A striking image documenting University of Plymouth research into the devastating impacts of soil erosion will feature in a national photography exhibition.
The picture, captured by photographer Carey Marks, was taken in the East African Rift System of Tanzania where erosion has created huge gullies in the heart of Maasai pastoral lands.
It has seen him nominated in The Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year competition, with the image to form part of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
The image was captured during the Jali Ardhi project, led by Professor of Catchment Science Will Blake, which worked to identify the challenges posed by climate change and intensive grazing.
A study published in February 2019 suggested an interdisciplinary approach is the only way to secure real and lasting change, engaging local communities to see how they contribute to the problem and can have a significant role in solving it.