Soil Erosion Research
under a Changing Climate
An International Symposium sponsored by ASABE
Punta Borinquén Resort
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, USA
January 8-13, 2023
Erosion research on a coffee farm in western Puerto Rico. Rainfall simulation on a steep hillslope. Photo courtesy Carlos Ramos.
ASABE Symposium web site - https://asabe.org/Events/Soil-Erosion-Research-under-a-Changing-Climate
Symposium Proceedings posted at ASABE Technical Library – February 3, 2023
Plenary keynote speakers:
" Flash Forward: Predicting Soil Response to Extreme Erosion Events "
“Modeling Landslides in Puerto Rico with a Distributed Eco-Hydrological Model”
"Extreme Rainstorms and Landslides in the Panama Canal Watershed – Lessons Learned from the Storms of December, 2010"
"The Effects of Natural Disturbance in Puerto Rico: Forests, Infrastructure and Environmental Implications "
The symposium program included volunteered presentations, invited presentations, a technical tour, panel discussions, and discussion groups. The program began on Monday, January 9 with an opening session and plenary keynote talk by Dr. Jane Willenbring, followed by concurrent oral sessions in the morning and afternoon, and a poster session in the evening. An all-day field trip of several erosion and disaster sites in western Puerto Rico was held on Tuesday, January 10. On Wednesday, January 11, a one-day visit to the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez and the Civil Engineering & Surveying Department and Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department highlighted efforts by faculty, students and cooperators on erosion and responses to natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes), including a plenary keynote talk by Dr. Rafael Bras, a number of invited presentations, and a student poster competition. On Thursday, January 12, Dr. Robert Stallard of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute was the plenary keynote speaker, followed by a full day of concurrent oral and poster sessions, and the symposium group dinner in the evening. The final day of the Symposium on Friday, January 13th was highlighted by a talk by Dr. Grizelle González of the USDA-Forest Service in Puerto Rico on her experiences with the island’s natural disasters in the forests and their effects on erosion, infrastructure, and the environment. A closing ceremony was held at noon, followed by lunch.
United States Department of Agriculture
- Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
- Forest Service (FS)
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez
- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Dept.
- Civil Engineering and Surveying Dept.
METER Group, Inc., USA, Pullman, Washington, USA
NOTES TO AUTHORS:
The Symposium Proceedings are available on the USB drives distributed at the Symposium in Puerto Rico, and are now available at the ASABE Technical Library at https://elibrary.asabe.org/conference.asp?confid=soil2023.
Authors may still submit a journal article to the Symposium special collection by April 15.
Special Collection (peer-reviewed) Instructions (post-Symposium group)
1. SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT TO ASABE JOURNALS (by April 15, 2023): https://www.asabe.org/JournalAuthors
2. Indicate during submission (in Scholar One) that the manuscript should be considered for the Soil Erosion Research Collection
3. Instructions for preparing manuscripts in electronic format for the Special Collection are available on the ASABE website and here. Each paper will go through a full peer-review process following ASABE procedures.
4. The Symposium Special Collection articles will be available at the ASABE Technical Library.
5. Public access will be free for the remainder of the year of publication plus two additional years (i.e., through 2025). (Public access after that time may be purchased at regular rates.)
6. Papers will be highlighted in an introductory article and will include an identifying logo.
For symposium information contact:
Dr. Dennis Flanagan, Symposium Chair
Phone: +01 (765) 494-7748
For information on abstract/paper submission, contact:
Dr. Anita Thompson, Proceedings Chair
Phone: +01 (608) 262-0604.
For questions related to ASABE, contact:
Jessica Bell, ASABE Meetings & Conferences
Phone: +01 (269) 932-7029.
ASABE web site: http://www.asabe.org
ASABE Symposium web site: https://asabe.org/Events/Soil-Erosion-Research-under-a-Changing-Climate
This symposium web site:
Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate
Symposium Chair - Dennis Flanagan
Local Arrangements – Megh Goyal
Program – Johnny Grace III
Proceedings – Anita Thompson
Charles Privette III