Researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses could help scientists understand how ecosystems may shift as climate change alters the interplay between plants, microbes and soil.
Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils.
Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and researchers from Finland and Brazil have now developed a method that uses both plant and soil data to produce a map of soil properties.
BBSRC, on behalf also of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Scottish Government, will soon be launching a call for research to address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.
The Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference title: "Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future".
Today the society launches this year's two day Annual Conference which will take place at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September.
The British Society of Soil Science is pleased to announce a virtual issue of the European Journal of Soil Science to meet the recent resurgence in interest in earthworm research.