National Soils Conference, 18-23 Nov 2018

The National Soils Conference 2018 is nearly here!

EAL will be joining national and international delegates at Australia’s premier soils conference in Canberra from Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd November.

Focussing on sustainable soil management, the conference will present ‘quality science and first hand experiences in land management’. The breadth of experience is evident in key note speakers and their presentation topics:

Dr Penelope Wensley, Patron of Soil Science Australia. Former Governor of Queensland.  Professional diplomat – Soil Science responsibilities in the 21th Century

Dr Michele Barson, Science Adviser, Sustainable Resource Management Division, Department of Agriculture – Maintaining soil condition and ecosystem services in the Australian environment

Philip Glyde, Chief Executive, Agriculture and Water Resources, Murray-Darling Basin Authority – Balancing the Murray-Darling Basin’s water resources

Philip Mulvey, CEO, Environmental Earth Sciences International – Balancing risk and opportunities for ‘contaminated’ soils

G Vadakattu, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO – Soil microbiology and biology both from management perspective and ‘biological fingerprinting’

Adjunct Professor Annette Cowie, Principal Research Scientist NSW DPI – Soil science in a changing world: Meeting the challenges of climate change and land degradation. Presented as the Harald Jensen Lecture for 2018.

Dr Lisa Lobry de Bruyn, Senior Lecturer, University of New England – Connecting soils knowledge to the community: the reasons and means

Professor Alexander McBratney, Professor of Digital Agriculture & Soil Science, Director, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, The University of Sydney – Soil Science in the future: Adding value and security in the 21st Century

To round out the conference there are a wide range of field trips and workshops scheduled. Online conference registrations close 12th November.

EAL has been part of the national conversation for almost 25 years, providing quality data to underpin land management decision making. EAL staff will be present at our exhibit over the course of the week… we would love to have a chat with you.