SSSA Division of Soil Mineralogy sessions at ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 14:15 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 14:15

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host approximately 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2019 International Annual Meeting, "Embracing the Digital Environment," on November 10-13, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

Meeting information:

Early abstract deadline: May 29, 4:00 PM CDT
Final abstract deadline: June 11, 4:00 PM CDT

SSSA Division: Soil Mineralogy

Deep, Wide, and Alive: Expanding Our View of Soils in a Changing Environment
(Oral Session; Co-Sponsors: Pedology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics and Hydrology)

Organizers: Donald G. McGahan , Nina Bingham , Kimber Moreland , Rebecca Lybrand and Daniel R Hirmas

Soil science research extends to scales of inquiry that span space and time in order to capture the true complexity of soil. This interdisciplinary session aims to bring together scientists working in soil science, ecology, biogeochemistry, critical zone science, hydrology, geology, geography, and related fields to expand our disciplinary, spatial, and temporal view of soils.

New Developments in Soil Mineral Identification, Modeling, and Interpretation (Poster and 5 Minute Rapid Oral Session; Co-Sponsors: Pedology, Soil Chemistry)

Moderators: M. Scott Demyan and Daniel R Hirmas

In the past decade, new mineralogical methods have been developed. Because this progress has happened in disparate fields it has limited the application to these methods in soil mineralogical questions. The goal of this session is bringing together diverse research disciplines to highlight new applications and techniques for soil mineralogy. Contributions involving optical, electron, and atomic force microscopy, XRD, XRF, XANES, Nano-SIMS, reflectance spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, LIBS, TGA, surface area determination, miniaturization of instrumentation, reduction of analysis time and cost, and advances in sample preparation including thin section and grain mounting for soil mineralogy are welcome.

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