2014 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference
June 23-26, 2014
“Soil Science – Partnerships for Ecological Deliverables and Sustainability (PEDS)”
Soil Data Join Recorrelation – Rationale and Methods
Ecological Inventory and Sustainable Ecosystems and Services
Soil Health and Climate Change Adaptation for Managing the Biosphere
Modernizing Soil Interpretations for Changing Needs
New GIS Tools and Applications for Improving Soil Interpretations
Future Mission of Soil Survey
MEETING FACILITIES and AGENDA
The registration desk at the UT West Tennessee Research & Education Center at Jackson will open at 8 AM on Monday, June 23rd and the Conference will begin at 1 PM. Sessions on Monday will include overviews and introductions to the main themes along with initial discussions of regional issues and priorities for users of soil survey information.
A social mixer and poster display will be hosted on Monday evening at the Double Tree Inn in Jackson, TN. To encourage student contributions and participation in the conference and poster session, scholarships will be provided (contact any of the hosts for further information).
The agenda on Tuesday, June 24th will include meetings of committees for Soil Interpretations, Soil Taxonomy & Standards, New Technology, Subaqueous Soils, Research Priorities, and Ecological Site Inventory. A short tour of soil issues and research at the UT West Tennessee Research & Education Center is planned for Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, June 25th, will involve a field technical tour that will highlight ecological site studies on the tributaries of the Mississippi River in the Silty Uplands MLRA (134), no till, soil health and mixed cover crops studies on the UT Milan Research and Education Center (where we will have a picnic lunch), and a tour of soil artifacts of the New Madrid Earthquake. The day will culminate in a late afternoon boat tour and dinner on Reelfoot Lake, the largest natural lake in Tennessee.
Advance registration cost is $50. Regular registration ends May 30th, 2013. Late registration will be $100. There is no cost for students registering prior to May 30th; after that, cost is $50. Registration includes access to all presentations, Monday evening social, Wednesday field trip including lunch, lake tour, and dinner, and luncheon on Thursday. Registration for an additional guest to join the field trip is $40.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
1770 Hwy 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38305
Only fifty rooms at Double Tree Hotel have been reserved in a block. The group name under which the rooms are block-reserved is “UT MARTIN” (Date: June 23). Rooms are $83 per night plus appropriate taxes. Rooms are single (king-sized bed) and double (two double beds). Rooms are available during the period of June 23rd to June 26th. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is noon.
Reservations for Double Tree Hotel rooms in the UT MARTIN block must be made before midnight, May 24th, or as the rooms last. Each individual must secure reservations on-line or by contacting the hotel at 731-664-6900. After midnight, May 24th, reservations requested by attendees will be accepted based on room availability and the best available rate at the time. The hotel has a 24-hour cancellation policy.
OTHER NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS
Doug Slabaugh – firstname.lastname@example.org
State Soil Scientist
801 Broadway; Room 675
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-277-2550 (office) or 615-390-1507 (cell)
Dr. Paula M. Gale – email@example.com
Professor, Soil Science
University of Tennessee at Martin
218 Brehm Hall
Martin, TN 38238