135 Symposium--Fundamental Changes in Soil Taxonomy: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Pedology
The first working Soil Taxonomy document was distributed in 1960 as the 7th Approximation with nomenclature appearing in soil surveys by 1965.  Over the last 50 years, the size and complexity of Soil Taxonomy has increased.  Is bigger always better? Does our approach of tackling one taxonomic issue at a time maintain Soil Taxonomy as an efficient and functional classification system? Our goal is to have a taxonomic system that is "A basic system for making (and interpreting) soil surveys". Is it a "basic system" any longer? This symposium will address questions regarding fundamental definitions, framework, and concepts of Soil Taxonomy and provide a forum for suggestions.
Monday, November 3, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:25 AM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 101B

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Mark Stolt and Brian A. Needelman
Mark Stolt
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Fundamental Changes in Soil Taxonomy: Why Now Is the Time.
Mark Stolt, University of Rhode Island; Brian A. Needelman, University of Maryland
8:25 AM
Soil Taxonomy: How Have We Gotten to Where We Are?.
Martin C. Rabenhorst, University of Maryland
8:45 AM
Objectives and Responsibilities of Soil Taxonomy in the 21st Century.
Brian A. Needelman, University of Maryland; Mark Stolt, University of Rhode Island
9:05 AM
Updates for Universal Soil Classification and Proposal Process for Soil Taxonomy.
Jonathan W. Hempel, USDA-NRCS; Erika Micheli, Hungarian Soil Science Society, International Union of Soil Sciences; Phillip R. Owens, Purdue University; Ken Scheffe, USDA-NRCS; Craig Ditzler, USDA-NRCS National Soil Survey Center
9:25 AM
9:45 AM
Strengths and Limitations of Soil Taxonomy.
Anthony Toby O'Geen, University of California-Davis
10:05 AM
Fundamental Changes in Soil Taxonomy: Future Perspectives from Three Developers of the Illustrated Guide to Soil Taxonomy.
Michel D. Ransom, Kansas State University; John M. Galbraith, Virginia Tech; Kim J. Kerschen, Kansas State University
10:25 AM
Soil Taxonomy and Geomorphology: Better Correspondence Means Better Soil Maps.
Randall J. Schaetzl, Michigan State University; Bradley Miller, ZALF - Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
11:05 AM
11:25 AM