Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Cross-Divisional Symposium

Title: CrossDiv--Symposium--Global Impacts of Environmental Contamination II

Organizers: Hui Li , Owen W. Duckworth , Michael L. Thompson , Dongmei Zhou and Dongqiang Zhu
Moderators: Michael L. Thompson , Jianming Xu and Yijun Wang
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Soil Chemistry, SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: antibiotic resistance, contamination, pharmaceuticals and soil health

Session Description: This is a joint symposium organized with the Committee of Soils and Environmental Quality, Chinese Soil Science Society. The symposium focuses on linkages between environmental contamination and soil health. The release of contaminants, including heavy metals, persistent organic contaminants, pesticides, nanoparticles, chemicals of emerging concern, antibiotic resistance genes, agricultural byproducts, and soil amendments, to the environment is a source of water and soil contamination, and serves as a pathway for chronic exposure to the surrounding biota. Many of these contaminants have been implicated or are suspected to degrade soil health and agricultural product quality.