PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
We are pleased to announce the date for the 2020 Soil Biology Lab Skills Course: 15 – 19 June 2020.
Soils deliver a range of soil functions; primary productivity, nutrient cycling, a habitat for biodiversity, water regulation and purification and the breakdown of soil organic matter, which can contribute to climate regulation.
Soil biota play an important role in regulating and controlling many of the processes which support these five soil functions. Therefore we need to know which biological methods to apply, to be able to understand the role of soil biodiversity in soil functions. It is also important to know how these biological measures relate to the varying chemical and physical conditions found in soils and the effect of management and climate.
It is a 5 day course, providing a mixture of interactive lectures and practical sessions each day and is limited to just 20 places.
All methods described in the course will be made available to participants as well as advice on how to analyse the data.