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World congress explores research, multi-disciplinary science of soils

s, the noted economist at Columbia University and author of "The End of Poverty." Dr. Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and serves as Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals.

In addition, several noted soil scientists will be recognized at the Gala Banquet on Thursday, July 13, where the Dokuchaev Basic Soil Science Award, the Liebig Applied Soil Science Award, Kubiena Medals, and new Honorary Members of the International Union of Soil Sciences will be presented.

Early registration before May 1 is $550, after this date it increases to $650 for conference participants. Special rates are available for students and companions. WCSS activities include cultural tours, educational workshops, and scientific exhibits. Additional information and registration can be found at: www.18wcss.org.

If you have questions, contact WCSS organizing committee co-chairs, Larry Wilding, wilding@tamu.edu and Lee Sommers, lee.sommers@colostate.edu


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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@soils.org
608-268-4948
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