The Soil Research Centre is pleased to announced the winners of the 2013 SRC Photo Competition:
Photo Title: Cambisol with erosion gully due to improper management and an increased rainfall. (Olive grove in Mediterranean area)
Author: Maria Luisa Fernandez (PhD in Environmental Science)
Photo Title: Collecting soil samples for analysis of phytoliths, charcoal and stable carbon isotopes, to learn more about the environmental impact of pre-Colombian Amazon cultures.
Author: Dr Frank Mayle (Reader in Ecosystems Ecology)
Photo Title: Removing a soil block sample from an archaeological hearth in Iraqi Kurdistan for export to the University of Reading for microscopic analysis of stratified soil deposits.
Author: Sarah Elliott (PhD Archaeology)
Photo Title: Soil sampling on a small-scale mining site in the Western Region of Ghana. Taken on fieldwork which aims to look at the impact of mining on forest carbon stocks. Some miners couldn’t understand why I wanted soil, but wasn’t interested in gold!
Author: Mark Hirons (PhD in Agriculture)
The winning pictures are also on display at the SRC website:
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!
SRC will soon invite submissions for the 2014 Photo Competition.