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TESS Seminar – Sustainable Soil Management in Tropical Agriculture

Wed 23 March 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TESS Seminar – Sustainable Soil Management in Tropical Agriculture

Event by Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science-TESS.


Come and join us in person to hear from A/Prof Paul Nelson who will be speaking on: Sustainable soil management in tropical agriculture.


Abstract: Sustainable soil management means improving or maintaining soil quality and preventing degradation, so crop production can be maintained indefinitely. But we have known that for many years, so why is soil degradation still an issue? We now know that sustainability also involves maintaining functions of soil other than crop growth; helping prevent degradation of atmospheric composition and the state of downstream aquatic ecosystems in particular. But pollution of the atmosphere and water continues. Furthermore, agriculture is spreading and rapidly displacing vastly more diverse ecosystems in the tropics; what are the implications of that for sustainable soil management and vice versa? This seminar tackles the questions of why we have not achieved sustainability and what is needed to get there, focusing on the tropics.


Live in Cairns at the Crowther Lecture Theatre (A03-003) at 4PM (AEST) followed by refreshments.


Online on Zoom and YouTube.


Please visit the TESS website for the streaming links, abstract and speaker bio.




Wed 23 March 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Crowther Lecture Theatre – JCU – Smithfield Campus
14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield, Queensland 4878 Australia
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