199 Novel Approaches to Quantify and Combat Soil Degradation

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Pedology
Soil degradation threatens food supplies and public health. Issues such as soil erosion, contamination of soils, and loss of soil organic matter lead to loss of nutrients, exposure to a variety of chemicals, loss of soil structure, release of greenhouse gases, and many other problems. It is important for us to develop new ways to manage soils in a sustainable fashion. This session welcomes research on ways to quantify and reverse negative impacts of management on soil health. Session cosponsored by the European Geosciences Union.

Approved for 3.5 SW CEUs


SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 7:55 AM-12:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 227 C

David C. Weindorf , Saskia Keesstra , Eric C. Brevik and Artemi Cerdïz½
Eric C. Brevik
7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Evaluating Soil Health Using Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration on the Benchmark Barnes Soils of North Dakota.
Meyer Bohn, North Dakota State University; David G. Hopkins, North Dakota State University; Dean D Steele, North Dakota State University; Sheldon Tuscherer, North Dakota State University
8:30 AM
Revaluating US Land Ownership and Management in Order to Effectively Combat Soil Degradation.
Patrick J. Drohan, Pennsylvania State University; Julie N. Weitzman, Pennsylvania State University; Matthew Rider, Penn State University; Anna Schwyter, Penn State University; Tom Heron, Penn State University
8:45 AM
A Disturbance Automated Reference Toolset (DART) for Monitoring Anthropogenic Impacts.
Travis Nauman, US Geological Survey; Michael Duniway, US Geological Survey; Miguel L. Villarreal, U.S. Geological Survey; Travis B Poitras, U.S. Geological Survey
9:00 AM
Examining the Relationship Between Managing Cropland for Soil Health and Food Security in El Salvador.
Angel Cruz, North Carolina State University; Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, North Carolina State University; Dean L. Hesterberg, North Carolina State University; Ernesto Mendez, University of Vermont; Koralalage Jayaratne, North Carolina State University; Sarah Bowen, North Carolina State University
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Rehabilitating Biocrusts and Understanding the Influence of Seasonality on the Actively Eroding Pinyon-Juniper Mesa-Top Soils in Bandelier National Monument, NM.
Kristina E Young, Northern Arizona University; Matthew A Bowker, Northern Arizona University; Sasha C Reed, US Geological Survey; Michael Duniway, US Geological Survey; Jayne Belnap, US Geological Survey
9:45 AM
The Impact of Organic Farming on Soil Mesofauna and Macrofauna in Mediterranean Orchards and Vineyards.
Artemi Cerda, University of Valencia; Alena Wamsley, Czech University of Life Science; Saskia Keesstra, Wageningen University & Research Centre; Eric C. Brevik, Dickinson State University
10:00 AM
Soil Erodibility Changes in Sloping Chemically Managed Citrus Plantations in Eastern Spain.
Artemi Cerdà, University of Valencia; Saskia Keesstra, Wageningen University & Research Centre; Antonio Gimenez-Morera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia,; Manuel Estaban Lucas-Borja, University of Castilla-La Mancha,; Ali Reza Vaezi, University of Zanjan; Antonio Jordan Lopez, University of Sevilla; Virginia Carolina Aparicio, INTA; Reginald E Masto, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Researc; Eric C. Brevik, Dickinson State University; Jose Luis Costa, INTA
10:15 AM
The Use of Straw Mulch in Mediterranean Vineyards to Reduce the Soil Losses.
Artemi Cerda, University of Valencia; Maria Burguet, University of Valencia,; Saskia Keesstra, Wageningen University & Research Centre; Agata Novara, University of Palermo; Paulo Pereira, Mykolas Romeris University,; Jesus Rodrigo-Comino, Trier University; Massimo Prosdocimi, University of Padova; Andres Garcia Diaz, IMIDRA
10:30 AM
How to Can Soil Science Help to Reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Saskia Keesstra, Wageningen University & Research Centre; Johan Bouma, formerly Wageningen University; Pablo Tittonell, Natural Resources and Environment Program, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Argentina; Luca Montanarella, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre; Jakob Wallinga, Wageningen University; Gerber de Mol, Wageningen University and Research Centre; Louise Fresco, Wageningen University and Research Centre; Richard D. Bardgett, University of Manchester; Boris Jansen, University of Amsterdam; Wim van der Putten, Wageningen University; Yakov A. Pachepsky, USDA-ARS; John Quinton, Lancaster University,; Simon Moolenaar, Commonland,; Peter Smith, University of Aberdeen,; Artemi Cerda, University of Valencia
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Using Dynamic Soil Property Project in Soil Survey to Assess Soil Change and Degredation.
Skye A. Wills, USDA-NRCS; Candiss Williams, USDA-NRCS; Cathy A. Seybold, USDA-NRCS
11:30 AM
Salt Efflorescence on Brine-Spill Soils: A New Approach to Remediation.
Aaron L.M. Daigh, North Dakota State University; Aaron Klaustermeier, North Dakota State University; Ryan Limb, North Dakota State University; Thomas M. DeSutter, North Dakota State University; Kevin Sedivec, North Dakota State University
11:45 AM
Developing a Pedotransfer Function to Estimate Soil Organic Carbon in the United States.
Yones Khaledian, Iowa State University; Bradley A. Miller, Iowa State University; Eric C. Brevik, Dickinson State University
12:00 PM