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The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network is a platform for efficient and innovative Nordic cooperation, exploring new ways to forge a networking university without boundaries.
The SoilSoc Board
The Board of the SoilSoc network comprises of 12 members, one to two researcher/teacher as well as a student representative from each member country. Members of the Board represent the four sub-disciplines (soil chemistry, soil biology, soil physics and hydrology, and pedology) and one of the researchers/teachers act as the Network Leader while one of the students is the Network Secretary. Student members can be either MSc or PhD students from any of the study fields.
The tasks of the Board include coordinating the collaboration, coordinating and organising courses and monitoring the progress and quality of all SoilSoc activities. The Board meets annually.
The Board members 2009-2011
Ole K. Borggaard, Prof., Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Lis Jonge, Dr., Agroecology and Environment
Karina K. Jessing, PhD student
Kristina Lindström, Dr., University Lecturer, Microbiology
Tarja Lehto, Prof., Forest Soil Science
Anu Mikkonen, PhD student
Ólafur Arnalds, Professor, Dean for the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
SoilSoc network leader
Sunna Askelsdottir, MSc student
Trond Borresen, Prof., Soil physics and soil tillage
Shahid Nadeem, PhD student
Sara Hallin, Associate Professor, Microbiology
Ella Wessén, PhD student and SoilSoc network secretary
Upcoming SoilSoc courses
- Microbial resource centers and preservation of microorganisms, Finland, May 2011
Meetings and Courses
- Conference - Ecology of Soil Microorganisms, Prague 27 April – 1 May 2011
- NOVA PhD course - Organic Food and Farming Systems and Climate Change Mitigation, Denmark, May 2011
- Novel approaches for analyzing metabolic and genomic features of individual microbial cells, Sweden, 15-21 Aug, 2011