262 Symposium--Soil Systems - What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Pedology
When looking at a soil map, patterns resembling pieces of a jigsaw puzzle appear. Although each piece (or soil polygon) contains information about soil properties, the question arises about how the pieces interact and function together as a larger unit—as a soil system. This symposium explores soils as connected agents that are interdependent and adaptive at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Papers are invited that focus on soil systems as a way to understand (1) eutrophication of water bodies, (2) ecological communities, (3) crop yield, (4) highly erodible land, (5) archaeology, or (6) how water flows through a landscape.

Approved for 1.5 SW CEUs

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 1:25 PM-3:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 227 B

David C. Weindorf and Curtis Monger
Curtis Monger
1:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
Soil Geomorphology, Soil Systems, and Seeing Beyond the Hilltop - Perspectives and the Soil Geomorphology Institute (SGI).
Philip J. Schoeneberger, USDA-NRCS; Douglas A. Wysocki, USDA-NRCS; Zamir Libohova, USDA-NRCS; Curtis Monger, USDA-NRCS; Dylan Beaudette, USDA-NRCS
2:00 PM
Physiographic Mapping of Ohio's Soil Systems.
Anne Vascik, The Ohio State University; Brian Slater, Ohio State University; Sakthi Kumaran Subburayalu, Ohio State University
2:15 PM
Soil System Applications and Utility.
John Warner, USDA - NRCS; Philip J. Schoeneberger, USDA-NRCS
2:30 PM
Determining the Relevant Scale for Soil Measurement and Management Decisions: A Puzzle of Multiple Spatial-Temporal Processes.
Zamir Libohova, USDA-NRCS; Philip J. Schoeneberger, USDA-NRCS; Douglas A. Wysocki, USDA-NRCS; Curtis Monger, USDA-NRCS; Skye A. Wills, USDA-NRCS; Dylan Beaudette, USDA-NRCS
3:00 PM