Call for Abstracts – 2024 BSSS Annual Conference

Jun 20, 2024 | Blog, Featured, Featured Blog, News

We are currently accepting oral and poster abstracts in one of five topics, linked to the conference theme, Sustainable Soils for People and Planet:

    1. Soil Health
      • Covering all aspects of Soil Health, Soil Functions, Indicators, Metrics, and Ecosystem Service Delivery

    2. Soils for Net Zero
      • Covering aspects such as Carbon Sequestration, Peatlands, Climate Change, Urban Soils, and GHG Mitigation.

    3. Nutrient and Water Management
      • Covering aspects such as Soil Erosion and Water Dynamics.

    4. Technology and Innovation
      • Covering aspects such as Sensors, AI and data, Instrumentation, Modelling, and Decision support tools.

    5. Soil, social sciences and culture
      • Covering aspects including Interdisciplinary Work, Stakeholder Engagement, Participatory Research, Citizen Science, Art and Culture.

    To have your abstract considered, submit it via the submission form below.

    Oral abstract submissions will be open until Friday 2 August.

    Poster abstract submissions will be open until Friday 6 September.


  1. The British Society of Soil Science 2024 Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 December in Cardiff. The overall conference theme is Sustainable Soils for People and Planet. The packed multi-disciplinary event spanning the built, natural environment and agricultural sectors, set at the Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff, will provide delegates with a fantastic opportunity to see the latest research and developments within soil science. 

    Registration will be open in due course


  2. Programme

    The exciting and diverse programme will feature keynote speakers and experts across the 2 days. On Wednesday 4 December, representatives from all UK nations will take part in our keynote policy session, which will provide an overview of the key soils-related activities and projects being undertaken in each of the nations.

    Following inquiries and studies into soil health in the UK and across the world, many authorities, including the UK EFRA Committee, is calling for soil health to be put on the same footing as water and air. The BSSS Annual Conference will coincide with World Soil Day (5 December) which highlights the importance of healthy soil and advocates for the sustainable management of soil resources. We understand how vital soil is to sustaining life on Earth, producing our food and sustaining rich ecosystems. With new and emerging policies, there is an ever increasing development of policy and commitment to put this into practice to help with the long-term productivity and resilience of the soil.

    The BSSS Conference will also endeavour to explore multiple functions of soil, such as mitigating flooding, adapting to climate change and increasing biodiversity.

    The conference programme will be released in due course.

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