Long Term Soil Manipulations Session at SSSA Annual Meeting

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Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 20:00

We would like to bring your attention to a session Caitlin Pries and I are organizing for the January 2019 SSSA meeting in San Diego on long term soil experiments such as long-term warming, drought, organic matter additions, and nutrient manipulations. We would love to see your experiments represented in this session. Please forward this to any interested colleagues, students, or post docs. The long-term experiments have a lot to learn from each other and a lot to teach researchers looking to start their own experiments. We want this to be a lively session that highlights ambitious in situ experimentation. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this session.
Abstracts submissions are open through August 7th with a discount if submitted by July 24th.
The Legacy and Future of Long Term Soil Manipulations
Organizers: Alain F. Plante and Caitlin Hicks Pries
Cosponsor SSSA Divisions: Forest, Range and Wildland Soils, Soil and Water Management and Conservation, Soils and Environmental Quality

In the rapidly changing world of the Anthropocene, in situ experimental manipulations are necessary to push soils to novel states for which we have no current analog and to understand the cascading effects of global change factors, such as warming, N deposition, CO2 fertilization, and drought, on soil biogeochemical processes. Long term experiments are especially important for revealing non-linear and threshold-type responses that could not have been predicted from the initial responses. This session seeks to highlight the new insights from existing long term experiments in agronomic and natural systems, and introduce recent soil experiments that have long term aspirations.

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