How Healthy Soils Could Reverse Climate Change

4 September

  Image credit: haglundc via Flickr From an article by 'The Allegheny Front' Kristen Ohlson is the author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. She says up to 80...[Read More]

Bolus Over! Look at the effect of Organic Matter

4 September

This is the top 2 soil horizons from a Red Chromosol at Jamestown in the Mid North of South Australia. A clay bolus was formed from the top 8cm (on right of photo) and then from the next 12cm of soil (on left of photo). The soil friability is...[Read More]

Sampson Flat bushfire Impact Being Closely Followed

28 August

Image credit: ABC News A team from the University of Adelaide is closely following the impact the Sampson Flat bushfire has had on the soil beneath it. The team is collecting hundreds of soil samples from the burnt and unaffected forest areas...[Read More]

Scientists Brimming with Enthusiasm About Aussie Soils

7 August

AS scientists around the globe take a doomsday perspective on global soils, Australian soil scientists are enthusiastic about the future of our soils. Through the input of soil carbon, soils are able to improve soil structure, which in turn...[Read More]

Carbon Recycling

28 August

This is a fantastic video; simple yet elegant. Dr Will Brinton explains how a C atom can be cycled through the soil, air and plant in a matter of hours.

Little Critters Slowing Carbon Emissions

22 May

Image credit: Henrik Larsson 'Feedback' occurs when the outputs of a system are 'fed back' as inputs to the same system. In the case of carbon emission in soil, when carbon is released, it contributes to global warming, which in turn warms...[Read More]

Soil and Human Security in the 21st Century

15 May

Photo Credit: Brent Stirton/Getty Images Source: This recent paper does an excellent job of explaining the 'domestication' of soils over the past 200 years. A follow on from the previous...[Read More]