ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOIL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY?
APPLY BY MARCH 18TH FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL SUMMER SOIL INSTITUTE AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
The Summer Soil Institute is your opportunity to gain an integrated perspective with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using current analytical techniques, experimental approaches, and instructional models.
Designed for graduate students, post-docs, professionals, faculty, and K-12 teachers.
The Summer Soil Institute will be held June 17-30, 2018 and is located at the confluence of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Summer Soil Institute participants will get hands-on experience with lab, field, and modeling techniques such as:
Pedology: Field characterization of soil profiles in grasslands and forest environments.
Soil Biogeochemistry: Greenhouse gas flux measurements, soil organic matter physical fractionation, 13C and 15N isotope techniques.
Soil Microbiology: DNA extraction, quantitative PCR, MinION sequencing, extracellular enzyme activity assays.
Soil Ecology: Extraction, enumeration, and identification (microscopy and molecular) of nematodes, microbes, protozoa, rotifers, tardigrades, arthropods, and earthworms.
Modeling: Application of equation and agent–based models of soil food web dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, and soil organic matter.
For more information and to apply, please visit SSI 2018 webpage .