Addressing Environmental Challenges with Current and Emerging Techniques - summer course

Addressing Environmental Challenges with Current and Emerging Techniques

What: A summer course for graduate students, professionals, faculty, and K-12 teachers.

When: July 12-24, 2010

Where: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

summer soil institute provides a unique opportunity to gain a
fundamental and applied understanding of soil biology, chemistry, and
physics with world-renowned faculty. Students will gain hands-on
experience with lab and field techniques and will gain an enhanced
appreciation for the importance of managing our soil resources
sustainably. The course will be limited to a maximum of 25 students.
Applications will be reviewed starting March 12.

fees are $2200, which includes lodging and meals. A reduced fee of
$1500 is available for local students that do not need accommodations.
A limited number of scholarships are available to meritorious
applicants in need.


The course will be
based on the campus of Colorado State University (CSU), which is
nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the western
edge of the Great Plains. We will take advantage of the high diversity
of soils within a short drive with field trips to the Fraser
experimental forest and the Shortgrass Steppe Long‐Term Ecological
Research Site. The institute will culminate with student presentations
and a banquet at Pingree Park, where students will be able to enjoy the
mountain landscape just north of Rocky Mountain National Park.


housing and meals will be available at the state‐of‐the‐art Academic
Village at Colorado State University. The green Academic Village opened
in 2008 and was built to high standards of sustainability.


Borch: Environmental Soil Chemistry Richard Conant: Soil
Biogeochemistry M. Francesca Cotrufo: Soil Organic Matter and Stable
Isotope Applications Eugene Kelly: Pedology and Geochemistry John
Moore: Soil Ecology, Food Web Modeling Mary Stromberger: Soil
Microbiology Diana Wall: Soil Sustainability, Soil Fauna Matthew
Wallenstein: Soil Microbial Ecology and Molecular Techniques

Funding for the institute is provided by the USDA AFRI program.

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