Damien Burnell, 26, from Cowbridge, South Glamorgan, won the British Society for Soil Science Undergraduate prize when he graduated from Harper Adams University at the end of September.
Damien, who completed the honours degree in Agriculture with Crop Management was deemed to have produced the best undergraduate final year dissertation on a soils-related topic.
Nichola Taylor graduated from Harper Adams University at the end of September, postgraduate student Nicola graduated with a Masters degree in Soil and Water Management, from Groeslon, Caernarfon, was awarded the British Society for Soil Science (Postgraduate) prize, for submitting the best postgraduate final year dissertation on a soils-related topic.
New Publication from Society Member Richard MacEwan - Soil Research Special Issue, Volume 53, Number 6 edited by Richard MacEwan. October 2015 by CSIRO Publishing, 140 pages; ISBN: SR53/06 – AU $ 75.00.
The IUSS Secretariat was sad to learn that our distinguished colleague Dr. Marcel Jamagne passed away on the 30th of September 2015. He was 83 years old. He was the father of soil mapping in France and a leading scientist for harmonized soil databases at the European Union and world level. He had been the president of the French Soil Science Society which organized the World Congress of Soil Science in Montpellier, France, in 1998.