Soil: The Skin of the Earth

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
October 06, 2015 Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Andrew Kurtz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Earth and Environment, Boston University.

2015 is the International Year of Soil, and soil expert Professor Kurtz is sharing his expertise with the public. We take soil for granted, but it is the indispensable "skin" of the Earth, a vital component of the global ecosystem, and it needs some respect. Dr. Kurtz explains how soils evolve, diversify and enable plant and animal life. And why there is increasing concern today about threats to soil, the "pedosphere".

Some background on Soil