Sunday, October 6, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019
Hilton Adelaide, South Australia
This conference is eligible for the Student Conference Grant for Society Early Career Members. Details can be found here
- Ecological significance and function of SOM
- Impacts of climate change and land use on SOM
- The economic and social value of SOM
- SOM restoration: Restoring ecosystem function through SOM recovery
- C sequestration – opportunities, costs, trade-offs
- SOM dynamics in fire-prone landscapes
- Going downunder: Deep SOM dynamics
- The living part of SOM – microbes, microfauna, mesofauna, macrofauna
Invited Speakers include;
- Dr Abad Chabbi "Soil capital- our last rampart to address climate change, food security & reaping societal challenges"
- Dr Matt Aitkenhead "Monitoring and mapping Scotland’s peat soils: legacy and development"
- Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe "Lateral transport of SOM through landscapes"
- Professor Francesca Cotrufo "Improving understanding and forecasting of Soil Organic Matter dynamics to transform challenges into opportunities"
- Professor Franciska de Vries "Soil C cycling in a changing world: the role of root-microbe interactions"
- Assistant Professor Cynthia Kallenbach "Soil microbial community and metabolic feedbacks on soil organic matter pools"
- Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner "Mineral surface area and organic matter accrual"
- Dr Lynne Macdonald "Organic amendments: opportunities & challenges in stressed agricultural environments"
- Professor Alain Plante "Drowning in data: Making sense of high resolution and cutting edge analyses of soil organic matter"
- Professor Dr Johanna Pausch "Linking aboveground processes and SOM cycling in the rhizosphere"
- Dr Joshua Schimel
- Carlos A. Sierra "Generalizing soil organic matter models for understanding overall system properties"
- Dr. Jennifer L. Soong, PhD "SOM dynamics in fire prone landscapes "
- Marie Spohn "Interactions of organic carbon and phosphorus dynamics in soils"