Soil for Life
New online education course Soil4Life: Sustainable Soil management. This course has recently been developed by Wageningen University, an iSQAPER project partner. According to the relevant websites the intro starts with:
What are we without soils? Learn the basics about the importance of soils, what’s threatening them and how we can protect and sustain this precious resource.
Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.
Award - Xiaomei Yang
Xiaomei Yang, member of the iSQAPER management team, was honoured by the China Scholarship Council. She received the 2015 Chinese Government Award for outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Abroad. This award was founded by the Chinese government with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies will be considered by the award selection panel.
Xiaomei defend her PhD-thesis on the 9th of May in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Her thesis is entitled: "Pesticide use and off-site risk assessment: a case study of glyphosate fate in Chinese Loess soil"
On the photo she receives the award from Mr. Xu Chen, Embassor of China in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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