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GEOSTATS: Pedometrics Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

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  • Inakwu Odeh
    3rd Conference of the Working Group on Pedometrics of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) September 27-29, 1999 IUSS-PM ,99 Web page:
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      3rd Conference of the Working Group on Pedometrics of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS)
      September 27-29, 1999

      IUSS-PM ,99
      Web page: http://www.usyd.edu.au/su/agric/news/pedoconf.html

      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

      The Organising Committee for the 3rd Conference of the Working Group on Pedometrics of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS-PM '99) is pleased to inform you of the Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, from September 27-29, 1999. The conference will consist of three-day intensive oral presentations and discussion on a wide range of topics in Pedometrics with the main goal of disseminating recent advances in the field. An invitation is now extended to all interested scientists to submit a one-page abstract for preliminary review. Those who have already expressed interest to attend and present papers at the conference are also invited to send their abstracts.

      The theme of the Conference is Estimating Uncertainty in Soil Models. The Conference theme is designed to cover a wider range of topics in Pedometrics.

      The Conference topics are:
      a) Sampling for land resource modelling
      b) Quantifying uncertainty in spatial models of soil
      c) Aggregation and disaggregation in spatial scales
      d) Deterministic/mechanistic and stochastic/empirical models in Soil Science
      e) Soil spatial models using environmental correlation
      f) Modelling spatio-temporal variability in soil

      Authors are invited to submit the one-page abstract (maximum of 500 words- A4 size) on or before December 31, 1998. Papers will be reviewed by a panel and, those accepted will be allocated to either oral or poster session. Authors of each accepted paper would be required to prepare and submit a two-page extended abstract by June 30, 1999, for inclusion in the conference Proceedings (to be available to all registrants at the conference). It is also the Committee´┐Żs plan for all the accepted papers to be published either in a book by a publisher or in a special Issue of a Journal, preferably Geoderma. Registration fee: AU$250 (by July 31, 1999); AU$300 (after July 31, 1999 until the Conference); Student (AU$150; AU$175 after July 31, 1998)

      Post-Conference Tour
      A post-conference tour is being organised to last for five days, depending on whether we have enough people that show interest. The tour will involve visits to a number of interesting sites in the eastern half of Australia The cost of the tour is AU$550 (approximately US$350 based on the current exchange rate).

      Send your abstracts
      Please send your A4-size abstract(s) (indicating your affiliation, E-mail address, your preference of presentation and whether you are or not interested in the post-Conference tour) post-Mail to
      Dr Inakwu Odeh,
      CRC for Sustainable Cotton Production,
      Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science,
      The University of Sydney,
      NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA

      Or by E-mail (as an attached Microsoft word document) to
      pedometron@...

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