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Welcome to curvedflatlands 

Most agroecosystems are under threat, subject to too much ‘take’, lack of understanding and poor management. Yet the principles underlying stability and degradation are the same whether moist tropical, semi-arid, cold boreal or temperate. Here, the maritime Atlantic-zone croplands of northern Britain, the subject of much recent study, will provide anchorage, a base from which to understand complex ecological nets and cascades.

Latest ….. See Latest for online reports on soil erosion in Scotland,  Food security in the pandemic ….. 1800s crop and grass mixtures in Agrostographia ….. Soil: healing the skin talk and background, expanded at Lessons from the US dust bowl, Soil erosion in Scotland and exhibitions on Da Vinci and Blake ….. Past strategies for mixed cropping in Atlantic zone agriculture ….. first of a serious of posts on Annular ciphers, keys and decision trees

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Geoff Squire worked at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee UK (previously the Scottish Crop Research Institute) for a quarter century ending September 2018. He continues as a formal honorary associate of the Institute, maintaining close working links with staff, students and current projects.

Contact: geoff.squire@outlook.com, geoff.squire@hutton.ac.uk

Twitter : https://twitter.com/curvedflatlands

The Living Field outreach project www.livingfield.co.uk shares the aims and some of the images of this site.

At The James Hutton Institute: Personal staff page and Agroecology pages explain more about the science, funding and people I work with.