135 Advancing Pedology - How Is the Anthropocene Transforming Pedology?

Oral Session
S05 Pedology Pedology is the sub-discipline of Soil Science that most closely deals with soil as a natural entity. However, the rising human influence on soils, which 'magnifies humans and their activities as factors of soil formation’, has perhaps resulted in a transformation across Pedology and Soil Science as a whole. This is because the extent of human effects on soils are literally everywhere, and the question must be asked are there truly any natural soils, or have virtually all soils been transformed into human-natural systems? This topic addresses how the Anthropocene – the age of humans – is transforming pedology and soil science.
Monday, October 22, 2012: 8:00 AM-4:10 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 250, Level 2

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Daniel Richter and Patrick Drohan
Daniel Richter and John Galbraith
8:10 AM
Pedology: Changes in the Science, Changes in the Profession.
Ray Bryant, USDA-ARS-Pasture Systems & Watershed Management; Patrick Drohan, Pennsylvania State University; Mark Stolt, University of Rhode Island
8:40 AM
Soils in the 21st Century.
Ronald Amundson, University of California-Berkeley
9:40 AM
Sustainable Soil and Land-Use Management in the Anthropocene.
Klaus Lorenz, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies; Jes Weigelt, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies; Rattan Lal, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center; Klaus Toepfer, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Biological View of Soil Evolution.
Li Guo, Penn State; Henry Lin, Penn State Univ.
10:35 AM
10:55 AM
Conversations with a Soil Forming Factor.
Wendy Greenberg, Bemidji State University
11:15 AM
The Changing Model of Soil.
Daniel Richter, Duke University; Dan H. Yaalon, Hebrew University Givat Ram Campus
11:35 AM
11:50 AM
12:55 PM
Soil Biology in the Anthropocene.
Kate Scow, University of California-Davis; Lucas Silva, University of California-Davis
1:15 PM
Effects of Soil Morphogenesis On the Bioaccessibility of Pb in An Urban Soil Chronosequence, Detroit, Michigan.
Brian R. Dubay, Wayne State University; Walter Lee Daniels, Virginia Tech; Jeffrey Howard, Wayne State University
1:35 PM
Assessing Anthropogenic Soil Changes Via Portable x-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
David Weindorf, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Yuanda Zhu, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Noura Bakr, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Sara Nuss, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Amanda McWhirt, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Beatrix Haggard, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Josh Lofton, Louisiana State University AgCenter
2:05 PM
Irreversible Impacts of Micro-Pollutants On Natural Soils.
Ishai Dror, Weizmann Institute of Science; Bruno Yaron, Weizmann Institute of Science; Brian Berkowitz, Weizmann Institute of Science
2:55 PM
3:10 PM
Quantification of Dynamic Soil Properties in Agricultural Fields, Restored Prairie, and Never Cultivated Oak Savanna Remnants in Northcentral Illinois.
Michael Konen, Northern Illinois University; Kris Osterloh, Northern Illinois University; Shannon McCarragher, Northern Illinois University
3:30 PM
A Hydropedological Morphed Block-Crack Capillary Barrier: Human Influence and Lessons From Nature.
Said AL-Ismaily, Sultan Qaboos University; Ali K. Al-Maktoumi, Sultan Qaboos University; Anvar Kacimov, Sultan Qaboos University; Said Al-Saqri, Sultan Qaboos University; Hamad Al-Busaidi, Sultan Qaboos University; Mansour Al-Haddabi, Sultan Qaboos University
3:50 PM
4:10 PM
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