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.

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

Masterclasses will 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? If you are interested in hosting a masterclass, please see the following link.

If you would like to plan a side event or meeting in the afternoon, we can provide you with the venue. 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 as the contact above.

This website will be filled with information over time. We plan to have information on registration, submission of abstracts, workshops and meeting venues available by December 15th 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wageningen in August 2019.