Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Adaptation Strategies Oral
SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
Ensuring sustained soil productivity in light of increased demands on agriculture remains a critical component of food security challenges moving forward. This session aims to bring together researchers investigating impacts of climate change on soil resources and practices that have proven to reduce risks related to climate impacts. Research in this session could include work that addresses some of the following questions: How do climate disturbances impact soil properties/processes? What features of agricultural soils make them productive but also resilient, particularly to extreme weather and related erosive forces, especially in relation to key physical (aggregate stability, soil water status, and bulk density), chemical (carbon, nitrogen) and biological (microbial communities) properties? Is there a physical limit to the degradation of soils in different regions such that crop productivity can no longer be sustained? What designs enhance resilience while maintaining yields?
Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs
Sunday, November 6, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:15 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 226 B
Jane M-F Johnson