Title: Future Frontiers in Soil Science
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Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: environmental soil sciencefuture directions
Session Description: Soil Science embodies principles of solid-phase interactions in complex systems. Where soil science professionals were at one time focused on problems of agricultural significance, the knowledge and skills of the modern soil scientist are highly valued in environmental science for elucidating the behavior of contaminants in natural systems. It is becoming increasingly realized that failures to properly model the risk of contaminants is linked to poor understanding of soil science. This symposium addresses future directions of soil science and its perceived wide applicability to a number of different areas of environmental and technological significance.