Abstract submission for "Role of Soils in Mediating the Critical Zone" at the 2019 Soil Science Society of America meeting is now open!
Please consider submitting an abstract as we explore how soils are an integral part of the Critical Zone (CZ), the region from the top of the vegetative canopy to the bottom of actively cycled groundwater. Understanding how soils influence the Critical Zone and its life sustaining services is essential for human sustainability. However, the impacts of the Anthropocene poses many challenges that vary across latitude. These effects range from changes in hydrology, pedogenesis, and biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone. In this session, we invite contributions that investigate the physical and chemical links between soil and the Critical Zone and their combined functions and resilience in the Anthropocene.
Organizers: Justin B. Richardson and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Division Co-sponsors: Pedology, Forest, Range and Wildland Soils, Wetland Soils, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics and Hydrology
Conference is January 6 to 9th, 2019 in San Diego, California
Submission deadline: August 8th, 2018
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