At the Ulster Museum, wine reception 6.30-7pm, lecture 7-8.30pm.
David Manning is Professor of Soil Science at the School of Engineering and
Geosciences at Newcastle University. His current research is focused on how
soils help to sustain human populations and includes work on carbon capture
and building soil fertility. Previously he spent more than 30 years working
nationally and internationally with extractive industries in connection with
the production, processing and use of mineral raw materials. His lecture
will looks at some of the issues surrounding food security, and how
innovative use of geological resources is needed to ensure that global
populations can be sustained by agriculture.