Alberta Soil Science

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The 2018 Workshop
Will be Held in Edmonton

Recent Event: 2017 Alberta Soils Tour
The 2017 Alberta Soils Tour went from Edmonton to Fort McMurray and back on May 29th to 31st, 2017. The tour was an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is soil conservation, land reclamation, or agronomy. Key speakers, Konstantin Dlusskiy, Len Leskiw and Larry Turchenek, provided background on soil formation and various soil profiles for each of the landscapes encountered during the Tour. Various soil conservation, land reclamation, and agronomy challenges were addressed, along with special emphasis on forest fire history in the area presented by the guest speaker – Brad Pinno, Canadian Forest Service. Please reference to the Soils Tour page for more details.

Professional Development for Soil Scientists and Students

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Oral and poster presentations include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, technical papers within four distinct fields, and volunteer papers. Currently the five technical groups are: Land Use, Soil Fertility, Land Reclamation, Forest, Riparian and Wetland Soils and Pedogenesis and Soil Inventory.


Regional Interaction

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1 to 2 day program.



Workshop participants include a diversity of professionals from private industry (e.g. consultants in agronomy, pedology, reclamation, remediation, and environmental services; chemists from commercial analytical laboratories), government (federal, provincial, municipal) and academia (universities and colleges).


Student Support

The workshop is graduate student-friendly, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance presentation skills in a supportive setting (travel bursaries are available for out-of-town students; awards are made for the best student presentations).

Alberta's Soil Science Symposium since 1962

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