Soil Ecosystems


March 06, 2014 - March 09, 2014


Sacramento, CA


Soil Science Society of America


This conference will address soil and its biodiversity as providers of ecosystem services that benefit humankind. Strengths and weaknesses in the state of our knowledge will be evaluated, cross-disciplinary synergies will be encouraged, and research needs will be prioritized to gain understanding of soils’ roles in: • climate change adaptation and mitigation • food and energy security • water protection • biotechnology for human health • ecological sustainability, and • slowing of desertification