19/04/2021: Interview with Professor Bridget Emmett on BBC Farming Today.

Talking about soil: how much attention does it get?

Soils are seen by some as the Cinderella of the environment, but soil scientists say they're vital for cleaning water and storing carbon and it's about time we monitored them as regularly as we would our cars.

Professor Bridget Emmett oversees several monitoring activities within the UK-SCAPE portfolio such as Countryside Survey, Environmental Change Network, Land Cover map and research on Soil Organic Carbon – Dynamics (SOC-D). During this interview she talks about changes in attitude towards protecting our soils, the need to routinely monitor soil health and improve quality for the next generation.