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Methodological bias associated with soluble protein recovery from soil

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Another STARS paper out. Congratulations to Lucy on this one. 
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STARS in Rio – STARS

Congratulations to Hannah Cooper and Jasmine Burr-Hersey, cohort 1 STARS students, who have been awarded travel grants by the British Society for Soil Science to travel to the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August.  This is an amazing opportunity for them to join such a large and prestigious […]
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STARS CDT on Twitter: "Congratulations to @DanEvansol @STARScdt on winning the prize for best 2nd year talk at Graduate School for the Environment @LancsUniLECPG PGR conference on Friday, with his ...

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STARS: Fieldwork in Tenerife with Cohort 2

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The second cohort of STARS (Soils Training and Research Studentships) carried out a week of fieldwork in Tenerife and La Gomera in January, expertly led by
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Soil Productive Lifespan: Interview with Dan Evans

Dan Evans, a researcher from Lancaster University, explains the concept of the Soil Productive Lifespan and why we need more knowledge of soil formation rates.
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Lewis Rose, STARS cohort 2, wins BSSS members Photograph Competition

Lewis received almost 60% of the vote, with 170 members voting in total, for his photograph taken at a recent NERC-funded Tropical Soils Workshop in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It shows a demonstration of new techniques a local farmer is experimenting with in association with local scientists. By allowing organic matter to build in the soil, and reducing tillage, Claudio has seen myriad benefits and become a true role model!

The photograph will be used on the front cover of the June 2017 edition of the Auger which will be sent to all members next month.

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STARS- Innovation and Collaboration across the Academia-Industry-Policy Boundary

STARS CDT is a virtual college consisting of 8 institutions across the UK. Collaborating Universities include, Lancaster University, Bangor University
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Phil Haygarth, STARS director tals about innovation work within the STARS CDT.

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STARS award winner 3 times over – STARS

Cohort 1 STARS student Jasmine Burr-Hersey has been awarded the University of Nottingham Graduate Travel Prize and $1000 from the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), towards her trip to Brazil for the World Congress of Soil Science. This is on top of her BSSS award, mentioned in a previous STARS news item. The Nottingham […]
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The Hidden Half of Plants - The University of Nottingham

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University of Nottingham: The Hidden Half. Using X-ray computed tomography to look at plant roots.
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‘Exciting developments for 3rd year STARS student Jasmine Burr-Hersey, who has been involved in an outreach project in conjunction with the Hounsfield 3D X-Ray Computed Tomography facility at the University of Nottingham. Last week launched the new website which showcases the wonderful world of plant roots. Both images and videos of undisturbed root systems of a variety fruits, vegetables and crops can be accessed. This project was funded by the BBSRC and supported by Thomspons and Morgan, Herbiseed and Kings Crops. Work was conducted at the Hounsfield Facility which is supported by ERC, BBSRC and The Wolfson Foundation. The website can be found at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/hiddenhalf/ and updates of new root systems are posted directly on twitter: @UoNHiddenHalf and Youtube: UoN Hidden Half.’
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STARS student accepted on AMR training programme

Congratulations to Alex Williams, in the second year of his PhD with STARS, who has been accepted on to the National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research. Alex, whose project is looking at antibiotic resistance on the farm, evaluating risks to soils, crops and human health, will join a multidisciplinary group of PhD […]
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STARS student awarded £19,000 grant for the first-ever study of UK Arable Soil Formation Rates – STARS

STARS student awarded £19,000 grant for the first-ever study of UK Arable Soil Formation Rates – STARS | STARS Centre for Doctoral Training - Creating the next generation of soil scientists. | Scoop.it
STARS PhD Researcher Dan Evans (Lancaster University) was last month awarded a £19,000 grant from the NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (CIAF). Based in East Kilbride, Scotland, the facility provides cosmogenic radionuclide analytical facilities to scientists interested in yielding fundamental information about rates of landform evolution. Dan spent just under a year formulating the application […]
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A STAR placement in Defra - Government Science and Engineering

A STAR placement in Defra - Government Science and Engineering | STARS Centre for Doctoral Training - Creating the next generation of soil scientists. | Scoop.it
The official blog of the Government Science and Engineering profession.
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STARS communications

STARS CDT - The importance of communicating science

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The latest STARS CDT film addresses the importance of communicating science to stakeholders, policy makers and end users. We see the students discussing the art of adapting to different audiences, taking specific research outcomes to produce a general message, creating real impact.
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Two New Film STARS

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The STARS Centre for Doctoral Training are developing resources to support the soil science community. As part of this endeavour a number of short films have
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An Introduction to STARS CDT by Prof Phil Haygarth

Prof Phil Haygarth offers a brief introduction to STARS, how the CDT came about, why STARS is special and how STARS are training the next generation of soi
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Prizewinning STARS PhD researcher - Dan Evans

A football themed presentation into how long arable soils will last in the UK wins an early career researcher a top prize from the British Society of Soil Science

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STARS in the field – The Dirt Doctors

“In this guest blog post, PhD researchers Emily Dowdeswell and Dan Evans, on behalf of the STARS (Soils Training and Research Studentships) Centre for Doctoral Training review an exciting week in the field.
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