44 Soil Science – Meeting Societal Needs and Challenges: Global and Regional Perspectives

Oral Session

In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Soil Science Society of America, we will hold a Z session on the future roles of soil science in which we engage the invited Presidents or representatives from various soil science societies around the world. Food security, energy security, climate change, ecosystem services and many other issues highlight the need for soil science. We are entering into a unique time in history when our expertise and research will be called upon to address national and global priorities that rely on soil science. The symposium will be aimed to define future educational needs and opportunities in soil science to meet societal needs nationally and globally.

Z01 Z Series Special Sessions
Monday, October 17, 2011: 1:10 PM-4:00 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 214D, Concourse Level
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Organizer:
Charles W. Rice
1:40 PM
Societal Needs for Soil Science in a Rapid Developing China.
Jianmin Zhou, Institute of Soil Science Chinese Academy of Sciences; Renfang Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2:05 PM
Soil Science - Meeting Societal Needs and Challenges: The Brazilian Perspective.
Flavio de Oliveira Camargo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Victor Hugo Alvarez, Federal University of Viçosa
2:30 PM
4:00 PM