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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Saturday, 8 July 2006

8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Decagon Workshop
 
Sunday, 9 July 2006

8:00 AM-6:00 PM
*NC-1022 Regional USDA Project: Particulate Matter

8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Session No. 1
FAO/IAEA Workshop: Use of Nuclear Techniques in Addressing Soil-Water-Nutrient Issues for Sustainable Agricultural Production - Oral
Session No. 2
FAO/IAEA Workshop: Use of Nuclear Techniques in Addressing Soil-Water-Nutrient Issues for Sustainable Agricultural Production - Poster

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
IUSS Council

7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Opening Reception
 
Monday, 10 July 2006

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
WCSS Opening Ceremony

10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Session No. 3
1.0A New Frontiers in Soil Resource Assessment - Oral
Session No. 4
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Theater I
Session No. 5
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Theater
Session No. 6
1.2P Interdependency of Soils and Soil Scapes - Theater
Session No. 7
2.0B Innovative Technologies in Rhizosphere Research - Oral
Session No. 8
3.0A Long-term Agronomic Experiments: Their Importance for Science and Society - Oral
Session No. 9
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Oral
Session No. 10
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Oral

1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Session No. 11
0.0B Global Priorities in Soil Science Research - Oral
Session No. 12
1.0A New Frontiers in Soil Resource Assessment - Theater
Session No. 13
1.0WA Soil Geochemical Patterns at Regional, National, and International Scales - Oral
Session No. 14
1.2A Spatial, Societal and Environmental Aspects of Pedodiversity - Oral
Session No. 15
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Theater
Session No. 16
3.4A Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation I. Agroecosystems: Processes & Assessment - Oral
Session No. 17
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Theater

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Session No. 18
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Oral
Session No. 19
1.5B Soil Sampling in Space and Time - Theater
Session No. 20
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Theater
Session No. 21
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Oral
Session No. 22
3.2A Environmental Impacts of Soil Erosion - Measuring and Modeling On- and Off-Site Damages of Soil Erosion - Oral
Session No. 23
3.3C Improved Management of Alkaline Soils for Dryland Agriculture - Theater
Session No. 24
4.2C Soil Quality as it Affects Nutrients in Food Crops and Human Health - Oral
Session No. 25
4.3A Land Use Modeling as a Tool to Combat Soil Degradation - Oral

5:00 PM-5:45 PM
Division 1 Business Meeting
Division 3 Business Meeting

5:45 PM-6:30 PM
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
 
Tuesday, 11 July 2006

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Session No. 26
0.0A Innovation, Speculation and Disneyfication in Soil Science Education - Oral
Session No. 27
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Oral
Session No. 28
1.2A Spatial, Societal and Environmental Aspects of Pedodiversity - Theater
Session No. 29
2.4A Poorly Ordered Nanoparticulate materials (PONM) in Soils - Oral
Session No. 30
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Oral
Session No. 31
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Theater
Session No. 32
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Theater

9:00 AM-6:00 PM
*ASA-CSSA-SSSA Northeast Branch Meeting

10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Session No. 33
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Theater
Session No. 34
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Oral
Session No. 35
2.0B Innovative Technologies in Rhizosphere Research - Theater
Session No. 36
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Oral
Session No. 37
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Oral
Session No. 38
4.5A History of Soil Science in Developing Countries - Oral
Session No. 39
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Theater
Session No. 40
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Oral

1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Session No. 41
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Oral
Session No. 42
1.4A Impact of National Soil Classification on Soil Science and Society - Theater
Session No. 43
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Oral
Session No. 44
2.4A Poorly Ordered Nanoparticulate materials (PONM) in Soils - Theater
Session No. 45
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Theater
Session No. 46
4.2A Soil Care and Quality Soil Management - Oral
Session No. 47
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Oral

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
*Association of Chinese Soil and Plant Scientists of North America

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Session No. 48
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Theater I
Session No. 49
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Oral
Session No. 50
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Oral
Session No. 51
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Theater
Session No. 52
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Oral
Session No. 53
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Oral
Session No. 54
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Theater

5:00 PM-5:45 PM
Division 2 Business Meeting
Division 4 Business Meeting

5:45 PM-6:30 PM
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

7:00 PM-10:00 PM
*European Confederation of Soil Science Societies Council Meeting
 
Thursday, 13 July 2006

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Session No. 55
1.3A New Frontiers in Soil Genesis - Oral
Session No. 56
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Theater
Session No. 57
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Theater
Session No. 58
4.0B Soil Related Discords and Conflicts - Oral
Session No. 59
4.1A Organic Farming Advantages and Disadvantages for Soils, Water Quality and Sustainability - Oral
Session No. 60
4.1PB Soil, Wine and Other Quality Crops - Theater
Session No. 61
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Oral

10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Session No. 62
1.4A Impact of National Soil Classification on Soil Science and Society - Oral
Session No. 63
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Theater
Session No. 64
2.1A Soil Structuring as a Dynamic Process and Particles Transfer - Oral
Session No. 65
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Theater
Session No. 66
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Theater
Session No. 67
3.3A Future Challenges in P Fertilization and the Environment - Oral
Session No. 68
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Oral

1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Session No. 69
0.0B Global Priorities in Soil Science Research - Theater
Session No. 70
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Theater II
Session No. 71
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Oral
Session No. 72
1.6B Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta and Terra Preta Nova): A Tribute to Wim Sombroek - Oral
Session No. 73
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Theater I
Session No. 74
2.4B Soil Mineralogy and Geophysics: Environmental and Soils Management and Mineral Exploration - Oral
Session No. 75
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Theater
Session No. 76
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Oral

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Session No. 77
1.1B Site Disturbance: The Role of Soil Morphology in its Assessment - Oral
Session No. 78
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Theater
Session No. 79
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Oral
Session No. 80
2.3P New Strategies for Management of Plant Pathogenic Soil Microorganisms - Natural Soil Suppression or Genetically Modified Plants - Theater
Session No. 81
3.2C Water Use Challenges for the Future - Oral
Session No. 82
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Oral
Session No. 83
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Theater

5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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

7:00 PM-11:00 PM
WCSS Gala Dinner
 
Friday, 14 July 2006

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Session No. 84
1.0WB Wetlands: Science and Management - Oral
Session No. 85
1.3A New Frontiers in Soil Genesis - Theater
Session No. 86
2.0W Emerging Methods to Examine Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Soils - Oral
Session No. 87
3.0W Sustainable Soils and Life on Land - Oral
Session No. 88
4.0W Soils and Human Health - Oral
Session No. 89
4.1PA Soils and Natural Hazards (Knowledge, Assessment and Mitigation) - Theater
Session No. 90
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Theater

10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Session No. 91
1.0PA Multiscale Mapping of Soil Properties for Environmental Studies, Agriculture, and Decision-Making - Theater
Session No. 92
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Oral
Session No. 93
2.0W Emerging Methods to Examine Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Soils - Theater
Session No. 94
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Oral
Session No. 95
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Theater
Session No. 96
3.3C Improved Management of Alkaline Soils for Dryland Agriculture - Oral
Session No. 97
3.5C Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation III. Agro- and Forest Ecosystems: Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes - Oral
Session No. 98
SU Soils in Urban Ecosystems: Characteristics and Functioning - Oral

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
IUSS Council

1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Session No. 99
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Theater
Session No. 100
1.5B Soil Sampling in Space and Time - Oral
Session No. 101
2.1B Soil Hydrology, Structure, and Micromorphic Propoerties (Soil Porous System) - Oral
Session No. 102
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Theater
Session No. 103
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Oral
Session No. 104
3.3P Plant Responses and Adaptation to Ionic Stresses - Theater
Session No. 105
4.2B Biologically Intensive Agriculture: an Approach to Combating Hunger for the Poor - Oral
Session No. 106
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Theater

2:00 PM-5:00 PM
*Advisory Committee of the European Journal of Soil Science

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Session No. 107
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Theater II
Session No. 108
1.4B Indigenous Soil Classification Systems - Oral
Session No. 109
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Theater
Session No. 110
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Theater II
Session No. 111
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Oral
Session No. 112
3.5D Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation IV. Salinization, Sodification and Other Forms of Degradation in Agricultural and Native Ecosystems - Oral
Session No. 113
4.4A Case Histories of the Relationships Among Soils and Societies - Oral
 
Saturday, 15 July 2006

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Closing Ceremony
 
Monday, 10 July 2006 - Friday, 14 July 2006

8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Session No. 114
1.0B Soil Change in Anthropocence - Poster
Session No. 115
1.0PA Multiscale Mapping of Soil Properties for Environmental Studies, Agriculture, and Decision-Making - Poster
Session No. 116
1.0PW Synthesis, Modeling, and Applications of Disciplinary Soil Science Knowledge for Soil-Water-Plant-Environment Systems - Poster
Session No. 117
1.0WA Soil Geochemical Patterns at Regional, National, and International Scales - Poster
Session No. 118
1.0WB Wetlands: Science and Management - Poster
Session No. 119
1.1A Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications - Poster
Session No. 120
1.1B Site Disturbance: The Role of Soil Morphology in its Assessment - Poster
Session No. 121
1.1C Soil Micromorphology, Archaeometry, and Archaeology - Poster
Session No. 122
1.1P Soil Geomorphology: Concept Theory and Practices - Poster
Session No. 123
1.2B Soil System Behavior in Time - Poster
Session No. 124
1.2P Interdependency of Soils and Soil Scapes - Poster
Session No. 125
1.3B Essence Diagnostic and Time-Scales of Natural and Human-Induced Pedogenic Processes - Poster
Session No. 126
1.3PA Andisols and Related Soils - Poster
Session No. 127
1.3PB Arid Soils: Genesis, Geomorphology, and Geoarchaeology - Poster
Session No. 128
1.3PC Pedogenesis and Weathering in Humid Tropics - Poster
Session No. 129
1.3PD Soils on Limestones: Their Properties, Genesis, and Role in Human Societies - Poster
Session No. 130
1.4B Indigenous Soil Classification Systems - Poster
Session No. 131
1.5A Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Soil Sensing, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis - Poster
Session No. 132
1.6A Imprint of Environmental Change on Paleosols - Poster
Session No. 133
1.6B Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta and Terra Preta Nova): A Tribute to Wim Sombroek - Poster
Session No. 134
2.0A Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water & Soil Quality - Poster
Session No. 135
2.0P Measurement, Occurrence, and Transport of Radionuclides in Soils and Sediments, and their Transfer to Biota - Poster
Session No. 136
2.1A Soil Structuring as a Dynamic Process and Particles Transfer - Poster
Session No. 137
2.1B Soil Hydrology, Structure, and Micromorphic Propoerties (Soil Porous System) - Poster
Session No. 138
2.2A Soil Organic Matter: Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration - Poster
Session No. 139
2.2B Adsorption Processes in Soils - Basis for Ecological Soil Functions - Poster
Session No. 140
2.3A Microbial Habitat: Evolution, Structure and Distribution in Soils - Poster
Session No. 141
2.3B Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology in Soils - Poster
Session No. 142
2.3P New Strategies for Management of Plant Pathogenic Soil Microorganisms - Natural Soil Suppression or Genetically Modified Plants - Poster
Session No. 143
2.4B Soil Mineralogy and Geophysics: Environmental and Soils Management and Mineral Exploration - Poster
Session No. 144
2.5A Soil Physicochemical-Biological Interfacial Interactions: Impacts on Transformations and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids - Poster
Session No. 145
2.5B Interactions between Clays and Organic Matter and Their Impact on Sorption and Availability of Organic Compounds in Soil Environments - Poster
Session No. 146
3.0A Long-term Agronomic Experiments: Their Importance for Science and Society - Poster
Session No. 147
3.0B Emerging Topics in Soil Use and Management - Poster
Session No. 148
3.0W Sustainable Soils and Life on Land - Poster
Session No. 149
3.1A Land Use Planning: Environmental, Economic and Social Trade-offs - Poster
Session No. 150
3.1B Translating Soil Science into Agricultural & Environmental Policy - Poster
Session No. 151
3.2A Environmental Impacts of Soil Erosion - Measuring and Modeling On- and Off-Site Damages of Soil Erosion - Poster
Session No. 152
3.2B Dryland Conservation Technologies: Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability - Poster
Session No. 153
3.2C Water Use Challenges for the Future - Poster
Session No. 154
3.3A Future Challenges in P Fertilization and the Environment - Poster
Session No. 155
3.3B Nutrient Use Efficiency and Global Agriculture - Poster
Session No. 156
3.4A Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation I. Agroecosystems: Processes & Assessment - Poster
Session No. 157
3.4B Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation II. Agroecosystems: Reclamation Strategies - Poster
Session No. 158
3.5C Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation III. Agro- and Forest Ecosystems: Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes - Poster
Session No. 159
3.5D Combating Global Soil & Land Degradation IV. Salinization, Sodification and Other Forms of Degradation in Agricultural and Native Ecosystems - Poster
Session No. 160
3.5P New Methods for Large-Area Assessment of Soil Degradation - Poster
Session No. 161
4.0A Bridging Soil Science, Environmental Policy and Communications - Poster
Session No. 162
4.1A Organic Farming Advantages and Disadvantages for Soils, Water Quality and Sustainability - Poster
Session No. 163
4.1B Role of Organic Matter for Soil Properties and Consequences for Environmental Functions - Poster
Session No. 164
4.1PA Soils and Natural Hazards (Knowledge, Assessment and Mitigation) - Poster
Session No. 165
4.1PB Soil, Wine and Other Quality Crops - Poster
Session No. 166
4.2A Soil Care and Quality Soil Management - Poster
Session No. 167
4.2B Biologically Intensive Agriculture: an Approach to Combating Hunger for the Poor - Poster
Session No. 168
4.2C Soil Quality as it Affects Nutrients in Food Crops and Human Health - Poster
Session No. 169
4.3A Land Use Modeling as a Tool to Combat Soil Degradation - Poster
Session No. 170
4.3P Intensification of Agricultural Production Systems and the Environment - Poster
Session No. 171
4.4A Case Histories of the Relationships Among Soils and Societies - Poster
Session No. 172
4.4P Soil Science and International Organizations - Poster
Session No. 173
4.5A History of Soil Science in Developing Countries - Poster
Session No. 174
AS Acid Sulfate Soils: Technological Advances Enabling Better Management - Poster
Session No. 175
CR Soils of Northern, Southern Polar Region and Soils of High Elevations and Their Relationship to Global Climate Change - Poster
Session No. 176
LD Soil Degradation: Processes, Control, and Politics - Poster
Session No. 179
RB Developments in the World Reference Base (WRB), Soil Taxonomy (ST) and Other National Soil Classification Systems for Soil Resources - Poster
Session No. 177
SCE Evaluating Management Impacts on Forest Soils - Poster
Session No. 178
SU Soils in Urban Ecosystems: Characteristics and Functioning - Poster


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