2021 Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate



Join us for the next installment of this longstanding event.  The symposium program will include volunteered presentations, invited presentations, a technical tour, panel discussions, and discussion groups.  Watch this site for updates on abstracts, program content, registration and more. 

8.16.2019 - The call for abstracts is open!  Submit your abstract now.  Learn how to submit by viewing the announcement here.  EXTENDED until March 2.

7.19.2019 - Soil Erosion Research Symposium announcement 


Interested in becoming a sponsor?  There are several levels of opportunities for involvement.  Sponsorship of this symposium will promote your company as a strong supporter for soil erosion research and soil conservation efforts, and put your company in view of all attendees and on promotional materials.  Find the costs and benefits here.    

Co-Sponsors inlclude:

To find out more on becoming a co-sponsor, contact
Dr. Dennis Flanagan, Symposium Chair
USDA-Agriculutral Research Service
National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
275 S. Russell St
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1196
+01(765) 494-7748

Author information, contact
Dr. Anita Thompson, Proceedings Chair 
+01(608) 262-0604

All other questions,
Jessica Bell, ASABE Meetings and Conferences
+01(269) 932-7029

Organizing Committee Members
Symposium Chair - Dennis Flanagan
Local Arrangements - Megh Goyal
Program - Johnny Grace III
Proceedings - Anita Thompson

Other Members
Grizelle González
Eric Harmsen
Mike Kucera
John Leys
Manuel Matos
Debu Misra
Thomas Oommen
Ismael Pagán-Trinidad
Luis Perez-Alegría
Charles Privette III
Vahid Rahmani
Carlos Ramos
Pete Robichaud
Mario Rodriguez
Sanjay Shukla
John Tatarko
Larry Wagner
Bofu Yu



Soil erosion caused by wind and/or water is a continuing problem throughout the world that threatens the capacity of the Earth to produce food, fiber, and renewable sources of energy for an ever-increasing population. Additionally, eroded sediment and agricultural chemicals are major water and air pollutants, causing many detrimental off-site impacts. Compounding the erosion problems are the effects of climate change. Warmer air temperatures also increase ocean water temperatures, that can result in larger and more severe storms and hurricanes. For example, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, with 2975 fatalities, as well as infrastructure and erosion damages across the island. This symposium provides a forum for participants to discuss the status and future of soil erosion research.