211 Fundamental Changes in Soil Taxonomy

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Pedology
Development of Soil Taxonomy began in the early 1950’s. Over time the number of taxa has increased such that the system is difficult for even trained soil scientists to effectively apply. To examine these problems, a Fundamental Changes to Soil Taxonomy Task Force was established. The primary objective of the task force is to develop a suite of fundamental changes to Soil Taxonomy leading to a system that will be used by more than just experienced pedologists. This special session will provide a forum to illustrate and discuss a range of fundamental changes to Soil Taxonomy in the on-going debate.

Approved for 2.0 PD CEUs

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 227 B

David C. Weindorf , Mark H. Stolt and Brian A. Needelman
Mark H. Stolt
8:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:45 AM
The Challenge of Implementing Fundamental Changes to Soil Taxonomy.
Kenneth Scheffe, National Soil Survey Center; Curtis Monger, USDA-NRCS; Shawn J. Mcvey, USDA-NRCS; David Lindbo, USDA-NRCS
9:00 AM
Fundamental Changes in Soil Taxonomy: The Mollic Epipedon.
Michel D. Ransom, Kansas State University; John M. Galbraith, Virginia Tech
9:15 AM
Easy Concepts, Hard Definitions—Soil Taxonomy, a Book with a Hundred Coauthors.
H. Curtis Monger, National Soil Survey Center; Kenneth Scheffe, National Soil Survey Center
9:30 AM
Redefining the Fragipan to Improve Field Recognition Accuracy.
Patrick J. Drohan, Pennsylvania State University; Dylan Beaudette, USDA-NRCS
9:45 AM
10:00 AM