In this webinar, Deyi Hou, Editor of the Soil Use and Management journal, and Paul Nathanail, Director at Land Quality Management Ltd, discuss Green and Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites.
Zoom into Soil: The Peatlands of Wales
In this Zoom into Soil webinar, James Cooke from the Welsh Government and Dr. Peter Jones, the Lead Specialist Advisor at Natural Resources Wales, discuss the Peatlands of Wales.
Over the course of the webinar, they cover:
- A Brief overview of the National Peatland Action Programme and its expansion
- Character of the peat resource
- Ecosystems services approach to peat
- Drivers for peatland delivery, evidence and questions
James Cooke leads the Peatland, Soil and Agricultural land Use Planning team within the Environmental Sustainability Directorate of Welsh Government. James has led on the development of the National Peatland Action Programme since 2019. His wider team covers a wide range of evidence, policy and technical advice including the Soil Policy Evidence Programme, development of a Soil Policy Statement for Wales, and representing soils through the planning systems in Developments of National Significance and mineral extraction cases.
Peter Jones is the Lead Technical Specialist for peatland ecosystems across Wales for Natural Resources Wales. Peter has worked on peatlands in Wales for over 25 years and covers a wide range of evidence, policy support, technical advice and strategic restoration topics, including the Welsh Government funded National Peatland Action Programme.
John Hollis, Fellow of BSSS, and Dr Rebecca Hall, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Teagasc (the Agriculture and Food Development Authority) discuss ‘The Fragile Skin – Its diversity and health’.
Join Professor Tom Crowther, an ecologist in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich and Dr Lisa Cole, a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, for this webinar as they discuss the topic of soil biodiversity.