Researchers' Night: Teaching children, exchanging research, and...eating bugs?

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In this post about Researchers' Night 2013, Gerlinde de Deyn talks about her experience in informing the public about soil biodiversity (from children to adults), why she participates in events like this one, and tells us about one of the more unique stands that was at the event in Brussels.

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Weathering the storms

GSBI Leader, Wim van der Putten, reviews a recent study by Annelein Meisner, showing that extreme weather events could have an effect on exotic and native plant species in soils.  Read this post to find out more about these effects and how the results were determined.

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Happy Birthday GSBI!

Celebrating its two-year anniversary, the GSBI reviews the last two years, and all of the progress that has been made.  Improving from 65 members in 21 countries a year ago, to over 350 members in 69 countries, the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative is on it's way to becoming truely global.

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Professor Håkan Wallander presenting at the Summer of Soil

Prof. Wallander at a field site in Ecudaor

The Summer of Soil will hold the Living Soil Forum, a five-day program focusing on a better future for our soils.  Representing the GSBI, Professor Hakan Wallander will be presenting about soil's importance in biodiversity, food security, climate stabilitity and healthy living systems.

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Why should we care about soil biodiversity?

Last week a key group of soil biodiversity scientists arrived in Fort Collins with a bang despite a massive snowstorm. Delayed flights and cold temperatures couldn’t keep this group down; they were on a mission to develop a Global Soil Biodiversity Assessment/Atlas on the state of global soil biodiversity.

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