Presentations 17th February 2009, New York, USA

     speaker biographies        full programme



  Jeffrey D. Sachs    Welcome

  Pedro Sanchez  Soil Knowledge for a Sustainable Planet

  Kofi Annan   Enhancing the African Green Revolution with Digital Soil Maps

  Jacques Diouf   Inaugurating the Global Digital Soil Map (video 99 Mb)

  Alfred Hartemink - A soil science renaissance


The Global Reach of - Regional Views and Perspectives

  Jonathan Hempel   National Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture

  Neil McKenzie   Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia

  Lou Mendonša-Santos   Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

  Luca Montanarella   Joint Research Commission, European Commission, Italy

  Peter Okoth   Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute CIAT

  Ganlin Zhang   Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


The Many Uses of - Applications for Sustainable Development

  Jerry Melillo: Climate Change   The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

  Ruth De Fries: Sustainable Land Use   Columbia University

  Stan Wood: Food Security   International Food Policy and Research Institute

  Diana H. Wall: Soil Biodiversity   School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State


The Global Impact of

  Zhongli Ding   Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (video 127 Mb)

  Paul Bertsch   University of Kentucky/Soil Science Society of America

  Sveinn Runolfsson    Icelandic Soil Conservation Service

  Michael Golden   National Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture