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Mon, May 06




SCIENCEx Soils will be exploring how the health of our forests — and planet — depend on what's beneath our feet. The Forest Service Research and Development SCIENCEx webinar series unites scientists and land managers from across the Forest Service and beyond.

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Time & Location

May 06, 2024, 2:00 PM – May 10, 2024, 3:00 PM


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Monday, May 6

Why do foresters need soil scientists?

  • Why foresters and soil scientists should be BFFs: How building relationships is essential for sharing technical information and solving management problems | John Kabrick
  • Why foresters and soil scientists should be BFFs pt. 1| Andy Colter
  • Why foresters and soil scientists should be BFFS pt. 2 |​Stephanie Connolly

Tuesday, May 7

How can soil science be applied to forest management?
  • Bringing soil carbon out of the darkness and into management plans |​ David D’Amore
  • Managing forest on highly altered landscapes: Examples of how soil science is integrated into the management of the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest | Jason Jennings
  • Soil, silviculture, and biochar: Alternatives to slash pile disposal | Deborah Page-Dumroese

Wednesday, May 8

How can soil scientists and foresters build relationships?

  • Building effective relationships with foresters: Lessons from the Mark Twain and Ottawa National Forests |​ Amy Amman, Kyle Steele
  • Common ground: Getting to the root of forest productivity | Jacquie Foss
  • Clarity through conflict and cooperation: The relationship between foresters and soil scientists on national forests | Claudia Cotton

Thursday, May 9

How can soil science lead to resilient forests?

  • How soil scientists and silviculturists can develop a common understanding of site resilience | Erik Anderson
  • How can soil organisms help create healthier forests? |Grizelle Gonzalez
  • National Advanced Silviculture Program training | Jason Rodrigue

Friday, May 10

How can research support timber management and soil science?

  • Insights, tips and suggestions for building relationships between soil scientists and foresters | Derek Pierson
  • Drought, fire, and reforestation in the Pacific Southwest: Emerging issues and new frontiers | Joe Sherlock
  • Processes and potential applications of newly developed biochar boards | Zhiyong Cai, Quiangyu Yan

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