Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Elusive Entisols: STARS Soil Science Training in Tenerife #starsoil #starstnr

Last week fourteen of us, 4 teachers and 10 PhD students, spent a week long training course with Cohort 1 of the STARS Soils CDT training on the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera. It was an inspiring week where we saw many soil types in different stages of soil development among the volcanic islands .

We saw the start of soil formation on the sand dunes of El Medano with entisols:

Witnessed soil development in the more moisture rich pine forest on the sides of Mt Teide:

More entisols in the arid Caldera of Mt. Teide...

On the final day we crossed the sea to the more mature and eroded and weathered island of La Gomera, and witnessed well developed soils with some beautifully partnered oxisols....

The full team!
An inspirational week among some great students and great teachers of soils - thanks all.

My full set of pictures are here on Flickr, please use all you like but do credit the source please.


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