Welsh Soils Discussion Group

The Welsh Soils Discussion Group, which is affiliated to the British Society of Soil Science, held their winter meeting at IBERS on 1st February and BEACON energy crop scientist Dr Elaine Jensen was in attendance. One of the topics discussed was carbon storage in Welsh soils and ecosystems. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its potential effect on climate is a cause for concern, and the organic carbon content of soils in Wales is wide ranging, reflecting different ecological factors and patterns of land use.