Southern Regional Cooperative
Soil Survey Conference:

Innovative Technologies for the New Soil Survey

July 14-17, 2008 l Gainesville, FL

 

Field Trip Information

July 14, 2008, 7:15amĖ6:30pm
 
Cost of Field Trip is $35.00
   - Limited seating (60 participants)
   - Participants must pre-register

 

This field trip is organized in partnership with the Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS).

Objectives:
 
Sharing experiences and knowledge on:

  • Spodosols

  • Floridaís ecological communities

  • Subaqueous soils

  • Geospatial statistical analysis of soil-landscapes in development of remote sensing models
     

Monday (July 14, 2008) 

7:15am

Load Van at Paramount Plaza

7:30am

Van departs for Paynes Prairie

7:45am

Paynes Prairie overlook: geology, soils, history

7:55am

Orange Lake overlook: geology, soils

8:15am-10:00am

Soils of N. Central Florida; pits at Plant Science Research and Education Unit (Pine Acres)

10:00am-10:30am

Drive to Devilís Den Park

10:30am-11:30am

View karst window, aquifer, geology and Soils at Devilís Den

11:30am

Lunch provided at Devilís Den Park

12:15pm

Drive to UF campus

1:00pm
(2 groups)

GIS-Remote Sensing Techniques/Digital Soil Modeling Demo - Dr. Sabine Grunwald
(UF McCarty Hall A - rm. 1184) [1 hr]

Observe phosphatic soils on campus - Willie Harris
(Cody Scarp) [1 hr]

3:00pm

Drive to Austin Cary Memorial Forest

3:30pm
(3 groups Ė rotate every 20 mins.)

Water Table Monitoring Project - Wade Hurt

Spodosol Pit - Willie Harris

Subaqueous Soils Presentation - Rex Ellis

5:00pm

Catered Dinner at Austin Cary Memorial Forest

6:30pm

Van returns to Paramount Plaza (by 7:00pm)

 

 

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