Zoom into Soil: Celebrating the Work of Early Career Researchers

Jun 9, 2021 | Videos

Zoom into Soil: Celebrating the Work of Early Career Researchers, chaired by Dr Xavier Portell-Canal, a Research Fellow at Cranfield University, features Laura Schnee, a Doctoral Candidate student at the University of Bremen, and Lorenzo Rossi, a Research Fellow at the University of Milan, with their presentations, ‘Rethinking scientific publishing: a perspective from the next generation of soil scientists‘ and ‘Mental health is not optional: solution-driven thoughts on wellbeing in academia‘.

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