"Where have all the Soils Students gone?"

by Mary E. Collins


 

An interesting article in the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education discusses the decline in the number of soil science students at universities across the United States. This trend is worrying, but it may soon reverse, as soil science is becoming a very important topic in a wide range of crucial fields that deal with renewable energy, climate change, biodiversity and economic development. Soil science is no longer the sole realm of those active in agriculture. Soils are the key to a whole range of extremely important ecosystem services that may soon receive a real market value. In short, soils are sexy. And so are the scientists studying them.

 

      FONTE: Biopact, 03 novembre 2008

      Scarica l'articolo di Mary E. Collins (JNRLSE, 37/2008: 117-124)

      Scarica l'articolo di David Bauer (The Auger, 25.1/2009: 3)