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STARS award winner 3 times over

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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STARS in Rio

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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See the wonderful world of plant roots

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 saw the launch of a new website which showcases the wonderful world of plant roots. Both images and videos of undisturbed root […]

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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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An additional studentship for STARS

STARS is happy to announce that we have been awarded an additional studentship through the NERC National Productivity Investment Fund. Projects for this studentship are currently being sought and will be advertised on the STARS website soon. This is a great opportunity, building on the successful PhD level soils science training, which the STARS CDT […]

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STARS at the EGU

As part of the STARS training programme, cohort 1 attended the European Geoscience Union (EGU) assembly this April, accompanied by STARS director, Phil Haygarth. As well being able to appreciate the breadth of science presentations at the week-long event, STARS students were more deeply involved, co-convening a session in the Soil Systems Science division of […]

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STARS student awarded £19,000 grant for the first-ever study of UK Arable Soil Formation Rates

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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STARS on the move again

Cohort 2 have recently returned from a very successful fieldtrip to Tenerife, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in Cohort 1 and in search of those teabags so carefully buried there for them. The trip was led by Davey Jones, Dave Chadwick, Andy Tye and Emma Sayer, with a guest appearance by Phil Haygarth. […]

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STARS film on the art of good communication

The STARS CDT has produced another short film addressing the importance of effective communication of scientific research to stakeholders, policy makers and end users. The film features STARS students discussing their experiences of communication, from government policy briefings to practical advice for farmers. As well as the students, we hear from experts in the field of […]

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