Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate



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Post-meeting links with detailed information:

1.12.23 – Those wishing to obtain credit for professional development will need to complete the required form:

PDH Form

12.14.22 - Individuals registered for the symposium have the option to attend on Tuesday, January 10 for the field trip around western Puerto Rico. Here is the itinerary, with travel links and a detailed Story Map. Registration is still available until December 30!


8.2.22 - Registration is now open to attend the Soil Erosion Research Symposium.  The registration rates are based on your participation, see the rates here.  Onlline registration is preferred however, here is a paper form that you can use for those that require that option.

ALL PRESENTERS-register before October 1 to confirm your presentation in the symposium program.  General registration is open through December 14, in-person registration will begin January 8.  

7.6.22 - Attention all STUDENTS!  There will be a poster session and competition held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez on January 11.  Click below to read about the topics, requirements, and a special offer for UPRM students.  The poster deadline is December 1 and symposium registration is required by October 1 to participate.  

5.18.22 - The abstract portal remains open until June 15 for edits and paper uploads.  
             - The Soil Erosion Research Symposium will be held concurrently with the AgroEnviron 2020 in 2023.  If you missed the deadline to add an abstract to our program, consider submitting to theirs.  The abstract submission deadline is June 15.  Presentations from this symposium and the AgroEnvrion symposium will be held at the Punta Borinquen Resort the week of January 8-13.  All registrations will be through the ASABE portal.  Check back soon for registration options. 

11.1.21 - New submission site is open now through March 15, 2022.  Click into it using the Abstract Portal button above.  Submissions previously submitted may be submitted again.  

10.18.21 - January 8-13, 2023.  The call for abstracts will open in November with a new link.  Previously submitted abstracts will not be transferred to the new portal due to the length of time since their initial submission.  

9.28.21 - Due to extensive travel restrictions, the symposium will be rescheduled.  Registration has been closed.  Once future dates are established, we will post the information here.  Authors - details are coming regarding your submissions.

8.3.21 - Registration is OPEN!  Authors, be sure to register by the Early Bird deadline of October 1 to ensure your position in the program.  Online registration is open for general use until December 13.  Not an ASABE member?  Save money on your registration by joining today!  Registration rates for the symposium are available here.  *Registration will open for the new dates in the last quarter of 2022.

5.18.21 - Registration will be opening soon-watch here for details!  Planning ahead?  Make your hotel reservations by email - or phone:
Punta Borinquen Resort (main hotel) 787.890.9000 Located at 90 Wing Rd, Aguadilla, PR 00603
     Single/Double $146.70 / $157.60 plus taxes and applicable fees; includes breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott Aguadilla 787.658.8000 Located at 200 W Parade Rd, Aguadilla, PR 00603
     Single/Double $149 plus taxes and applicable fees; does not include breakfast

10.5.2020 -New dates announced: January 9-14, 2022 - - - UDPATED Call for Abstracts.  Review the the new timeline and find out key deadlines here.

6.9.2020 - Examples of the meeting paper and extended abstract have been created to assist you with your submission.  Final papers and abstracts are due September 15, 2020.  Soil Erosion meeting paper template

8.16.2019 - The call for abstracts is open!  Submit your abstract now.  Learn how to submit by viewing the announcement here.  EXTENDED until February 15, 2021.

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
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
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.