Program for the 2016 CSSS – PRSSS Conference

May 14, 2016 (Saturday)

8:00-16:00 Field tour to Okanagan Valley

May 15, 2016 (Sunday)

8:00-18:00 Field tour to Okanagan Valley (participants will arrive to TRU campus by 18:00 at the latest)
16:00-19:00 Registration
16:00-18:00 CSSS Council meeting
18:00-20:00 Welcome reception

May 16, 2016 (Monday)

7:15-18:00 Registration
7:30-9:00 Complimentary breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome & opening remarks
9:15-10:05 Keynote by Dr. Ray Weil – “The Soils Renaissance – Perspectives and Prospects”
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10:05-10:55 Keynote by Mark Liebig – “Reconsidering Perennials in Dryland Cropping Systems”
10:55-11:15 Break
10:45-11:15 Exhibitor tables
11:15-12:15 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 1: Ecological Processes in Managed Systems
Session 2: Nutrient Loss Mitigation
Session 3: Experiential Learning
12:00-14:00 Exhibitor tables
12:15-14:00 Lunch Working lunch – Pedology Committee Meeting
14:00-15:50 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 1: Ecological Processes in Managed Systems – cont.
Session 2: Nutrient Loss Mitigation – cont.
Session 3: Experiential Learning – cont.
15:45-16:30 Exhibitor tables
15:50-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-18:00 Poster period no.1 (posters from sessions #1,2,3,4 and 6)
18:00-19:30 CSSS AGM

May 17, 2016 (Tuesday)

7:15-18:00 Registration
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00-10:00 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 4: Soil health: assessing the effects of management on the soil’s physical, chemical, and biological properties
Session 5: N Management in Agriculture
Session 6: Soil Organic Matter
9:45-10:45 Exhibitor tables
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 4: Management Effects on Soils – cont.
Session 7: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
12:15-13:15 Exhibitor tables
12:30-13:30 Break & pick up of bagged lunches
13:30-18:00 Field tour to Lac du Bois Grassland Protected Area
18:30-19:30 PRSSS AGM
20:00 Student trivia night
Duffy’s Pub, 1797 Pacific Way, Kamloops
(#5 Bus from TRU Exchange Bay H)

May 18, 2016 (Wednesday)

7:15-15:00 Registration
7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-10:00 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 7: Greenhouse Gas Emissions – cont.
Session 8: Restoration, Rangeland and Forestry
Session 10: Spatial and Temporal Variability
9:45-10:45 Exhibitor tables
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 7: Greenhouse Gas Emissions – cont.
Session 8: Restoration, Rangeland and Forestry – cont.
Session 11: Mapping the Pedosphere
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Working lunch – Education Committee Meeting
Exhibitor Tables
14:00-16:00 Oral presentations – Concurrent sessions
Session 9: General Soil Science
Session 12: Soil and Emerging Technology
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
Exhibitor Tables
16:30-18:00 Poster period no.2 (posters from sessions #5,7,8,9,10,11, and 12)
18:00-18:30 Cash bar
18:30-21:00 CSSS-PRSSS Banquet
CSSS and PRSSS Awards
Talk by Don Gayton (Ecologist and Writer) on “History, Ecology and Wine Pairing”

May 19, 2016 (Thursday)

8:00-17:00 Field tour to Cache Creek area