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Obituary for Dr Barry Rawlins

10 October 2017

SOIL readers and EGU members will be sad to learn that Dr Barry Rawlins died on Friday 29th September two years after being diagnosed with cancer. Barry led the Sustainable Soils team at the British Geological Survey. He will be known to many in the EGU through his varied collaborations, his authorship of papers, and his time as a thematic editor of the EGU journal SOIL. Barry collaborated across the UK and Europe on several topics in soil science, and was particularly interested in national- and regional-scale soil inventory and monitoring. He worked hard, energetically engaging a wide set of collaborators, to exploit the potential of the BGS's various data sets as a source of soil information. More recently he worked on soil properties at finer scales, developing approaches to the measurement of aggregate stability and investigating the distribution of soil organic carbon within the physical architecture of the soil. He will be missed for his energy and commitment to science, his passionate belief in an evidence-based approach to environmental problems, and his personal warmth and generosity.

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