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Title: Preface to the Special Issue of on Soil as Complex Systems

Abstract

This special issue of the Vadose Zone Journal entitled “Soil as Complex Systems” is a product of the first Complex Soil Systems Conference, “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems,” (http://esd1.lbl.gov/research/programs/ ERWR/soils_conference/, accessed 22 Jan. 2016) hosted by the Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 3–5 September, 2014, in Berkeley, CA. More than 170 scientists from 13 countries attended the conference, representing many scientific disciplines—including ecology, hydrology, geophysics, agriculture, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, mathematics, and modeling of soil–climate interactions. More than 120 abstracts were submitted to the conference and published in the Conference Proceedings. The Conference was supported by SSSA Bouyoucos funds, the Berkeley Lab, the USDOE, MoBio Laboratories, Inc., private donors, as well as several in-kind sponsors, including the Vadose Zone Journal. The crossdisciplinary nature of the conference program and discussions were unusual, even for soil conferences—perhaps underscoring the forthcoming paradigm shift in how scientists must approach the study of soils by bridging gaps in current scientific knowledge via addressing soil science fundamentals. The conference highlighted the importance of developing new measurement tools, models, and approaches, and methods to illuminate critical interactions and feedbacks between all components of the soilmore » systems as needed for the development of sustainable solutions for agriculture, soil and groundwater remediation, and responses to climate change challenges.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Earth Sciences Division
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Ecology
  4. Clemson Univ., SC (United States). Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
  5. Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH (United States). Physics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences
  6. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)., Beltsville, MD (United States). Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1474920
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Vadose Zone Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1539-1663
Publisher:
Soil Science Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Faybishenko, Boris, Hubbard, Susan, Brodie, Eoin, Nico, Peter, Molz, Fred, Hunt, Allen, and Pachepsky, Yakov. Preface to the Special Issue of on Soil as Complex Systems. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2136/vzj2016.01.0005.
Faybishenko, Boris, Hubbard, Susan, Brodie, Eoin, Nico, Peter, Molz, Fred, Hunt, Allen, & Pachepsky, Yakov. Preface to the Special Issue of on Soil as Complex Systems. United States. doi:10.2136/vzj2016.01.0005.
Faybishenko, Boris, Hubbard, Susan, Brodie, Eoin, Nico, Peter, Molz, Fred, Hunt, Allen, and Pachepsky, Yakov. Fri . "Preface to the Special Issue of on Soil as Complex Systems". United States. doi:10.2136/vzj2016.01.0005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474920.
@article{osti_1474920,
title = {Preface to the Special Issue of on Soil as Complex Systems},
author = {Faybishenko, Boris and Hubbard, Susan and Brodie, Eoin and Nico, Peter and Molz, Fred and Hunt, Allen and Pachepsky, Yakov},
abstractNote = {This special issue of the Vadose Zone Journal entitled “Soil as Complex Systems” is a product of the first Complex Soil Systems Conference, “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems,” (http://esd1.lbl.gov/research/programs/ ERWR/soils_conference/, accessed 22 Jan. 2016) hosted by the Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 3–5 September, 2014, in Berkeley, CA. More than 170 scientists from 13 countries attended the conference, representing many scientific disciplines—including ecology, hydrology, geophysics, agriculture, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, mathematics, and modeling of soil–climate interactions. More than 120 abstracts were submitted to the conference and published in the Conference Proceedings. The Conference was supported by SSSA Bouyoucos funds, the Berkeley Lab, the USDOE, MoBio Laboratories, Inc., private donors, as well as several in-kind sponsors, including the Vadose Zone Journal. The crossdisciplinary nature of the conference program and discussions were unusual, even for soil conferences—perhaps underscoring the forthcoming paradigm shift in how scientists must approach the study of soils by bridging gaps in current scientific knowledge via addressing soil science fundamentals. The conference highlighted the importance of developing new measurement tools, models, and approaches, and methods to illuminate critical interactions and feedbacks between all components of the soil systems as needed for the development of sustainable solutions for agriculture, soil and groundwater remediation, and responses to climate change challenges.},
doi = {10.2136/vzj2016.01.0005},
journal = {Vadose Zone Journal},
number = 2,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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