2002 News Archive
LEME Success at International Conference
Keith Scott attended the 17th World Congress of Soil Science held
in Bangkok from August 14-21. This was a major conference with 2500
attendees from 98 countries. The abstract volumes were more than
15 cm thick and the Conference Proceedings are only available on
CD (to save the forests!). The papers were distributed among 65
symposia, with seven papers being presented orally and up to three
times that number by poster for each symposium.
Keith made a poster presentation in Symposium 25: Mineralogy and
Geochemistry of the Regolith (chaired by Rob Fitzpatrick and Anchalee
Suddhiprakarn). His poster "Behaviour of geochemical pathfinder
elements during weathering and pedogenesis in SE Australia"
(produced by Travis Naughton in the LEME Visual Resources Unit,
Perth) won the best poster award for its session and then, out of
the 65 session winners, won one of eight "Outstanding Poster
Awards" for the "presentation of a poster with supreme
scientific content, structure and lay-out".
The organisers were so impressed by the poster that they requested
that it remain in Thailand as a permanent reference!
LEMErs, Rob Fitzpatrick, Marian Skwarnecki, Mark Raven and Richard
Merry were involved in several other papers at the congress. Rob
was elected chairman of the International Union of Soil Sciences
Commission VII: Soil Mineralogy.
Acting Program 2 Leader
15 October 2002