November 16th, 2020
Visit the Symposium YouTube playlist to view all of the presentations and the live panel discussion recording.
We intuitively understand the link between soil and water, and researchers have demonstrated that land management practices impact water quality. Yet, soil health principles are underutilized for managing water resources.
This symposium explored:
- What strategies do researchers use to make connections between soil properties at a point or field scale and water quality across a catchment or watershed?
- What do we know about the mechanisms connecting soil properties and water?
- What are the research gaps preventing us from effectively leveraging soil health approaches to managing water for agricultural and environmental objectives?
Pre-recorded presentations (click here to view the presenter bios):
- Ann Lewandowski, Hava Blair, Anna Cates (University of Minnesota)
Common ground: Connecting soil health and water quality in agricultural landscapes
- Will Osterholz (USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Connecting soil health to edge-of-field water quality: Evidence from Ohio
- Kevin Fermanich (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)
Challenges in linking edge-of-field water quality to soil health across the Great Lakes basin
- Arun Bawa (South Dakota State University)
Changes in nutrient concentrations leaving plots through tile drainage systems after planting rye cover crop
- Margaret Kalcic (Ohio State University) and Grey Evenson (Ohio State University)
Simulating the connection between soil health and phosphorus loading in the western Lake Erie basin
- Leif Olmanson (University of Minnesota)
Spatial and temporal analysis of watershed stressors using daily soil erosion measurements and satellite-based water quality data
- Jessica Gutknecht and Anna Cates (University of Minnesota)
How management for soil health conveys adaptation to extreme weather events
- Mike Kucera (USDA-NRCS) Using Ecological Site Concepts, Soil and Transition Models, and Dynamic Soil Properties to Evaluate Soil Health Impacts on Water Erosion Models and Water Quality
- Francisco J. Arriaga, Laxmi Prasad, and Anita Thompson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Manure management for water quality: Hurdles with soil health
- Anne-Marie Fortuna (USDA ARS – Oklahoma) Use of indicators of soil and water quality to monitor shifts in natural resources and climate
- Michelle Perez (American Farmland Trust) Tools to quantify outcomes of conservation practice adoption
- Ross Wilson (Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, Ontario) Scaling up from fields to watersheds
This event was organized in conjunction with a call for papers for a special journal issue on the topic.
For questions, contact Ann Marcelle Lewandowski, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, email@example.com.