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.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Johannes Lehmann

Tuesday August 27
Professor Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
Soil organic matter: changing concepts and expectations

Dr Edith Hammer

Wednesday August 28
Dr Edith Hammer, Lund University
Build your own soil: Micro-structured Soil Chips allow to investigate soil functions at microbial scale

Dr Thomas Crowther

Thursday August 29
Dr Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich
Mapping microorganisms to understand the feedbacks between warming and soil carbon loss at a global scale

victoria ballester

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: wageningensoilconference@wur.nl

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