Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

262 Symposium--Societal Challenges and Soil Chemistry

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Chemistry
Soil chemistry is central to many pressing issues facing modern society. With rapid increases in population, global stresses are manifesting themselves in threats to humanity, including changes to the atmosphere and climate, and increasing demands on food, water, and energy resources.  In this symposium, we highlight societal challenges through the lens of soil chemistry and discuss strategies for addressing water, climate, and energy related problems. In addition, we couple with the symposium on Soil chemistry, food security and human health for a panel discussion that will help to define the frontiers of soil chemistry research, application, and education.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:35 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 15

Owen W. Duckworth , Matthew L. Polizotto and Aaron Thompson
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Soil and 21st Century Societal Challenges.
Ronald G. Amundson, University of California-Berkeley
2:05 PM
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Implications for Soil and Water Quality.
Thomas Borch, Colorado State University; Molly C McLaughlin, Colorado State University; Jens Blotevogel, Colorado State University
3:05 PM
Science, Language and Society: The Case of the "Humic Substances".
Markus Kleber, Oregon State University; Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
3:35 PM