Event Title

It's the Holes: On Teaching About Soils

Presenter Information

Benno Warkentin

Location

LaSells Stewart Center

Event Website

http://uenr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Start Date

14-3-2008 12:36 PM

End Date

14-3-2008 12:45 PM

Description

Today’s education, conservation and research in natural resources for both plants and animals focuses on watersheds. Soil has the unique functions of habitat, decomposition of organic material, routing of water, and others. These functions are tied to the spaces among soil solid particles—the holes (pores or voids). But our teaching about soils focuses on the solids. This poster is a suggestion to change our approach, focusing on these spaces and their unique functions.

Comments

Poster presentation for 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. Featured in the ScholarsArchive@OSU in Oregon State University. Suggested Citation: Warkentin, Benno P. 2008. It's the holes. UENR 7th Biennial Conference, ScholarsArchive at Oregon State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8278.

 
Mar 14th, 12:36 PM Mar 14th, 12:45 PM

It's the Holes: On Teaching About Soils

LaSells Stewart Center

Today’s education, conservation and research in natural resources for both plants and animals focuses on watersheds. Soil has the unique functions of habitat, decomposition of organic material, routing of water, and others. These functions are tied to the spaces among soil solid particles—the holes (pores or voids). But our teaching about soils focuses on the solids. This poster is a suggestion to change our approach, focusing on these spaces and their unique functions.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/7thBiennial/Posters/3