The meeting’s theme, “Footprints in the Landscape: Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences,” together with its location in the LEED-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center underscored this year’s commitment to sustainability.
The ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings program featured daily plenary lectures, nine distinguished lectures, 2,500 oral and poster presentations, an exhibit hall, career center, and other events. A full program, including abstracts of the presentations, is available online, www.acsmeetings.org.
Some of the highlighted events included:
“Fueling the Resurgence of Our Purpose-Driven Sciences,” Plenary Lecture, Gebisa Ejeta of Purdue University and the 2009 World Food Prize recipient.
Plenary Lecture by Roger Beachy, USDA-National Institute of Food & Agriculture,
Intersection of technology and sustainability, Plenary Lecture by Calestous Juma, Harvard.
Soils: A Public Health Threat or Savior, by Ian Pepper, Univ. of Arizona.