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Soil Matters

Cranfield University
School of Applied Sciences
Contact Provider
Short Course
Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

5 day course - FREE

Course overview

This FREE training course will offer you core skills in soil systems focusing on practical, experimental and field based science. It provides a comprehensive context for all soil-related research work and also covers skills that are transferrable to other environmental sciences. 

NERC funded PhD students and early career researchers have  priority but others can apply for limited places.

Course Topics

  • Characterising the key features of the soil environment  and their impacts on soil quality and functioning
  • Field work (field survey, classification, sampling)
  • Laboratory skills (physical, biological and chemical properties)
  • Designing statistically valid experimental work in the field and laboratory, using a range of methodologies and techniques
  • Handling, analysing and interpreting large soil data sets
  • Introducing modelling approaches in soil systems
  • Linking soil science research to policy and regulation.

On completion of this course the delegate will:

  • Be able to put your research into context
  • Have completed a skills refresher in soil science.

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