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Thesis Defence: Marieta Marin Bruzos

Thesis Defence: Marieta Marin Bruzos

Title: Actinomycete diversity associated with cherry tree rhizospheres and their potential as microbial inoculants Congratulations to Marieta Marin Bruzos who successfully defended her thesis this past week on March 16, 2020. Please read her abstract below, and CLICK HERE if you would like to know more about Marieta and her research. Abstract: Replant disease may […]

Thesis Defence: Siddhartho Paul

Thesis Defence: Siddhartho Paul

Title: Digital Soil Mapping to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Lower Fraser Valley Using Remote Sensing We are pleased to announce the oral examination of  Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul  (2017-2018) for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science. Sidd is a past president for the PRSSS from 2017-2018 and continues to […]

Job Opportunities: Work Learn Applied Biology Program Support Assistant – Part Time

Job Opportunities: Work Learn Applied Biology Program Support Assistant – Part Time

The Applied Biology (APBI) department of the Land and Food Systems Faculty at UBC is seeking a part time work earn Applied Biology Program Support Assistant. The assistant will work closely with the APBI Education and Research Support Technician to create interesting and informative science displays, design and develop educational outreach boxes to teach all […]

Job Opportunities: UBC Farm

Job Opportunities: UBC Farm

The UBC Farm is hiring a Field Worker and Urban Farmers Volunteer Assistant The Field Worker supports the UBC Farm and CSFS by assisting with day-to-day crop production and land stewardship activities. The Urban Farmers Volunteer Assistant works with the Volunteer Coordinator, the Perennials and Biodiversity Coordinator and other UBC Farm staff to provide daily […]

Job opportunity: Research Associate in Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities, University of British Columbia

Job opportunity: Research Associate in Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities, University of British Columbia

The Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, UBC-Vancouver campus, seeks a Research Associate to undertake research on mycorrhizal fungal communities and forest ecosystem resilience. This research associate will be responsible for undertaking research under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Simard. Responsibilities include: 1) design research projects to elucidate the role of mycorrhizal […]

Soil Fact Playing Cards for Purchase

Soil Fact Playing Cards for Purchase

The PRSSS is proud to present a custom card deck featuring fun soil facts! Card decks can be purchased for $20. See our merchandise page for details   Thanks to everyone who contributed soil facts: Jean-Thomas Cornelis Bryan Driscoll Francis Durnin-Vermette Lewis Fausak Deepa Filatow Taylor Griffin Maja Krzic Katie McMahen Lee-Ann Nelson Amy Norgaard […]

PostDoc Opportunity: Climate/agriculture/natural resource decision support, Washington State University

PostDoc Opportunity: Climate/agriculture/natural resource decision support, Washington State University

Washington State University’s Agricultural, Natural, and Human Systems Modeling group seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate (or a qualified post-masters research associate) with broad interests in facilitating decision support at the intersection of climate, agriculture and natural resources issues in the Pacific Northwest U.S. The position will be based in Pullman, WA with the Department of Biological […]

Job opportunity: Forest Biogeochemist, Scion, New Zealand

Job opportunity: Forest Biogeochemist, Scion, New Zealand

Support research into enhanced forest productivity and sustainability Permanent full-time position Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy. An exciting opportunity is now available for a forest biogeochemist […]

Job opportunity: Asst. Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Job opportunity: Asst. Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

The Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor focusing on digital technologies in agronomy. The position begins July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application Deadline: March 16, 2020 Asst_Professor_Digital_Agronomy_Univ_of_Manitoba

Canadian Soil Science Society Annual Meeting, June 21-25, PEI

Canadian Soil Science Society Annual Meeting, June 21-25, PEI

All event information is available on the CSSS Annual Meeting 2020 website.