Welcome

Soil Science Australia invites you to join us at the National Soil Science Conference which will be held at the MCG in November 2014.

Approximately 400 delegates from throughout Australasia are expected to attend, including researchers, analysts, educationists, advisors, extension agents, land managers and policy makers from national, state and local government, universities and the private sector. The conference program will cover the breadth of soils, landforms and climate across the region, and the corresponding breadth of land use; from agriculture to forestry, conservation, recreation and urban use. There really is something in this conference for everyone concerned with understanding and managing soils.

The theme of the 2014 conference is Securing Australia's soils - for profitable industries and healthy landscapes. This theme has been chosen as it reflects the vision of the National Soil Research, Development and Extension Strategy that was released in March 2014. The strategy was developed through extensive consultation with the soil science community and aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investment in soil RD&E and facilitate collaboration across industries and organisations. Improved soil RD&E assists farmers, land managers, policy makers, planners and other stakeholders better understand, manage, protect and benefit from the soil resource.

We also look ahead to 2015, the International Year of the Soil. Our society’s conference will serve as a launching pad into what will be a year of increased focus and promotion on the importance of securing Australia’s soils for profitable industries and healthy landscapes.

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Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

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Organising Committee

Dr Michael Crawford
Convenor

Rhiannon Apted
Timothy Cavagnaro
Gary Clark
Pauline Mele
Robert Norton
Tony Patti
Abdur Rab
Helen Suter
Caixan Tang
Vanessa Wong

Call for Papers

The acceptance of paper submission has now closed. Acceptances will be advised on 23 June 2014.

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Registration

Registration is now open. Please click here to register.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Organisations are invited to participate in the 2014
Soil Science Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

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Soil Science Australia

The conference is hosted by Soil Science Australia.

Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields. If you are involved professionally in any aspect of soil science, or simply have a keen interest in soil and soil science, you may apply for membership to the Society.

soilscienceaustralia.com.au
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2014

Papers
Due

Paper submission is now open. Abstracts and papers are due by 14 April 2014.

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27
JUNE
2014

Paper Acceptance

Due to the extension granted to submit papers, acceptances will now be advised by Friday 27 June.

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July
2014

Provisional Program

The provisional program will be posted on the website in late-July after the acceptance of presentations have been emailed.
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AUG
2014

Presenter Registration

All presenters are required to register for the conference. Presentations cannot be included in the program unless at least one author registers to present.
25
AUG 2014

Final Paper Submission

Final versions of abstracts or four page papers for accepted presentations are due by 25 August. Abstracts and papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
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AUG
2014

Early-bird Registration

Registration will open in March 2014 and early-bird registration will close at the end of August.