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Soils for Secure & Sustainable Societies

First Soil Research Centre Annual Stakeholder Event

10th December 2014, Palmer Building

  • Provide an efficient forum for engagement between external partners and academics by consolidating activity and outputs across multiple projects
  • Strengthen and develop long-term relationships with our partners
  • Identify opportunities for co-production of cross-disciplinary knowledge that meets our partners' needs


12.30 Networking lunch

13.30 Presentations: 'Research Highlights'

Event Abstracts

Overview, Joanna Clark

Soil & Food Security, Martin Lukac

Soil & Built Environment, Chris Collins

Soil & Climate, Anne Verhoef

Soil & The Past, John Carson

15.00 Coffee and posters

15.30 Workshop: Working together to deliver soils for secure and sustainable societies (see Workshop Feedback and Actions)

16.30 Drinks reception and posters

(see Poster Presentations)

Sponsored by British Society of Soil Science

17.00 Soil Research Centre Annual Lecture

Sponsored by British Society of Soil Science

Supporting soils with science and commerce to deliver the sustainable intensification of agriculture

Robin Oliver, Syngenta. Invited Speaker.

For more information, contact:

Joanna Clark, Director of the Soil Research Centre (

Holly Owens, Centre for Food Security (