Soil and Human Impacts:
Soils are an important, yet largely overlooked, part of our everyday lives. It is a medium for food production and engineering feats, and is the foundation for many other goods and services that we base our economy on, but is impacted greatly by this human use and general soil mismanagement. This session will provide a description of basic soil processes, how humans are impacting these processes, and possible solutions for remediating soil degradation. I will focus on research being completed at KU Edwards Campus, for which, our students are working with local industry members looking at options for carbon sequestration, soil remediation, and restoration of soil biota communities.
Terri Woodburn, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Environmental Assessment PSM
Dr. Terri Woodburn is the Assistant Program Director for the Professional Science Masters in Environmental Assessment at University of Kansas Edwards Campus. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from the University of Kansas with concentrations in fluvial and soil geomorphology. She has previously worked for the Kansas Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Park University. With the PSM program she is the advisor, administrator, recruiter, and teaches courses that focus on natural processes such as Soil Science for Environmental Assessment, Water Quality, Fluvial Geomorphology, Climate Change, Water Resource Sustainability, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risk, and Remote Sensing.
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