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Understanding the importance of soil health

20 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Dr Felicity Crotty
Senior Lecturer in Soil Science and Ecology at the Royal Agricultural University

Natural History Section Joint Lecture

Dr Felicity Crotty

Dr Felicity Crotty is a Senior Lecturer in Soil Science and Ecology at the Royal Agricultural University. She has been researching soil biology and soil health for the last fifteen years focusing on understanding the linkage between sustainable agriculture and soil health. Utilising her expertise within soil biology (earthworms, springtails, mites and nematodes), and how agriculture has an impact on this in relation to soil quality, physics and chemistry, within both livestock and arable sectors.

Summary: This lecture will aim to provide an overview of the fascinating life found within the soil, how soil management changes the structure, chemistry and biology of the soil, and overall what this means in regards to “soil health”. This talk will also include how changing land use and climate change will have an impact on healthy soils, maintaining food security and improving biodiversity within the soil habitat.

Attending the lecture: This event is open to both members and non-members to attend in person. The event will also be streamed using Zoom. Unless COVID-19 (or other) restrictions are imposed, it will not be necessary to book in advance. If such restrictions are put in place, then this webpage will be updated with information on how to book.

Members: Members will receive an email about a week before the event providing them with the information required to listen to the lecture using Zoom.

Non-members: Non-members may attend either on Zoom or in-person on payment of £5 (student non-members £3) by booking through EventBrite:



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