karl Adler nails his doctoral thesis amanda.oberg@slu.se Welcome to the nailing of Karl Adler’s thesis ”Digital soil mapping and portable X-ray fluorescence prediction of cadmium, copper and zinc

Webinar: results from the project SIREN

amanda.oberg@slu.se Welcome to a webinar where results from the research project SIREN will be presented. SIREN has inventoried indicator systems for assessing soil quality and ecosystem services.

Docent Lecture Karin Eklöf

Docent Lecture by Karin Eklöf vattenmiljo-webb@slu.se Karin Eklöf will talk about mercury in water and soils (in Swedish) Karin Eklöf will give her docent lecture in the subject Environmental

SLU professor awarded with prestigious EU research grant to study the phosphorus cycle

One of the most prestigious research grants in Europe, the European Research Councils’ Consolidator Grant, has been awarded to Professor Marie Spohn at SLU. The generous funding of 1.94 million euros

New projects on continuous cover forestry

New projects on continuous cover forestry teresia.borgman@slu.se The Future Forests platform invites researchers to a workshop on potential new research projects on continuous cover forestry. This

What is the current state of higher education in soil science in Europe?

To strengthen research capacity and get new knowledge on climate adaption and mitigation for agricultural soils, the current state of soil science in higher education in Europe is being investigated.

Diss Fahri Hasby

Impacts of clear-cutting on soil fungal communities and their activities in boreal forests - A metatranscriptomic approach charlotta.eriksson@slu.se Fahri Hasby defends his thesis "Impacts of