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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is  Senior Climate Economist & Researcher Sam Vosper at University of cambridge.


Embark on a fascinating exploration of the intricate world beneath our feet with the course, "A Deep Dive into Soil Ecology." This comprehensive journey unravels the complex web of interactions that shape soil ecosystems. From the fundamental principles of soil composition and microbial life to advanced topics such as soil metagenomics and molecular ecology, participants will gain a profound understanding of the critical role soil plays in environmental health. The course goes beyond theoretical knowledge, delving into practical applications and research skills, allowing participants to assess and address real-world challenges in soil ecology. Whether you're a novice or an experienced environmental enthusiast, this course equips you with the insights and tools to appreciate, analyze, and contribute to the sustainability of soil ecosystems, fostering a deeper connection with the Earth beneath our feet.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

A Deep Dive into Soil Ecology, by Sam Vosper

  • Sam is an affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy where he primarily supervises the MPhil in Environmental Policy programme and Paper 5 of the undergraduate Tripos. He is an applied environmental/development economist by training and completed his PhD at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His PhD thesis titled: Microfinance and Mobile phones: an economic analysis of the perceptions, management and measurement of environmental risk in rural Kenya, was supervised by C-EENRG Fellows Shaun Larcom and Andreas Kontoleon. He was a recent recipient of the McKinsey Risk Prize (2020) and a finalist for the Cambridge Society for Applied Research (CSAR) Award (2022). Previously, Sam has worked as an economic advisor on climate change issues in Southern Africa.

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