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Items related to Soil Research - soil microbiology and biology, soil science, molecular biology, mineralogy and plant physiology.

Chronosequence: MOORCO – Moorland colonisation (Research Page)

Background The MOORCO chronosequence plots use sites where birch (Betula sp.) has naturally colonised moorland to assess changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services following a change in land use from moorland to birch wood. ... Read more

MOORCO – Moorland colonisation (Research Page)

The MOORCO project studies how woodland expansion onto moorland affects biodiversity and ecosystem services. MOORCO stands for moorland colonisation and is an umbrella project encompassing four different experimental platfo ... Read more

Lucinda Robinson (Staff Member)

Lucinda graduated in 1998 from Wye College University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Plant Sciences, and has subsequently accumulated over twelve years of laboratory experience.  She spent seven of these years at a commercial ... Read more

Scotland’s soil resource (Page)

Our research is designed to help protect the nation’s soil Scotland’s soils are the foundation of our primary production industries An agricultural output of £1.75 billion (2005) World records for cer ... Read more

Soil formation (Page)

Soils are created by the weathering of rocks over hundreds to thousands of years. The speed and nature of soil formation is affected by various factors. ... Read more

National Soils Archive (Page)

The National Soils Archive is held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen and consists of the following. ... Read more

Soil treatments and field site (Research Page)

The LTSE field site at Hartwood is a dedicated site and is fenced off to prevent disturbance by grazing livestock. The topsoil, typical of that found in the agricultural land in Scotland is a medium textured sandy clay loam consis ... Read more

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