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Upcoming Meetings of Interest to USCSSA Members

Scientists to Gather in Houston in October to Celebrate International Year of Planet Earth, Boulder, CO and Madison, WI– More than 10,000 scientists, professionals, and students will gather in Houston on 5-9 October 2008 to discuss the latest research and current trends in energy, water resources, science education, earth systems, and related sciences. This meeting is sponsored by the Geological Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. Also participating is the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology and the meeting is hosted by the Houston Geological Society. For the full press release, you can point people here:
The intention of this first-ever joint meeting is to highlight and stimulate discussions in areas of common interest across the diversity of disciplines of the organizations represented. Held under the theme, “Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth,” the meeting recognizes the International Year of Planet Earth initiative, organized by International Union of Geological Sciences and the United Nations General Assembly.

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. & New Zealand Soil Science Association Conference – December 1-5, 2008 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. More information pertaining to our conference can be found by visiting See poster (pdf).

National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists 2008 Annual Meeting, Feb 20-22, 2008. The announcement and registration information now available (more).

First International Conference on Hydropedology: The abstract deadline is Feb. 1, 2008. More information can be gathered through Henry Lin's website or through the IUSS web site. The Eurosoil 2008 Meeting will be held in August 2008 in Vienna, Austria (more information). The organizer is Winfried E.H. Blum.

The small state soil profiles used above, and the images from the photo collage (Soils All Around Us) are all courtesy of USDA NRCS. Click here to learn more about the images.
State Soils

Nebraska Soil Profile (Holdrege)Did you know that each US state has an official state soil? Learn more from the USDA NRCS State Soils web site.

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