Alberta Soil Science

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Soil Science for Sustainable Development

Joint Conference

The ASSW (Alberta Soil Science Workshop) and the CSSS (Canadian Society of Soil Science) will be holding a joint conference in 2022. The dates were postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Please follow the CSSS-ASSW 2022 joint conference website for the most updated information.

Abstract Submission

Please visit the following links for more information on:
Abstract submission(abstract submission deadline: February 22, 2022)


Edmonton, Alberta
Venue: University of Alberta campus (the Lister Conference Centre).
The conference will be a hybrid conference, so you can attend either in-person or virtually depending upon your situation.


Scott Chang (University of Alberta)
Symon Mezbahuddin (Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development)


May 23 (registration) to 27. May 26 - mid-conference one-day field trip

May 28-30 will be a 3-day post-conference tour including the Foothills and Rockies

Call for Abstracts and Registration

The 2022 CSSS Annual meeting will be jointly held with the Alberta Soil Science Workshop (ASSW) in Edmonton, on the University of Alberta campus. Please follow the CSSS-ASSW 2022 joint conference website for the most updated information. Online abstract submission is now open and all abstract submissions will be due February 22, 2022. Please submit your abstract here. Registration will open on March 01, 2022. Information on registration are available here. Details on how to book accommodations are available here.

Should you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs, Drs. Scott Chang Scott.Chang@ualberta or Symon Mezbahuddin

Upcoming Pedology Courses:

SOIL 210 - Soil Science for Archaeology
March 22-April 21, 2022

EXCPE 4269 - Pedology Field School
May 5-9, 2022

EXERM 4297 - Soil Classification and Mapping
May 12-16, 2022

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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