10 September 2014

Graduate researchers at the Lancaster Environment Centre made a clean sweep of the awards at a recent British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) meeting

Jack Poleykett won the prize for the best student paper for his talk on ‘Dual signature tracer: a new tool for soil management and research’. Jack is doing a PhD through the Centre for Global Eco Innovation which pairs graduate researchers with companies and organisations wanting to develop their business offering through environmental research. See Jack’s recent video about his particle tracking research, carried out with Partrac Consulting.

Fellow PhD student, Kirsty Ross, won the best student poster prize for ‘Phosphorus transfer from soil to water under dry/wet extremes and potential climate and land use changes in catchments.’

Lancaster post doctoral researcher Daniel Menezes-Blackburn was first in the  best overall poster category for his explanation of ‘Exploiting root exudation of organic acids and phytases to enhance plant utilisation of soil phosphorus’.

Robert Hardy and Ying Wang both came third in the paper and poster category respectively at the BSSS meeting on ‘Delving into the dark - emerging techniques, approaches and tools for soils research’ held at Manchester University.

The same week PhD student Ann Kretschmar won the poster prize at the British Hydrological Society Symposium in Birmingham for her explanation of ‘Reversing hydrology: Estimation of sub-hourly rainfall time-series from streamflow’. She is working on developing a tool for improving estimates of catchment rainfall.

Reversing hydrology poster