Announcing the 6th Annual Summer Soil Institute at Colorado State University
Are you interested in Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry?
The 6th Annual Summer Soil Institute is your opportunity to gain an integrated perspective with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using current analytical techniques, experimental approaches, and instructional models. The 6th Annual Summer Soil Institute (SSI 2015) is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, post-docs, professionals, faculty, and K-12 teachers. SSI 2015 will be held on June 14-27, 2015, and is located at the confluence of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Topics covered during the Summer Soil Institute will be directed towards answering:
What are the physical, chemical and biological components of soil?
What do molecular techniques tell us about soil biodiversity?
How does soil chemistry affect carbon and nutrient cycling?
How are soil processes affected by global change?
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: http://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu. After reviewing the website, if you are interested in attending SSI this year, and would like more information, please Email us at: email@example.com
Applications due March 2, 2015.
Summer Soil Institute participants will get hands-on experience with lab, field, and modeling techniques including:
Soil physics and biochemistry:
Organic matter fractionation
Trace gas fluxes
NMR, FT-ICR-MS, and XRD
Soil biology-microbes and fauna:
Soil food web modeling
The 2015 SSI Faculty Instructors:
Jay Lennon: Soil Microbial Ecology and Molecular Techniques
Eugene Kelly: Pedology and Geochemistry
John Moore: Soil Ecology, Food Web Modeling
Eldor Paul: Soil Microbiology
Mary Stromberger: Soil Microbiology
Diana Wall: Soil Sustainability, Soil Fauna
Joe von Fischer: Soil Microbial Ecology and Trace Gas Measurements
Thomas Borsch: Soil Chemistry
Claudia Boot: Soil Organic Matter
We hope that you can join us this year for the 6th Annual Summer Soil Institute at Colorado State University.
Summer Soil Institute Organizational Committee
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO SSI Web: http://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu/
SSI Email: firstname.lastname@example.org