SSSA 75th Anniversary


The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2011, and also the 75th anniversary of its peer-reviewed journal, the Soil Science Society of America Journal (SSSAJ).


Congressional SealUnited States Senate Resolution The 112TH Congress, 1st Session made Senate Resolution 224 congratulating the Soil Science Society of America on its 75th anniversary on June 30, 2011


Soil Survey Horizons 75th CoverHistorical Highlights 1936-2011 The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the international scientific Society that is the professional home to more than 6,000 soil scientists, celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2011. “During our 75-year history, the Soil Science Society of America has had many accomplishments. From our peer-reviewed journals, Annual Meeting, and educational outreach, we have much to celebrate,” says 2011 SSSA President Charles W. Rice, Kansas State University. “We look forward to the next 75 years in SSSA history, as the importance of the soil ecosystem moves to the forefront of discussions about climate change, food security, water quantity and quality, contamination, and human health." Eric Brevik, SSSA Historian, has prepared this timeline to document SSSA’s first 75 years.
 

 


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75th Year Video Contest-What Soil Means in my World

The SSSA 75th Anniversary Committee offered the "What Soil Means in My World" Video Contest in honor of the SSSA 75th Anniversary. We are pleased to present the following winning videos. These winning videos exemplify how soil is used or viewed in global issues (climate change, health, economic, sociality), the impact of soil on local to world events, and soil as a natural/ecological/environmental resource.

 

Overall Winner:  "Soil Our Nation’s Greatest Natural Resource" by Elizabeth Sarno
Soils and Food Security: "I Love Food -- I am in Love with Soils" by Priscilla Mebong Mfombe
Soils and Water Quality/Quantity: "Urban Beat" by Julie DeMeester
Open Topic on Soil: "Earth.Soil" by Georgia June Goldberg

 


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Public Service Announcements

This national outreach campaign has been produced as part of our organization’s 75th Anniversary to increase awareness of the importance of soils and the soil science profession.

Check out the PSAs on the Soil Science Society YouTube Channel to get embeddable code to share the videos on your website or blog.

 

 


Soil Science Society of America Journal (SSSAJ) 75th Anniversary papers

Soil Science Society of America Journal
75 Years and Still Going Strong

Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 1.  Author: David D. Myrold.

Digital Soil Mapping and Modeling at Continental Scales: Finding Solutions for Global Issues
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 4.  Author(s): S. Grunwald, J. A. Thompson, J. L. Boettinger.

Kirkham's Legacy and Contemporary Challenges in Soil Physics Research
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 5. Author(s): W. A. Jury, D. Or, Y. Pachepsky, H. Vereecken, J. W. Hopmans, L. R. Ahuja, B. E. Clothier, K. L. Bristow, G. J. Kluitenberg, P. Moldrup, J. Šimůnek, M. Th. van Genuchten, R. Horton.

Three Principles of Soil Change and Pedogenesis in Time and Space
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 6. Author(s): Henry Lin.

Historical Perspective on the Tools That Helped Shape Soil Chemistry
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 6.  Author(s): C. P. Schulthess.

From Dust Bowl to Dust Bowl: Soils are Still Very Much a Frontier of Science
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 75, Issue 6. Author(s): Philippe C. Baveye, David Rangel, Astrid R. Jacobson, Magdeline Laba, Christophe Darnault, Wilfred Otten, Ricardo Radulovich, Flavio A. O. Camargo.

Addressing the Need for Soil Blends and Amendments for the Highly Modified Urban Landscape
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal Vol. 76, Issue 4. Author(s): John J. Sloan, Peter A. Y. Ampim, Nicholas T. Basta, Roger Scott.



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SSSA 75th Anniversary


SSSA 75th Anniversary