In the second half of his keynote address to the 50th Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Dr. William McGill covers some of the emergent research issues in soil science. Some of the topics are: Biochar, climate change, agroecology and novel genes (and novel pharmaceuticals). Dr. McGill concludes that the future of soil science is what we make of it.
Dr. William McGill is Acting Dean, Graduate Studies and professor of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, B.C. In February, 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the organization that publishes the journal Science, the most widely-read peer-reviewed scientific journal in the world. Dr. Bill McGill was elected a Fellow of AAAS for his contributions to soil science and for effective science communication to students and the public at large.
This is part two of the presentation. To view part one, go here.