326 Symposium--Blowing in the Wind: Human Health, Ecosystem Behavior, and Environmental Impact of Dust

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Mineralogy
Dust emissions can impact soil pedogenesis, human health, ecosystem function, and soil fertility.  The vulnerability of soil surfaces to dust emissions is controlled in part by mineralogy, surface/site physical and chemical characteristics, climate, and surrounding anthropogenic activities.  Fukushima highlighted the movement of radionuclides and the potential risk of particulate matter to respiratory health, casting a new light on the importance of quantifying and understanding the risk from other dust blown contaminants including, but not limited to radionuclides and heavy metals.  Dust also serves as a vehicle for nutrients and can shape soil fertility, plant interactions, landscape evolution, and soil genesis.  Martian dust has opened a new field of soil science; highlighting Martian terrestrial systems as a new horizon of study.  We invite authors to submit papers contributing information to the characterization and quantification of dust and its effects on human health, ecosystem behavior and the environment

Soil Chemistry
Soils & Environmental Quality
Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 102C

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Jessique L. Ghezzi and Christopher J. Matocha
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Julie Pett-Ridge Invited Talk.
Julie Pett-Ridge, Oregon State University
2:15 PM
Development of a Dust Hazard Rating System for California Benchmark Soils.
Peter Narby, University of California-Davis; Randal J. Southard, University of California-Davis
2:55 PM
Human Health Risk Assessment of Mineral Dust Exposure, Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, NV, USA.
Brenda J. Buck, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Deborah Keil, Montana State University; Dirk Goossens, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Jamie DeWitt, The Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease Research; Alan Warren, University of South Carolina Beaufort; Ted Simon, University of Georgia; Brett McLaurin, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Yuanxin Teng, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Winnie David, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Suzette Morman, United States Geological Survey; Mari Eggers, Montana State University; Mallory Leetham-Spencer, Montana State University; Lacey Murphy, Montana State University; Sharon Young, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
3:35 PM
Concluding Remarks
3:40 PM