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The Soil Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America seeks to promote an understanding of the importance of soil biota among ecologists, soil scientists, and members of related disciplines, to encourage education and research in soil ecology, to sponsor meetings and publications for the communication of research and educational activities in soil ecology, and to increase student participation in the Society.

ESA Soil Ecology Section Officers, 2017-2019:
Dr. Christopher Schadt, Chair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Daniel Stover, Vice-Chair, US Department of Energy
Dr. Lydia Zeglin, Secretary, Kansas State University
Dr. André Franco, Early Career Representative, Colorado State University

Thanks for a successful 2017 ESA meeting in Portland!

We’d like to send a special shout-out to the 2017 award honorees. Dr. Jayne Belnap is the IMG_0285most deserving recipient of this year’s Career Award during the section mixer on Tuesday. Congratulations, also, to our student travel award winners: Ainara Leizeaga from Lund University, Brooke Pickett from UC Riverside, Yamina Pressler from Colorado State University, Noah Sokol from Yale University, Yong Zhou from Texas A&M, and Justin Stewart from St. Edward’s University! In addition, soil ecologists were honored by the Ecological Society of America in 2017 with a Forrest Shreve Student Research Award to Frederick Hansen, an undergraduate student at New Mexico State University; and with the 2017 Eminent Ecologist Award, to Dr. Diana Wall. Well done all.

Thanks also to everyone who sported their “Get Dirty” shirts on Tuesday, making it a fabulous day of soil ecology at ESA! The quick-dry microfiber shirts were a big hit that successfully raised money for the section, which funds future student travel awards, mixers, and initiatives.

Did we miss you in 2017? Or were you there, but a quarter-mile away in a concurrent session? Here is a list of Soil Ecology related sessions at ESA 2017! Thanks and…

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for ESA 2018!
Propose an Ignite-style Session, Field Trip, Workshop, Special Session by 16 Nov 2017. Submit your Soil Ecology research abstract by Thursday, 22 Feb 2018.
APPLY for a 2018 Student Travel Award or NOMINATE for the 2018 Deborah A. Neher Career Award BY APRIL 30, 2018: Find details at the Awards page.