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1.1 - Advances in observation, classification and mapping of soils
Conveners: Lucia Anjos (UFRRJ/BR) and Jacqueline Hannam (Cranfield University/UK)
a) Challenges in observation, classification and mapping of soils
Erika Micheli (Szent Istvan University/HU)
b) Advances in observation and mapping of soils
Alfred Hartemink (University of Wisconsin/USA)
c) Soil classification: from Dokuchaev to a comprehensive sequential quantitative centroidal system
Alex McBratney (The University of Sydney/AU)
1.2 - Soil data and information for smarter land management
Conveners: Peter Wilson (CSIRO/AU) and Noel Schoknecht (SSA/AU)
a) Soil Information: A global treasure for delivering food production and agricultural sustainability impact.
Simon Cook (Curtin University/AU)
b) Soil data exchange standards, development and implementation perspectives from the Oceania regional soil partnership.
Peter Wilson (CSIRO/AU)
c) The Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) – progress and application.
Rik van den Bosch (ISRIC, NE)
1.3 - Pedodiversity and biodiversity
Convener: Budiman Minasny (The University of Sydney/AU)
a) Soil microbial diversity as controlled by pedodiversity in New South Wales, Australia
Vanessa Pino (The University of Sydney/AU)
b) Mapping, understanding and predicting soil microbial diversity across France
Nicolas Chemidlin Prévost-Bouré (IRA Dijon/FR)
c) How soils reflect biodiversity on Earth through geologic time
Curtis Monger (USDA-NRCS/USA)
1.4 - Functional land management: managing soils from ped to planet
2.1 - The impact of climate change on soils in vulnerable coastal environments
2.2 - Interactions between physical, biological and chemical processes in soil
Convener: Stephan Peth (UK/GE)
a) Extrapolation of chemical, physical and biological properties and functions from micro- to the macro-scale
Hainer Rorn (CAU/GE)
b) The power of the soil on microbiome function and interaction
Eiko Kuramae (NIOO/NE)
c) Spatial distribution of soil microorganisms within their habitat
Ellen Kandeler (UH/GE)
2.3 - Microbial and nonmicrobial products for multi-use (agriculture, urban, industries, etc)
2.4 - Advanced techniques in soil mineralogy and biological process in mineral formation
Convener: Valdormiro Souza-Junior (UFRPE/BR)
a) Recent advances on XRD-based techniques applied to soil minerals studies
Bruno Lanson (Earth Sciences Institute/FR)
b) Improvements on soil mineral studies based Synchrotron radiation techniques
Donald L. Sparks (University of Delaware/USA)
c) Mineral-life interaction in soil environment
Francisco Javier Cuadros (The Natural History Museum/UK)
3.1 - Sustainable P fertilizer use in tropical soils
3.2 - Soil fertility management and the African Green Revolution
3.3. - Sustainable soil management
3.4 - Agricultural management to protect soil resource to support a growing population
4.1 - Soils, Society and Culture: people´s connections to soil.
Conveners: Nikola Patzel (IUSS/DE) and Cristine Muggler (UFV/BR)
a) The unrecognized face of the Earth.
Christian Feller (IRD/FR,
b) Soil Ethics – Soil Care, Beliefs and Values.
Sabine Grunwald (University of Florida/US)
c) Sacred Ploughing and Soil: The Peasant Sovereign in Eastern India.
Milinda Banerjee (LMU/DE and Presidency University/IN)
4.2 - Soil Education and public awareness
Conveners: Eric Brevik (US) and Fabiane Vezzani (UFPR/BR)
a) Some challenges and accomplishments in soil science education: Teaching practices, principles, and beyond. Damien Field (University of Sidney/AU)
b) Soil education in Latin America.
Laura Berta Reyes Sanchez (UNAM/MX) and Cristine Muggler (UFV/BR)
c) Which Public? Audiences of soil communication from an arts and humanities perspective.
Alexandra Toland (DE)
4.3 - Paradigm change in soil science: utopia or reality?
Conveners: Guilherme Sobrinho (Lapsiafro/UFRRJ/BR) and Alexandra Toland (DE)
a) From soil properties to soil functions and beyond: paradigm change in soil science?
Thomas Sauer (NLAE/USDA/US)
b) A Soil Security concept to value ecosystem services.
Cristine Morgan (Texas AM University/US)
c) Cultural patterns of soil understanding.
Nikola Patzel (IUSS/DE)
4.4 - Soil organic matter to secure food and water and the 4 per 1000 initiative
Conveners: Beata Madari (EMBRAPA/BR)
a) The '4 per 1000 initiative'.
Claire Chenu (FR)
b) ‘4 per mille’ a global persepctive.
Budiman Minasny (University of Sydney/AU)
c) Agroecology and tropical soils management beyond food security.
Heitor Teixeira, UFV/WUR, BR)
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