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    Digging Into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science is comprised of 17 chapters written by 41 authors and co-authors.  This textbook represents the ideas, inspiration and hard work of many members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science/Société Canadienne de Science du Sol, and is dedicated to the soil scientists who came before us, and to those students who will continue the soil science journey after us.

    The Canadian Society of Soil Science is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that brings together researchers and scientists, engineers, technologists, administrators and students involved in the profession of soil science. The primary objectives of the Society are to:

    • promote the wise use of soil for the benefit of society,
    • facilitate information and technology exchange among people in the professional soil science community,
    • promote research and the practical application of findings in soil science, and
    • foster the integration of students into the professional soil science community.

    The overarching mission of the Society is to “nurture the discipline of soil science in Canada and ensure its relevance in the future”. What better way to nurture our discipline than to have a Canadian soil science textbook for the next generation of soil scientists?

    AUTHORS

    Melissa Arcand
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science
    Leslie (Les) Lavkulich
    University of British Columbia
    Faculty of Land and Food Systems
    Nathan Basiliko
    Laurentian University
    Department of Biology
    Yvonne Lawley
    University of Manitoba
    Department of Plant Science
    Asim Biswas
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Science
    Derek Lynch
    Dalhousie University
    Department of Plant, Food and Environment
    Sandra Brown
    University of British Columbia
    Faculty of Land and Food Systems
    Tim Moore
    McGill University
    Department of Geography
    Tom Bruulsema
    Plant Nutrition Canada
    M. Anne Naeth
    University of Alberta
    Department of Renewable Resources
    Chuck Bulmer
    British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
    Maxime C. Paré
    University of Québec in Chicoutimi | UQAC
    Department of Fundamental Sciences
    David Burton
    Dalhousie University
    Department of Plant, Food and Environment
    Dan Pennock
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science, Retired
    Jean Caron
    Université Laval
    Soil Science and Agri-Food Engineering
    Sylvie Quideau
    University of Alberta
    Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    Kate Congreves
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Plant Sciences
    P. Michael Rutherford
    University of Northern British Columbia
    Environmental Science Program
    Amanda Diochon
    Lakehead University
    Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration
    Geology
    Water Resource Science
    Daniel Saurette
    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Sciences
    Kari Dunfield
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Sciences
    Jeff Schoenau
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science
    Miles Dyck
    University of Alberta
    Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    Bing Si
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science
    Rich Farrell
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science
    Myrna Simpson
    University of Toronto
    Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
    Adam Gillespie
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Sciences
    Graeme Spiers
    Laurentian University
    School of the Environment, Department of Earth Sciences / Department of Biology
    Caroline Halde
    Université Laval
    Département de Phytologie
    Mario Tenuta
    University of Manitoba
    Department of Soil Science
    Richard Heck
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Sciences
    Laura Van Eerd
    University of Guelph
    School of Environmental Sciences
    Brandon Heung
    Dalhousie University
    Department of Plant, Food and Environment
    Fran Walley
    University of Saskatchewan
    Department of Soil Science
    Allen Jobson
    University of Alberta, Retired
    Jim Warren
    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
    Kevin Keys
    Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
    Joann Whalen
    McGill University
    Natural Resource Sciences
    Maja Krzic
    University of British Columbia
    Faculty of Forestry / Faculty of Land and Food Systems
    Noura Ziadi
    Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    Darshani Kumaragamage
    University of Winnipeg
    Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences
     

    RESOURCE CONTRIBUTORS

    Kiran Padda, University of British Columbia
    Information retrieval and fact checking
    Lewis Fausak, University of British Columbia
    Graphic design
    Darrel Cerkowniak, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Production of maps used in Chapters 2 and 8 - 13
    Conor Farrell
    Text entry, photo and copy editing
    Darshani Kumaragamage, University of Winnipeg
    Production of mineral structures used in Chapters 5 and 14
    Hélène D’Avignon
    French translation
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