This team carries out research into processes in the 'critical zone', which we rely upon to grow food, maintain ecosystems, filter water and store carbon in the biosphere. We examine and monitor soils at microscopic, catchment and national scales to better understand these properties and processes that are important to the natural environment and to society.
Can farmers' soil analyses be used to monitor important soil indicators across England and Wales?
To provide a high-resolution map of soil parent materials for the UK and associated property data for understanding soil functions.
Our aim in this project is to understand processes of environmental change in an upland soil-geoscape developed on resistant metasedimentary rocks.
The aim of this study is to investigate the role of scale on soil moisture.
Accurately assessing stocks of carbon in the soil is important because in many areas the soil is expected to emit carbon into the atmosphere as temperatures rise and microbial activity increases.
A novel test for measuring soil aggregate stability.
Contact Dr Barry Rawlins for more information.