World Congress of Soil Science Logo 18th World Congress of Soil Science
July 9-15, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
International Union of Soil Sciences

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Program-at-a-Glance


Technical Program

SATURDAY
July 8
SUNDAY
July 9
MONDAY
July 10
TUESDAY
July 11
THURSDAY
July 13
FRIDAY
July 14
MON-FRI
July 10-14
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM POSTER


WCSS

    FAO/IAEA Workshop: Use of Nuclear Techniques in Addressing Soil-Water-Nutrient Issues for Sustainable Agricultural Production - Oral
FAO/IAEA Workshop: Use of Nuclear Techniques in Addressing Soil-Water-Nutrient Issues for Sustainable Agricultural Production - Poster 
  1.0A New Frontiers in Soil Resource Assessment - Oral
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Theater I
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Theater
1.2P Interdependency of Soils and Soil Scapes - Theater
2.0B Innovative Technologies in Rhizosphere Research - Oral
3.0A Long-term Agronomic Experiments: Their Importance for Science and Society - Oral
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Oral
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Oral 
0.0B Global Priorities in Soil Science Research - Oral
1.0A New Frontiers in Soil Resource Assessment - Theater
1.0WA Soil Geochemical Patterns at Regional, National, and International Scales - Oral
1.2A Spatial, Societal and Environmental Aspects of Pedodiversity - Oral
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Theater
3.4A Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation I. Agroecosystems: Processes & Assessment - Oral
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Theater
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Oral
1.5B Soil Sampling in Space and Time - Theater
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Theater
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Oral
3.2A Environmental Impacts of Soil Erosion - Measuring and Modeling On- and Off-Site Damages of Soil Erosion - Oral
3.3C Improved Management of Alkaline Soils for Dryland Agriculture - Theater
4.2C Soil Quality as it Affects Nutrients in Food Crops and Human Health - Oral
4.3A Land Use Modeling as a Tool to Combat Soil Degradation - Oral 
0.0A Innovation, Speculation and Disneyfication in Soil Science Education - Oral
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Oral
1.2A Spatial, Societal and Environmental Aspects of Pedodiversity - Theater
2.4A Poorly Ordered Nanoparticulate materials (PONM) in Soils - Oral
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Oral
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Theater
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Theater
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Theater
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Oral
2.0B Innovative Technologies in Rhizosphere Research - Theater
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Oral
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Oral
4.5A History of Soil Science in Developing Countries - Oral
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Theater
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Oral 
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Oral
1.4A Impact of National Soil Classification on Soil Science and Society - Theater
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Oral
2.4A Poorly Ordered Nanoparticulate materials (PONM) in Soils - Theater
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Theater
4.2A Soil Care and Quality Soil Management - Oral
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Oral
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Theater I
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Oral
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Oral
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Theater
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Oral
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Oral
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Theater 
1.3A New Frontiers in Soil Genesis - Oral
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Theater
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Theater
4.0B Soil Related Discords and Conflicts - Oral
4.1A Organic Farming Advantages and Disadvantages for Soils, Water Quality and Sustainability - Oral
4.1PB Soil, Wine and Other Quality Crops - Theater
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Oral
1.4A Impact of National Soil Classification on Soil Science and Society - Oral
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Theater
2.1A Soil Structuring as a Dynamic Process and Particles Transfer - Oral
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Theater
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Theater
3.3A Future Challenges in P Fertilization and the Environment - Oral
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Oral 
0.0B Global Priorities in Soil Science Research - Theater
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Theater II
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Oral
1.6B Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta and Terra Preta Nova): A Tribute to Wim Sombroek - Oral
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Theater I
2.4B Soil Mineralogy and Geophysics: Environmental and Soils Management and Mineral Exploration - Oral
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Theater
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Oral
1.1B Site Disturbance: The Role of Soil Morphology in its Assessment - Oral
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Theater
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Oral
2.3P New Strategies for Management of Plant Pathogenic Soil Microorganisms - Natural Soil Suppression or Genetically Modified Plants - Theater
3.2C Water Use Challenges for the Future - Oral
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Oral
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Theater 
1.0WB Wetlands: Science and Management - Oral
1.3A New Frontiers in Soil Genesis - Theater
2.0W Emerging Methods to Examine Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Soils - Oral
3.0W Sustainable Soils and Life on Land - Oral
4.0W Soils and Human Health - Oral
4.1PA Soils and Natural Hazards (Knowledge, Assessment and Mitigation) - Theater
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Theater
1.0PA Multiscale Mapping of Soil Properties for Environmental Studies, Agriculture, and Decision-Making - Theater
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Oral
2.0W Emerging Methods to Examine Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Soils - Theater
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Oral
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Theater
3.3C Improved Management of Alkaline Soils for Dryland Agriculture - Oral
3.5C Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation III. Agro- and Forest Ecosystems: Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes - Oral
SU Soils in Urban Ecosystems: Characteristics and Functioning - Oral 
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Theater
1.5B Soil Sampling in Space and Time - Oral
2.1B Soil Hydrology, Structure, and Micromorphic Propoerties (Soil Porous System) - Oral
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Theater
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Oral
3.3P Plant Responses and Adaptation to Ionic Stresses - Theater
4.2B Biologically Intensive Agriculture: an Approach to Combating Hunger for the Poor - Oral
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Theater
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Theater II
1.4B Indigenous Soil Classification Systems - Oral
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Theater
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Theater II
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Oral
3.5D Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation IV. Salinization, Sodification and Other Forms of Degradation in Agricultural and Native Ecosystems - Oral
4.4A Case Histories of the Relationships Among Soils and Societies - Oral 
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Poster
1.0PA Multiscale Mapping of Soil Properties for Environmental Studies, Agriculture, and Decision-Making - Poster
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Poster
1.0WA Soil Geochemical Patterns at Regional, National, and International Scales - Poster
1.0WB Wetlands: Science and Management - Poster
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Poster
1.1B Site Disturbance: The Role of Soil Morphology in its Assessment - Poster
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Poster
1.1P Soil Geomorphology: Concept Theory and Practices - Poster
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Poster
1.2P Interdependency of Soils and Soil Scapes - Poster
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Poster
1.3PA Andisols and Related Soils - Poster
1.3PB Arid Soils: Genesis, Geomorphology, and Geoarchaeology - Poster
1.3PC Pedogenesis and Weathering in Humid Tropics - Poster
1.3PD Soils on Limestones: Their Properties, Genesis, and Role in Human Societies - Poster
1.4B Indigenous Soil Classification Systems - Poster
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Poster
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Poster
1.6B Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta and Terra Preta Nova): A Tribute to Wim Sombroek - Poster
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Poster
2.0P Measurement, Occurrence, and Transport of Radionuclides in Soils and Sediments, and their Transfer to Biota - Poster
2.1A Soil Structuring as a Dynamic Process and Particles Transfer - Poster
2.1B Soil Hydrology, Structure, and Micromorphic Propoerties (Soil Porous System) - Poster
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Poster
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Poster
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Poster
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Poster
2.3P New Strategies for Management of Plant Pathogenic Soil Microorganisms - Natural Soil Suppression or Genetically Modified Plants - Poster
2.4B Soil Mineralogy and Geophysics: Environmental and Soils Management and Mineral Exploration - Poster
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Poster
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Poster
3.0A Long-term Agronomic Experiments: Their Importance for Science and Society - Poster
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Poster
3.0W Sustainable Soils and Life on Land - Poster
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Poster
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Poster
3.2A Environmental Impacts of Soil Erosion - Measuring and Modeling On- and Off-Site Damages of Soil Erosion - Poster
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Poster
3.2C Water Use Challenges for the Future - Poster
3.3A Future Challenges in P Fertilization and the Environment - Poster
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Poster 
3.4A Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation I. Agroecosystems: Processes & Assessment - Poster
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Poster
3.5C Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation III. Agro- and Forest Ecosystems: Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes - Poster
3.5D Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation IV. Salinization, Sodification and Other Forms of Degradation in Agricultural and Native Ecosystems - Poster
3.5P New Methods for Large-Area Assessment of Soil Degradation - Poster
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Poster
4.1A Organic Farming Advantages and Disadvantages for Soils, Water Quality and Sustainability - Poster
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Poster
4.1PA Soils and Natural Hazards (Knowledge, Assessment and Mitigation) - Poster
4.1PB Soil, Wine and Other Quality Crops - Poster
4.2A Soil Care and Quality Soil Management - Poster
4.2B Biologically Intensive Agriculture: an Approach to Combating Hunger for the Poor - Poster
4.2C Soil Quality as it Affects Nutrients in Food Crops and Human Health - Poster
4.3A Land Use Modeling as a Tool to Combat Soil Degradation - Poster
4.3P Intensification of Agricultural Production Systems and the Environment - Poster
4.4A Case Histories of the Relationships Among Soils and Societies - Poster
4.4P Soil Science and International Organizations - Poster
4.5A History of Soil Science in Developing Countries - Poster
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Poster
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Poster
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Poster
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Poster
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Poster
SU Soils in Urban Ecosystems: Characteristics and Functioning - Poster 

Technical Program

SATURDAY
July 8
SUNDAY
July 9
MONDAY
July 10
TUESDAY
July 11
THURSDAY
July 13
FRIDAY
July 14
SATURDAY
July 15
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Meetings and Events

Decagon Workshop    *NC-1022 Regional USDA Project: Particulate Matter  IUSS Council
Opening Reception 
WCSS Opening Ceremony  Division 1 Business Meeting
Division 3 Business Meeting
Commission 2.1 Business Meeting
Commission 2.2 Business Meeting
Commission 2.3 Business Meeting
Commission 2.4 Business Meeting
Commission 2.5 Business Meeting
Commission 4.1 Business Meeting
Commission 4.2 Business Meeting
Commission 4.3 Business Meeting
Commission 4.4 Business Meeting
Commission 4.5 Business Meeting 
*ASA-CSSA-SSSA Northeast Branch Meeting  *Association of Chinese Soil and Plant Scientists of North America
Division 2 Business Meeting
Division 4 Business Meeting
Commission 1.1 Business Meeting
Commission 1.2 Business Meeting
Commission 1.3 Business Meeting
Commission 1.4 Business Meeting
Commission 1.5 Business Meeting
Commission 1.6 Business Meeting
Commission 3.1 Business Meeting
Commission 3.2 Business Meeting
Commission 3.3 Business Meeting
Commission 3.4 Business Meeting
Commission 3.5 Business Meeting
*European Confederation of Soil Science Societies Council Meeting 
  Working Group AS Business Meeting
Working Group CR Business Meeting
Working Group DSM Business Meeting
Working Group LD Business Meeting
Working Group RB Business Meeting
Working Group SCA Business Meeting
Working Group SCE Business Meeting
Working Group SU Business Meeting
WCSS Gala Dinner 
  IUSS Council
*Advisory Committee of the European Journal of Soil Science 
Closing Ceremony