18.03.19

On the track of soil carbon – in an ancient wood

In the third of our fieldwork updates from the SOC-D soil sampling team, the team are at work in Oxfordshire during some surprisingly warm weather…Spring has arrived at Wytham Woods, a little woodland...

20.12.18

On the track of soil carbon – along the Roman roads

The second winter fieldwork update from Dr Sabine Reinsch, as the SOC-D soil sampling team head to Surrey...Christmas is approaching quickly – it’s the week of 26th-30th November 2018 already and we...

17.12.18

On the track of soil carbon – out and about across the UK

Soils roughly store 1505 Petagrams of carbon globally, or 1,000,000,000,000 kilograms (Batjes, 2014)!But soils are not all the same. Soils are of different origins, influenced by glaciers, weather and...

01.12.17

NERC Council visit to CEH at Bangor

Dr Sabine Reinsch, a soil ecologist based at our Bangor site, tells us more about a visit by NERC Council, which is NERC's top level decision-making body...Members of the NERC Council visited the...

13.09.17

Climate manipulation experiment receives new infrastructure

18-year Welsh climate manipulation experiment receives new infrastructure. Dr Sabine Reinsch, a soil ecologist, explores what the investment means for CEH's long-term climate manipulation experiment...

01.09.17

On the connection of soil health and food production

Dr Sabine Reinsch tells us more about a UK-China research collaboration which aims to tackle agricultural over-fertilization and connected soil health issues...China's population, presently around 1...

21.08.17

Slurry crusts, greenhouse gas emissions and methane-consuming bacteria

Dr Sabine Reinsch explains more about a new paper looking at methane-consuming bacteria present in liquid slurry crusts and their potential effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions...The...

11.04.17

On how to maximise the contribution of long-term experiments to global science…

Climate change affects our lives: floods destroy urban and natural areas, droughts cause plants to wilt and harm our soils, and constantly increasing carbon dioxide concentrations transform the earth...

13.03.17

Soils store carbon – or do they? The effect of climate change on soil carbon

Dr Sabine Reinsch gives an overview of a new paper in Biogeochemistry detailing a soil carbon study at a long-term experimental site in Denmark...The global soil carbon stock is estimated to be 2000...