Wageningen Soil Conference 2019
Understanding soil functions
August 27 – 30, 2019
Wageningen, the Netherlands
Wageningen University & Research is delighted to invite you to join us at the fourth edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference. As in previous editions, the aim is to discuss the importance of soils. In the 2019 edition, the focus will be on “Understanding soil functions: from ped to planet”. To do this we will adopt a new style of conference, with traditional conference talks in the mornings, followed by a range of scientific and interactive topic masterclasses in the afternoons.
Tuesday August 27
Professor Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
Soil organic matter: changing concepts and expectations
Wednesday August 28
Dr Edith Hammer, Lund University
Build your own soil: Micro-structured Soil Chips allow to investigate soil functions at microbial scale
Thursday August 29
Dr Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich
Mapping microorganisms to understand the feedbacks between warming and soil carbon loss at a global scale
Friday August 30
Professor Victoria Ballester, University of Sao Paulo
Can we change our agricultural practices in tropical regions? Synergies and trade-offs using the soil functions approach
We invite you to submit presentations and posters under four themes:
|Day 1 – Soil functions for society||Land management and policy applications|
|Day 2 – Innovative methods for measuring soil functions||Lab, field or sensor technology|
|Day 3 – Modelling & mapping of soil functions across scales||Temporal, spatial and social|
|Day 4 – Can we understand synergies and trade-offs between soil functions||Primary productivity; biodiversity; nutrient cycling; water resources; carbon and climate regulation|
The Masterclasses include a range of topics linking to the four themes. For example, are you interested in a masterclass in pedometrics, or how to identify nematodes, or would you like to visualise functional land management through augmented reality? See under Masterclasses which Masterclasses are available and choose your preferred Masterclasses when you register.
If you would like to plan a side event or meeting in the afternoon, we can provide you with a room and facilities. Get together with colleagues and discuss future project proposal ideas or have a project meeting, as part of the conference.
Just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to Wageningen in August 2019.