Recent news sent to members - further details below the list

SA Branch - AGM and end of year celebrations December 8

NSW Branch - AGM December 14

WA Branch AGM December - December 2

WA Branch World Soil Day Seminars with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

ART IN SOIL - invitation from the Qld Branch to sponsor this project

2017 CALENDAR - ensure your contact details are up to date to receive your calendar

Soil Crumbs -  November 

Events and book reviews forwarded by the British Society of Soil Science

Old issues of Soil Crumbs - October

 


TAS BRANCH   - Final Dirt Drinks November 25

Branch members are invited to join with staff from Ag Assist at the T-Bone Brewery from 6.30 pm on Friday November 25. The Brewery is located on the corner of Elizabeth and Tasma St at 308 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.


 

SA BRANCH   - December 8 end-of-year celebrations!

Dear members,

We invite you to our end-of year-celebrations on Thursday the 8th of December. We also celebrate 60 years Soil Science Australia, so we hope to see a big turnout for this event. We encourage not only our current members but also past committee members to attend. So, please share this email or the registration link with any past committee member or Soil Science Australia volunteer who may not have received this 

SA Branch end of year celebration

email. Also, we would like to display pictures from over the years, so if you have any pictures (the older, the better) from Soil Science Australia activities you are happy to share, please send them to fien.degryse@adelaide.edu.au.

The event will kicked off with the Annual General Meeting at 3pm. Attached are the Minutes of last year’s meeting. We hope you will all attend the AGM – your involvement is important. For next year, we are looking for new (executive) committee members, so anyone who is keen to play a more active role in our society, please let us know!

This year, we won’t have the Pioneers Lecture in December, which will be held beginning of 2017 instead, but instead we will give the stage to the students who received support to attend the NZASSS conferencein Queenstown. Please come along to give some constructive feed

back to the students who will represent our branch in NZ.

Finally, we will hold a reception and barbecue at the Gum Oval. To plan for catering, we ask you to register here. (Just tap the “Register” button and supply your name and an email-address.)

So, to sum it all up:

                3 pm: AGM in the Charles Hawker conference centre (Waite Campus)  

                4 pm: Student Award Winners Seminar in the Charles Hawker conference centre

                5 pm: Reception and bbq at the Gum Oval (Waite Campus) – Gold coin donation – Please registerby December 6

Hope to see you the 8th of December!

Soil Science Australia – SA Branch

PS: You may or may not have seen our branch website (http://soilscienceaustralia.com.au/wp/sa/). We welcome contributions of our members! Do you have a new paper published? Do you have a nice soil-related story? Let us know!

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Fien Degryse

Secretary – SA Branch Soil Science Australia
Phone: +61 8 8313 7467 Mobile: 0499 154200  http://soilscienceaustralia.com.au/wp/sa/

 

 


NSW BRANCH   - AGM 14 December

Notice of Annual General Meeting &

Call for Executive Committee Positions

Wednesday 14th December 2016 

It is our pleasure to invite members to attend the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. Annual General Meeting for 2016.

VENUE: Conference room,  Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, NZ (The 2016 NZ/ASSSI joint conference venue)

 [Venue contact: Peter Bacon woodlots3@bigpond.com 0427905440]

5.20 PM:   Meet and greet members drinks and nibbles supplied

5.30 PM:  Annual General Meeting and elections

6.30 PM:  Dinner at ‘Coalfire’. 17 Ballarat Street, The Mall,. Queenstown.  This is a fabulous,  casual restaurant with lots of shared plate types of food– at own expense .

Apologies and attendances for the AGM can be sent to me at the address below.  

Peter Bacon woodlots3@bigpond.com 0427905440

  


WA BRANCH AGM  - SAVE THE DATE!

On Friday 2nd December the WA branch will be holding a series of events at the Agricultural Science Lecture Theatre at UWA, all of which you are invited to.  At 3pm, the three WA NZASSS student scholarship winners will give brief presentations on their papers.  This will be followed by the awarding of three prizes from competitions held during the ‘Know Your Southern Soils’ field tour, concluding the session at 4pm.  At 4.15pm the AGM will commence, finishing no later than 5pm.  Shortly after, drinks and nibbles will be served on the foreshore.  There is no charge associated with any of this and all members are welcome to attend.  A formal agenda will follow soon.  I will also be sending a list of committee positions and nomination forms for those positions (for the AGM) shortly too.

For now, hold the date!  Friday 2nd December: 3-6pm @ UWA

Regards,

James.  

James Macfarlane

Secretary, WA Branch – Soil Science Australia

www.soilscienceaustralia.com.au/branches/western-australia

 


2016 WORLD SOIL DAY SEMINARS - WA BRANCH

Dear WA member,

On the 24th of November (this Thursday) the WA branch of Soil Science Australia will be co-branding a seminar series with The Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority at Kings Park.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this special event.

World Soil Day seminars

In celebration of World Soils Day, academics, Government staff, researchers and interested members of the public are invited to attend a special seminar series held in Kings Park.

When: 03:00pm ­ 05:00pm, Thursday, 24 November 2016

Where: Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Kings Park

Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3614

Email: scienceadmin@bgpa.wa.gov.au

 

Program of events

 Restoration of degraded land in semi-arid areas: connecting Southern and Northern hemispheres

Presenter: Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas (UWA, BGPA)

 Restoration of quarries under Mediterranean arid and semi-arid environments

Presenter: Professor Albert Solé-Benet (Arid Zone Research Institute, National Research Council of Spain)

 Effects of restoration strategies (organic amendments and mulches) on soil properties and native vegetation

Presenter: Dr Lourdes Luna Ramos (Arid Zone Research Institute, National Research Council of Spain)

 Refreshments: Drinks and nibbles will be served after the seminars.

Regards,

James Macfarlane

Secretary, WA Branch – Soil Science Australia

www.soilscienceaustralia.com.au/branches/western-australia

 


ART IN SOIL 

An invitation to members of Soil Science Australia

In 2016 the Queensland Branch of Soil Science Australia has been working towards a public awareness campaign whereby art will be used as the medium to evoke an emotional dialogue on the importance of soils to society and its prosperity (See: www.ArtInSoil.org).

The Art in Soil Initiative’s first campaign has been titled “Let’s Get Dirty”, which is an invitation, appeals to children, elucidates curiosity, is playful, and, most importantly, is focussed on winning back the term ‘dirt’ as a positive one. We acknowledge that the general public have their own language in everyday use, and that the fastest way to engage on complex issues such as soil security is to use this in the first instance.

The invitation to artists to submit an Expression of Interest has closed and we have had 30 excellent and thought provoking entrants. Shortlisting is now underway, with the challenge to finally select just 6 artists for the residency.

The intention is that each artist will be presented at a launch event (Brisbane based) and then followed through their artistic journey via media (social, print and video documentary). This artistic journey will be over six months and provides a significant opportunity to start and provide momentum to the discussion, as well as maximise exposure to the campaign. It will then culminate in an exhibition event (Brisbane based). We are hoping to generate enough momentum that the exhibition will be travelled, but this is currently outside the scope.

We expect this campaign to have much media exposure and legitimacy with in principal support currently being provided by the ABC and Queensland Government. The campaign will need extensive funding, with a portion of this being through sponsorship. Given the level of exposure expected, we would like to offer this fantastic opportunity first of all to our members. Details on the level of support can be found at http://www.artinsoil.org/sponsorincluding the concept note, which contains sponsor package details. Whilst we have explicitly documented packages, if you have a unique proposition, we would be interested in hearing it.


CALENDAR - REMINDER TO UPDATE YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS DETAILS

The 2017 Australian Soils Calendar is with the printer and delivery is scheduled for World Soil Day.

To ensure you receive your calendar could you please check your mailing address is correct by logging into your membership portal before 5pm Tuesday 22 November.

 


 

 

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Soil Science Australia Soil Crumbs #9 -  November  2016 

 

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From the Executive Officer, Linda Bennison
Interviews are underway for the appointment of the next Executive Officer of Soil Science Australia with excellent applications from skilled candidates providing the EO Appointment Panel with an enjoyable task.  As I retire on December 31 the process for appointing the new EO is progressing smoothly for a January 2017 start.  World Soil Day, the joint NZ Australian conference, branch AGMs/ end of year celebrations and Christmas are approaching so I hope you find time to attend an event and catch up with your soil colleagues before year end. If I don’t see you at an event please take this ‘crumb’ as my farewell. The last 15 years working with Soil Science Australia have been immensely satisfying and enjoyable due to the contribution of so many generous members and I wish Soil Science Australia a successful future.

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NEW SOIL OFFICE NUMBER 0476 450 321   or  04 SOIL 0321

 

 

 

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CPSS Fundamentals Exam registration now available

The 2016 Fundamentals Exam will be offered on December 5 2016 (World Soil Day).  Please visit the CPSS website Downloads and Information page 2016 Fundamentals Exam page  http://www.cpss.org.au/2016-fundamentals-exam for information on cost, registration and likely exam venues.

NSW EPA recognises CPSS CSAM

The CPSS board is proud to announce the NSW EPA recognises the CPSS CSAM certification as providing a thorough process for certifying contaminated land consultants to an acceptable minimum standard of competency.

Any reports submitted to the EPA associated with a preliminary investigation order, management order, voluntary management proposal, ongoing maintenance order or duty to report contamination after 1 July 2017 must be prepared, or reviewed and approved, by a certified consultant. 

Further details on NSW EPA requirements: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/clm/selectaclmcons.htm

To apply: www.cpss.org.au/contaminated-sites

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World Soil Day Opportunities – taking the pulse

The Global Soil Partnership have officially launched the World Soil Day campaign whose theme is "Soils & Pulses, symbiosis for life". This collective effort is aimed at bringing attention to the benefits we receive from soils and linking it to the FAO International Year of Pulses.

The GSP Secretariat have prepared an array of stunning campaign materials to help create a buzz about World Soil Day 2016 and ask you to please tell your friends and colleagues about it and help disseminate the WSD campaign page. http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/#c480787   Help yourself to some great free resources via the links below although you may prefer to use the Australian WSD logo to the left.

Threat on soil functions  | WSD Logo  |  Poster  | Web banner and button  |  Mega banner  |   T-Shirt  |  Videos  |  Soils infographics |  Where Food begins poster 

           

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Can you help the new EO transition smoothly?
The new EO will be commencing work in January, the month with the heaviest workload of the year due to subscription renewals.  To make the transition into the role easier for the new EO the current federal office staff would like to initiate the subs renewals earlier than would normally be the case.  If you are in a position of being able to pay your subscription fees before Christmas it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Caroline Bennison, Membership and Events Manager, if you require any assistance with either logging into your membership portal or making the payment via membership@soilscienceaustralia.org   

 

2018 National Soils Conference heads to Canberra

Your invitation to Soil – the key to the past, present and future.

The 2018 conference will focus on the soil science challenges of the present and future and include refresher courses in soil chemistry, physics and biology, theme keynote presentations emphasizing soil science for the future, CPSS candidate training, individual research oral and poster presentations, pre/mid/post conference field trips, workshop reviews on soil & - global food security, yield gap, knowledge of other professions, teaching and environmental services.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Dr Peter Bacon CPSS 0432 663 733.

 

IUSS Alert 137 (November 2016)

contains interesting articles on wind erosion qualitative assessment, sampling depth confounds soil acidification outcomes, plant based remediation on acid sulfate soils, IT and mainstream alternative agriculture, mining Martian soil, using dirt to catch serial killers, thinking soil to stop buildings collapse, Royal support of soil to combat climate changes, mapping Africa’s soil microbiome, new coverage on soils of the USA, new film on soil plus updates on conferences, meetings and workshops.   More information http://iuss.boku.ac.at/index.php?article_id=620

Branch Events on a new Soil News Page

A new page, Soil News, has been created to provide members with updates on society events and correspondence from across Australia. If branch events do not have an entry fee they may not appear in Event Registration software so please check the Soil News link for information. Old copies of Soil Crumbs will be archived on this page:  http://soilscienceaustralia.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=392


Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks

The Tasmanian Branch invites you to the  DIRT DRINKS, a casual gathering of all interested parties to talk soils and soil science over a beverage at the T-Bone Brewery from 6.30 pm on Friday November 25. The Brewery is located on the corner of Elizabeth and Tasma St at 308 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.  Please pass this invitation on to your networks and to anyone you think may be interested.

WA Branch – World Soil Day Seminars

On the 24th of November (this Thursday) the WA branch of Soil Science Australia will be co-branding a seminar series with The Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority at Kings Park.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this special event. In celebration of World Soils Day, academics, Government staff, researchers and interested members of the public are invited to attend a special seminar series held in Kings Park.

When: 03:00pm ­ 05:00pm, Thursday, 24 November 2016  Where: Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Kings Park Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3614 Email: scienceadmin@bgpa.wa.gov.au

SA Branch AGM  – December 8

We invite you to our end-of year-celebrations on Thursday the 8th of December. We also celebrate 60 years Soil Science Australia, so we hope to see a big turnout for this event. We encourage not only our current members but also past committee members to attend. So, please share this email or the registration link with any past committee member or Soil Science Australia volunteer who may not have received this email. Also, we would like to display pictures from over the years, so if you have any pictures (the older, the better) from Soil Science Australia activities you are happy to share, please send them to fien.degryse@adelaide.edu.au.

WA Branch AGM December 2

On Friday 2nd December the WA branch will be holding a series of events at the Agricultural Science Lecture Theatre at UWA, all of which you are invited to.  At 3pm, the three WA NZASSS student scholarship winners will give brief presentations on their papers.  This will be followed by the awarding of three prizes from competitions held during the ‘Know Your Southern Soils’ field tour, concluding the session at 4pm.  At 4.15pm the AGM will commence, finishing no later than 5pm.  Shortly after, drinks and nibbles will be served on the foreshore.  There is no charge associated with any of this and all members are welcome to attend.  Friday 2nd December: 3-6pm @ UWA Regards, James.   James Macfarlane Secretary, WA Branch – Soil Science Australia

NSW AGM December 14
It is our pleasure to invite members to attend the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. Annual General Meeting for 2016 at The  Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, NZ (The 2016 NZ/ASSSI joint conference venue)  5.20 PM:   Meet and greet members drinks and nibbles supplied, 5.30 PM:  Annual General Meeting and elections 6.30 PM:  Dinner at ‘Coalfire’. 17 Ballarat Street, The Mall,. Queenstown.  This is a fabulous,  casual restaurant with lots of shared plate types of food– at own expense . Apologies and attendances for the AGM can be sent to me at the address below.  Peter Bacon woodlots3@bigpond.com 0427905440

NSW Branch 2017 ACT Regional Forum - February 2017

Soil health is an essential requirement of a sustainable, functioning agroecosystem.  In order for farmers to maintain or improve soil health through their management they need to access and use good quality, local soil information, including identification of soil types and their soil health status and land capability.  Tracking of soil health status, at the local level, largely falls to farmers.  The forum will allow a space for practicing soil scientists in government, industry and universities to gather together and expand on the status of soil information in NSW, and debate our approach to connecting to land managers to soil information, and where we can improve with the benefit of hindsight. Further information and booking link https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventList.aspx

2016 Annual General Meeting Invitation

Soil Science Australia 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 December 2016 commencing 6.00 pm at the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown New Zealand.  Members unable to attend in person are invited to join by teleconference (dial in 1800 179 061  access code 5517780). The AGM agenda and papers will be forwarded to members in late November and the 2016 Annual Report will be distributed to Members following the AGM


                     

Soil Science Australia partnership with Allied Insurance Australia

Soil Science Australia welcomes a new partnership with Allied Insurance Australia (AIA) – an insurance advisory

firm that has over 32 years’ insurance and risk management experience. AIA have a comprehensive understanding of the soil science profession and can assist members with insurance and risk management services needed to protect their business. This includes assistance with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for Certified Professional Soil Scientists and Soil Science Australia members.

AIA will support Soil Science Australia through the payment of referral fees with every policy taken out by a member. This support is valuable and will assist Soil Science Australia to improve the services that are provided to members. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership between AIA and Soil Science Australia that is built on trust and transparency and which supports the insurance needs of our members.

If your insurance policies are due for renewal or you would like more information about this new partnership, please contact David Piacentino from AIA on info@alliedinsurance.com.au  or via the web ALLIEDINSURANCEAUSTRALIA.COM.AU

Allied Insurance Australia Group Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 1239024) of Insurance Advisernet Australia Pty Ltd. AFSL 240549 ABN 15 003 886 687.

 

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Joint NZ conference shaping up to be winner!
Register for Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder and check out the updated program
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Queenstown New Zealand 12-16 December 2016. Further information and registration via the conference web site: http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/

 7th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference Melbourne 4-8 December 2016
The conference theme - SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY FOR THE WORLD -aims to address "the Nutrient Nexus" of reducing nutrient losses while producing food and energy for all of our human family.  Register via https://cdesign.eventsair.com/ini-2016/ini-registration/Site/Register  
INTERNATIONAL SOIL EVENTS
November 2016
November 27 – December 5, 2016 15th International Conference on Soil Micromorphology Mexico City, Mexico. This conference will be organized jointly with the IUSS Commissions 1.3 Soil Genesis and 1.6 Palaeopedology. The early registration fee for full participants at the Conference will be 200 €; the student fee will be 150 €, with appropriate verification of student status.  Read more
December 2016

1-7 December 2016 Bloemfontein, South Africa International Soil Classification Congress in South Africa The congress proper will span three days, preceded by a four-day pre-congress field workshop. The field workshop starts the morning of 1 December in Pretoria and ends on 4 December in the evening in Bloemfontein. The field workshop will expose participants to the soils of Pretoria (manganiferous soils), Lichtenburg (aeolian, granitic and dolomitic agriculture soils), Potchefstroom (Technosols and aeolian agricultural soils), Sasolburg (high-activity clay agriculture soils), and the Vredefort meteor impact site. This congress is the official congress of IUSS Commission 1.4 (Soil Classification) and is supported by the Soil Science Society of South Africa and the University of the Free State. Abstract submission & Registration opens on 1 May 2016; Deadline for abstract submission: 17 June 2016. Read more 

4-8 December  7th International Nitrogen Conference Melbourne MCG Victoria Australia  www.ini2016.com
5-6 December 2016 More Science-Society interfaces for a global soil security Paris, France   The 2nd Global Soil Security Conference aims to demonstrate that soil, this highly pressurized and crucial resource, is indispensable partner to meet sustainable development goals. The demonstration will be done by linking businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers on soil security dimensions through good working practices, business solutions, scientific outcomes and international initiatives that enhance protection and sustainable management of soils. We invite you to join us to learn from and share your experiences from land management, business, policy and local practice! https://gssparisen.wordpress.com/
12-16 December  Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder  Queenstown Joint New Zealand and Australian Soil Science Societies conference http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/call-for-abstracts/instructions-themes.html
March 2017
15th March 20-22, 2017, Ispra, Italy. Soil Erosion Modelling Workshop.  Scientists dealing at small scale are invited to present the possibilities and limitations of upscaling their results. Scientists operating at large scale should think how to validate their modelling/ mapping with small scale data. Emphasis will also be given to management practices that can reduce soil erosion. Workshop financial support includes accommodation, transfer from/to the airport, transfer between JRC and hotel, lunch/coffee, etc.   Read more: http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/themes/erosion-modelling-workshop
April 2017
23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria . European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU 2017), Session SSS2.8/BG9.44 on Soil Quality Assessment in Degraded Ecosystems: Global Advances and Challenges.  Around 14,000 scientists from 109 countries participated in the last EGU General Assembly. Early career researchers and PhD students are strongly encouraged to participate. Abstract submission deadline: 11 January 2017. Deadline for applying for travel and attendance support is 1 December 2016.  Read more: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/session/24181  Conference website: http://www.egu2017.eu/
May 2017
14-18 May The 15th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis (ISSPA),  Nanjing, China. ISSPA is devoted to the science and practices of soil, plant, feed, animal waste, and water analysis. This symposium provides an opportunity for international scientists interested in agricultural testing and results interpretations to exchange knowledge, foster collaborations, and learn advanced analytical technologies and laboratory management strategies. The registration is open. Please consider presenting a paper, becoming a sponsor/exhibitor. For more information, please visit http://isspa2017.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

May 22-27, 2017.  9th International Congress of the Working Group on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas, SUITMA 9

Moscow, Russia. This year’s theme for the congress will be «Urbanization: a challenge and an opportunity for soil functions and ecosystem services». The SUITMA 9 congress will summarize the experiences and existing methodologies in analyses, assessments, and modelling of anthropogenic effects on soils and the related ecological risks to the sustainability of soils of urban, industrial, traffic, mining and military areas (SUITMAs) and explore the potential of SUITMAs to provide key functions and ecosystem services. The scientific program will include a plenary session, 14 thematic sessions and 6 round tables, 4 one-day field tours and two post-congress tours. On-line registration and abstract submission until January 15, 2017.  Read more: http://www.suitma-russia.com/index.php/en/

May 29 – June 1, 2017 Humic Substances in Ecosystems (HSE11), Wrocław/Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland. HSE11 is a cyclic international conference organized in 2017 by the Polish Chapter of the International Humic Substances Society. Topics: 1. Structure and properties of humic substances; 2. Humic substances in soil genesis and soil protection; 3. Transformation of NOM in terrestrial and water ecosystems; 4. Industrial and agricultural applications of organic matter; 5. Organic wastes and their utilization. Deadline for Early Bird Registration: January 31, 2017. Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: March 1, 2017.  Read more: http://www.org.up.wroc.pl/ptsh/HSE11.htm

June 2017

June 12-16, 2017, Lleida (Spain).  1st World Conference on Soil and Water Conservation under Global Change (CONSOWA) – news

A joint Conference of the “International Soil Conservation Organization” (19th ISCO Conference), the “World Association for Soil and Water Conservation” (Conference on Soil and Water Conservation of WASWAC), the “European Society for Soil Conservation” (8th ESSC Congress), the “International Union of Soil Science (IUSS-Commissions 3.2, 3.6), the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), the “International Erosion Control Association” (IECA) and the “World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research” (WASER), in parallel with the VIII Simposio Nacional sobre Control de la Degradación y Restauración de Suelos (SECS).  New deadline for short abstract submission: 15 January 2017. New deadline for early registration at reduced rates: 30 January 2017. New deadline for CONSOWA scholarships: 31 January 2017. Read more: http://www.consowalleida2017.com/  Download new folder: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/news_consowa__15_november_2016_-corrected.pdf

26 June to 1 July 2017 Pedometrics 2017. 25th anniversary of Pedometrics will be celebrated in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Abstract submissions are now open for conference topics ranging from ‘big data, data mining and machine learning for soil science’ to ‘proximal soil sensing’. The organisers are also calling for submission of proposals for pre-conference workshops. Pedometrics 2017 is organised by the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences and its Working Groups.  Read more: http://www.pedometrics2017.org/

July 2017
July 4 - 6, 2017, GlobalSoilMap conference in Moscow, Russia. Join this exciting conference highlighting Advances in the GlobalSoilMap project. Topics also include developments in Digital Soil Mapping theory and methods, new sources of data for digital soil mapping applied at Regional and National extent.
August 2017

August 27-31,2017. Wageningen the Netherlands.  Soil Conference: Soil Science in a Changing World.  In 2017, Wageningen University & Research would like to invite you to the third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference, to continue work on identifying actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to initiate programs that aim at a lasting increase in soil organic carbon, and to develop narratives on soil-based solutions that are convincing to policy makers and other stakeholders. Download First Circular: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/pedometrics_2017_conference_announcement_long.pdf

 

2018
21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio de Janiero Brazil  http://www.21wcss.org/
2022
22nd World Congress of Soil Science Glasgow Scotland   


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2016 LEEPER LECTURE

A reminder that you are invited to the  the 25th annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture presented by the 2015 Teakle Award Winner, Associate Professor Ann McNeill, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide. She will speak on "The art of soil science communication." The details are:

  • Date: 18th November
  • Time: 4.00 pm for the AGM; 5.00 pm for the GW Leeper Lecture
  • Location: Lower Lecture Theatre, Building 142 (Agriculture Building) The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, The University of Melbourne. 

You are also invited the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch. This will be held immediately preceding the Leeper Lecture at 4.00pm. All positions on the Victorian Branch Committee will be declared vacant at this meeting and we invite nominations for the office bearers, to be nominated and seconded via the attached nomination form.

Please forward all correspondence, agenda items and proxy nominations to Rebecca Mitchell (victoria@soilscienceaustralia.org).

Refreshments will be served immediately after the Leeper Lecture. The annual Victorian Branch Dinner at Jimmy Watson's (http://jimmywatsons.com/) will follow refreshments. Please RSVP for the dinner to Rebecca Mitchell (victoria@soilscienceaustralia.org) by 16th November


For those who are unable to attend in person:
This year, the Victorian Branch is trialling live streaming of the AGM and Leeper Lecture using Zoom for those who are unable to attend the lecture. If you would like to participate online, you will need to download Zoom and log on via this link here: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/346719388
The link is specific to the AGM and Leeper Lecture. 

In order to allow for questions during the AGM and after the Leeper Lecture, you can join this LinkedIn group which has been set up specifically for this event: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019182. To ask a question, simply post on to the Discussion forum. Please note that this group will be monitored during the event only (ie. between 3.30 pm - 6.15 pm on the 18th November). 

Please note that this is the first time that we will be using live streaming so there may be some technical hiccups along the way. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Additional information can be found on the attached flyer.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Vanessa Wong
Victoria Branch President | Soil Science Australia  


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Soil Science Australia Soil Crumbs #8 -  October  2016 
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From the Federal President, Tim Overheu CPSS

Welcome to October! Mid-spring for most and of course 'Oktoberfest' - the traditional month to celebrate beer and other fine boutique brews! With this in mind, I wonder if there is a terroir for hops while I lift my stein to hail three cheers to Linda Bennison, Soil Science Australia's Executive Officer to again acknowledge her outstanding commitment to the Society. Linda recently announced that she would not be extending her contract into 2017. The management committee are well prepared and so, if you believe you have what it takes to be an Exec Officer for a well organised Professional Society consider applying (http://www.soilscienceaustralia.org/careers/employment-opportunities).  Please enjoy this latest monthly edition of Crumbs - an abundance of activity coming over the next few months!

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CPSS Publication Form now Available

New ‘publication’ application form will be available from 31 October 2016 contact CPSS Administrator Dr Cam Grant

30 fee waivers remaining for CPSS applications – the fee waiver will apply to both ‘Experience’ and to ‘Publication’ applications.

OPD diaries to change from annual to 3 yearly submission commencing 2017.

More information www.cpss.com.au  or contact Dr Cameron Grant CPSS Administrator office@cpss.com.au

CPSS Fundamentals Exam registration now available

The 2016 Fundamentals Exam will be offered on December 5 2016 (World Soil Day).  Please visit the CPSS website Downloads and Information page 2016 Fundamentals Exam page  http://www.cpss.org.au/2016-fundamentals-exam for information on cost, registration and likely exam venues.

 

Employment Opportunities in Soil Science & Tenders

#114 Executive Officer Soil Science Australia
          
– closing date October 24

#115 Tender Woolgoolga to Ballina, Erosion and Sediment Control Compliance, Glenugie to Ballina
          
– closing date November 3

-       CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soil Physics and Hydrology - https://jobs.csiro.au/job/CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-in-Soil-Physics-and-Hydrology/367110300/  


More information http://www.soilscienceaustralia.org/careers/employment-opportunities

Soil Science Australia notifies advertisers of positions requiring expertise in Soil Science that their selection criteria should include the requirement for CPSS accreditation. Certified Professional Soil Scientists (CPSS) meet the recognised standards in experience and academic qualification. Details on CPSS accreditation can be found at www.cpss.com.au

 

PhD scholarships Federation University

Federation University Australia is offering PhD scholarships with a tax-free stipend of $30k/yr; applications close on November 11th with more information via http://federation.edu.au/research/research-areas/research-priority-areas 

Of interest may be the scholarship titled "Digital agriculture impacts for soil health and water management"

http://federation.edu.au/research/research-degrees/scholarships/research-priority-area-scholarships/dynamic-landscapes#Digital

Branch Events

Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks

The Tasmanian Branch invites you to DIRT DRINKS, a casual gathering of all interested parties to talk soils and soil science over a beverage at the Red Shed, HOBART BREWING COMPANY BREWERY & TAP ROOM 16 Evans Street, Macquarie Point, Hobart, Tasmania.  Please pass this invitation on to your networks and to anyone you think may be interested.

Queensland Branch October OGM – October 20

The upcoming OGM on October 20th will have Dr Rob Loch discussing “Soil erosion assessment and management, a unique combination of science, practice, and social value”.  Rob Loch is one of Australia’s most experienced soil erosion research scientists with lots of letters following his name. But don’t just come and hear him talk for those reasons alone, come because he is an engaging and passionate speaker on all things soils. Book via https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx

 

SA Branch Soil Workshop – November 3

Is soil terminology a bit of a mystery to you?  Do you want to know more about soils – so you can understand & communicate better about them, their properties, as well as their impact on growing plants, water & nutrient movement, land management & the environment?  Do you know your Red Brown Earths from your Chromosols, or your Terra Rossas from your Dermosols?  Do you want to know about soil horizons, texture & structure; or why there are so many different soils?  Do you want to know about common soil analyses like pH & what they tell us?  Do you want to learn about cation exchange; or what a simple soil description can reveal about soil fertility, drainage, waterholding capacity, plant growth & land management?  Do you want to know more about soils? ... if so, this interactive 1-day workshop could be for you!  November 3 at Waite Campus Urrbrae.  More information and registration link https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx

Magic Moments in Soil Science Dinner in Queensland - November 18

Listen to our members as they share their ‘magic moment in soil science’, enjoy a pictorial slideshow from the last 60 years, relax with good company, reminiscence with old friends, and make some new friends! The 60th Anniversary dinner will be held on the 18th November at Boulevard Gardens, Indooroopilly, Brisbane. Expressions of interest for attending the event are now open on https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=58

 

Metagenomics Lecture at The University of Melbourne – October 27

Victorian members are invited to attend a lecture hosted by Melbourne University and presented by visiting Professor James Tiedje's titled “Metagenomics for Function: Assessing the Rhizosphere  Microbiome and Antibiotic Resistances in the Environment” between  4-5pm on Thursday 27th October at the Lower Theatre, Building 142 (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Corner of Tin Ally and Royal Parade), Parkville Campus. Interstate members are most welcome.

Urban Agriculture Forum Victoria – November 20-21

Australian Urban Agriculture Forum to take place at the Burnley campus on November 20 - 21, 2016. http://www.uaf.org.au/

 

Vic Branch Gibbons Award - closing October 21
The deadline for the Frank Gibbons Award has been extended to the 21st October 2016. Further information can be found on the Victorian Branch Website (http://soilscienceaustralia.org/student-awards-and-sponsorship-2)

Leeper Lecture in Victoria – November 18
The Victorian Branch would like to invite you to the 25th annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture on the 18 November 2016 at 5.00pm at the Lower Lecture Theatre, Building 142 (Agriculture Building) The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, The University of Melbourne. The lecture will be presented by the 2015 Teakle Award Winner, Associate Professor Ann McNeill, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide. She will speak on "The art of soil science communication." Refreshments will be served immediately after the Leeper Lecture. 

Victorian Branch 2016 AGM – November 18
Victorian members are invited to the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch. The AGM will be held on the 18 November 2016 at 4.00pm at the Lower Lecture Theatre, Building 142 (Agriculture Building) The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, The University of Melbourne, i.e. immediately preceding the Leeper Lecture. All positions on the Victorian Branch Committee will be declared vacant at this meeting and we invite nominations for the office bearers, to be nominated and seconded on the prescribed nomination form.  Please contact Branch Secretary Rebecca Mitchell (victoria@soilscienceaustralia.org) for a nomination form and the relevant meeting papers.

Victorian Branch Annual Dinner – November 18
Members are invited to the annual Victorian Branch Dinner at Jimmy Watson's (http://jimmywatsons.com/on the 18 November 2016  from 7.30pm. Please RSVP for the dinner to Rebecca Mitchell (victoria@soilscienceaustralia.org) by 16th November. Note the dinner follows the Leeper Lecture and drinks.

NSW Branch 2017 ACT Regional Forum - February 2017

Soil health is an essential requirement of a sustainable, functioning agroecosystem.  In order for farmers to maintain or improve soil health through their management they need to access and use good quality, local soil information, including identification of soil types and their soil health status and land capability.  Tracking of soil health status, at the local level, largely falls to farmers.  The forum will allow a space for practicing soil scientists in government, industry and universities to gather together and expand on the status of soil information in NSW, and debate our approach to connecting to land managers to soil information, and where we can improve with the benefit of hindsight. Further information and booking link https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx

2016 Annual General Meeting Invitation and Executive Committee Nominations Sought

Soil Science Australia 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 December 2016 commencing 6.00 pm at the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown New Zealand.  Members unable to attend in person are invited to join by teleconference (dial in 1800 179 061  access code 5517780). The AGM agenda and papers will be forwarded to members in November and the 2016 Annual Report  distributed to Members following the AGM.  All federal  executive positions are vacant and nominations are sought from financial members for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.  A nomination form can be downloaded from the Downloads page in the members portal or requested from the Federal Office.  Completed nomination forms should be lodged with the federal office by November 14 2016.


  

Wanted

Wet sieve apparatus for aggregate stability assessment.  I'm sure there is a number lying around neglected and looking for a new home.

Please contact Declan McDonald CPSS on 0407 871 391

 

Joint NZ conference shaping up to be winner!
Register for Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder and check out the updated program.

Queenstown New Zealand 12-16 December 2016. Further information and registration via the conference web site: http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/

 Extension to Gibbons Award closing date – now October 21
The deadline for the Frank Gibbons Award has been extended to the 21st October 2016.

The Award consists of a certificate, a copy of Australian Soils and Landscapes, one year subscription to Soil Science Australia and $250 cash. The award will be made for a written piece of work (either an essay or report) by an undergraduate student attending a Victorian tertiary institution or TAFE. Further information can be found on the Victorian Branch Website (http://soilscienceaustralia.org/student-awards-and-sponsorship-2)
 

Australia Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas Launch

Soil Science Australia Patron the Hon. Dr Penny Wensley AC, the Australian Advocate for Soil Health, the Hon Michael Jeffrey and Soil Science Australia Vice President Dr Jane Aiken CPSS attended the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas launch  by the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker MP, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister on behalf of the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Minister for the Environment and Energy the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP and Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science the Hon. Craig Laundy MP on Monday 10 October, 2016 at Parliament House, Canberra. The event was hosted by E. Sem Fabrizi, European Union Ambassador to Australia, and Professor Brajesh K. Singh, Western Sydney University & Atlas editorial board.  Pictured left is the Patron with other officials at the launch. Further information https://globalsoilbiodiversity.org/   

 7th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference Melbourne 4-8 December 2016
The conference theme - SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY FOR THE WORLD -aims to address "the Nutrient Nexus" of reducing nutrient losses while producing food and energy for all of our human family.  Register via https://cdesign.eventsair.com/ini-2016/ini-registration/Site/Register  
 

Call for Instagram Moderators

Are any members interested in taking on a volunteer role with the Soil Science Australia Instagram account? If so, please contact t the federal office.

   
INTERNATIONAL SOIL EVENTS
November 2016
14-18 November – 9th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium Heritage Hammer Springs Canterbury NZ www.lincoln.ac.nz/ASDS
November 27 – December 5, 2016 15th International Conference on Soil Micromorphology Mexico City, Mexico. This conference will be organized jointly with the IUSS Commissions 1.3 Soil Genesis and 1.6 Palaeopedology. The early registration fee for full participants at the Conference will be 200 €; the student fee will be 150 €, with appropriate verification of student status.  Read more
December 2016

1-7 December 2016 Bloemfontein, South Africa International Soil Classification Congress in South Africa The congress proper will span three days, preceded by a four-day pre-congress field workshop. The field workshop starts the morning of 1 December in Pretoria and ends on 4 December in the evening in Bloemfontein. The field workshop will expose participants to the soils of Pretoria (manganiferous soils), Lichtenburg (aeolian, granitic and dolomitic agriculture soils), Potchefstroom (Technosols and aeolian agricultural soils), Sasolburg (high-activity clay agriculture soils), and the Vredefort meteor impact site. This congress is the official congress of IUSS Commission 1.4 (Soil Classification) and is supported by the Soil Science Society of South Africa and the University of the Free State. Abstract submission & Registration opens on 1 May 2016; Deadline for abstract submission: 17 June 2016. Read more 

4-8 December  7th International Nitrogen Conference Melbourne MCG Victoria Australia  www.ini2016.com
5-6 December 2016 More Science-Society interfaces for a global soil security Paris, France   The 2nd Global Soil Security Conference aims to demonstrate that soil, this highly pressurized and crucial resource, is indispensable partner to meet sustainable development goals. The demonstration will be done by linking businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers on soil security dimensions through good working practices, business solutions, scientific outcomes and international initiatives that enhance protection and sustainable management of soils. We invite you to join us to learn from and share your experiences from land management, business, policy and local practice! https://gssparisen.wordpress.com/
12-16 December  Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder  Queenstown Joint New Zealand and Australian Soil Science Societies conference http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/call-for-abstracts/instructions-themes.html
May 2017
14-18 May The 15th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis (ISSPA),  Nanjing, China. ISSPA is devoted to the science and practices of soil, plant, feed, animal waste, and water analysis. This symposium provides an opportunity for international scientists interested in agricultural testing and results interpretations to exchange knowledge, foster collaborations, and learn advanced analytical technologies and laboratory management strategies. The registration is open. Please consider presenting a paper, becoming a sponsor/exhibitor. For more information, please visit http://isspa2017.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1
June 2017
20-23 June The Second Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland UK. For more information see http://www.digitalsoilmorphometrics.org
2018
21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio de Janiero Brazil
2022
22nd World Congress of Soil Science Glasgow Scotland   

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Forthcoming Events

November 2016

3rd November - Sustainable Intensification Research Network 2016 Annual Conference, Charles Darwin House, London United Kingdom

7th November - Early Career Researchers' Grant Writing Workshop, British Ecological Society, 107 Gray's Inn Road, London United Kingdom

9th November - LEAF’s Annual Conference 2016: Debating Natural Capital, Savills, 33 Margaret Street, London W1G 0JD United Kingdom

14th November - Environmental Chemistry of Water, Sediment and Soil: Early Career Researchers Meeting, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, United Kingdom

15th to 17th November - BioControl LATAM, Royal Palm Plaza Hotel, Campinas, San Paulo, Brazil

16th November - Dyslexia and Learning Challenges, Orchard Hotel University Park, The University of Nottingham

23rd November - Upskilling agriculture and food supply—where should charities focus? , SCOPE, 6 Market Road, London N7 6PW United Kingdom

24th November - The future of Wales’ environment: protecting natural capital, improving air quality and tackling climate change, Central Cardiff, Wales

27th November to 2nd December - 15th International Conference on Soil Micromorphology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico city

29th to 30th November - Agricultural Land Classification Course, Birmingham, United Kingdom

December 2016

1st to 7th December - 5th International Soil Classification Congress, South Africa

1st December - Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum - Policy priorities for the UK food, drink and farming industry, Central London, United Kingdom

5th to 6th December - 2nd Global Soil Security Conference, Paris France

12th to 16th December - Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder, Millenium Hotel, Queenstown New Zealand

14th December - Northern Soil Network: Early Careers Event, Myerscough College, Preston, United Kingdom

If you are involved in organising a meeting or wish to promote an event to BSSS members then contact Lynne Boshier with the details.

 

Working with Soil Update

There is still time to register to attend the Agricultural Land Classification (England and Wales) training course on 29th and 30th November 2016. It is the only course available and has been designed and will be taught by agricultural land classification (ALC) experts from Natural England and the Welsh Government. Further details can be found here 

We are finalising our plans for the new year and a 2017 Training Calendar will be available later this month and published on the BSSS website.

Calling all Student Members........

The Call for Abstracts and registration is now open for the Early Career Researchers Conference at Lancaster University on 19th and 20th April 2017. The 2 day conference is fully funded by the Society and it would be great to see as many student members register to attend.

Other News

Call for UK Experts in Climate Change to scope IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

BEIS is now inviting UK experts in climate change to express their interest in helping to scope the IPCC sixth assessment report.

BEIS would like to inform relevant experts within your society about this and future opportunities to contribute to IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

Further information can be found at this link: 

Please note that the deadline for receipt of UK applications to BEIS is midnight on Thursday 10th November 2016.

 

Recent Publications 

Essential Soil Physics - An introduction to soil processes, functions, structure and mechanics

This new text introduces the reader gently but comprehensively to soil physical processes. The authors discuss both the origin and dynamics of soil physical properties and functions - volume-mass relations of the solid, water and gas phases, grain and pore size distributions, permeability and storage capacity for water, gases and heat - and finally soil deformation and strength in relation to mechanical and hydraulic stresses resulting in structural changes through compaction, kneading, slaking and soil crusting.

Unlike in other soil physics textbooks, soil mechanical properties are herein described in great detail, because without considering them it is impossible to understand and adequately quantify soil stability and the effects of soil deformation on soil physical functions.

Threats to soils worldwide ultimately endanger food security for a growing world population. Because of this, the effects of soil use and degradation on transport processes, soil stability and pore functions are discussed, and options for soil protection, conservation, and amelioration are addressed.

This book addresses researchers, upper-level undergraduate students, and graduate students of agronomy, soil science, horticulture, geo-sciences, environmental science, landscape architects and everybody interested in understanding the intricate physical processes which control and modify soil functions.
Problems are provided at the end of each chapter to develop the reader's soil physics problem solving skills. 

Task Force: Soil Matters - Solutions Under Foot 

In order to appreciate the diversity, functions and relevance of soils and to devise plans for future activities and research with regard to soils, a current "state of affairs" must be defined.

Task Force: Soil matters - Solutions Under Foot does just that by portraying and discussing our current understanding of the state, the role and importance of soils, from the viewpoints of agriculture, society and soil science.

Edited on behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences IUSS, thirty two short contributions highlight six key aspects of soils: soils as part of our (planetary) environment, threats to soils (erosion and anthropogenic abuse), the importance of soils as a carbon reservoir and source of biological diversity, soils and land use aspects, among them human health, the value we attribute to soils as an "asset" and finally, societal aspects of soils and the landscapes they form.

In the process of discussing these six key aspects, current problems are identified and addressed and approaches to their solutions (the Solutions Under Foot of the title) are pointed out, as are outlooks on future developments and soil related research visible as silver linings on the horizon.

Short, carefully edited, very readable contributions of this volume also feature further references allowing the reader to delve more deeply into the respective subjects.
The book addresses all parties interested in understanding the variety in terrestrial soils (e.g. majors and minors of soil-, agricultural- and environmental science and the interested public) and the important functions and services soils provide to both individuals and society as a whole. 

 

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Awards

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J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award

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