Call for Abstracts: Early Careers Conference

Feb 11, 2021 | News

Soils: Past, Present and Future

Abstract submission open from Thursday 11 February to Thursday 11 March 2021


The Early Careers (EC) Committee of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is inviting abstract submissions for its EC Conference which will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September 2021 in Glasgow. The conference is fully funded for all BSSS EC members, covering registration, accommodation, workshops, seminars, and catering. The conference will provide a welcoming environment for postgraduate students, PhD researchers, post-docs, and early career industrial researchers to showcase their work whilst encouraging networking and collaboration.


Although the Planning Committee are working towards the EC Conference being a face-to-face event, COVID 19 restrictions may require for this to move to a virtual conference and event details will follow in the Spring.


Abstracts are invited on the conference theme: Soils: Past, Present and Future. The properties and functions of soils that we observe today reflect the complex natural history of soil formation in combination with the many ways in which most soils have been modified by current and former human activities. To address the great challenges of our time such as soil degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss, a holistic understanding of the soil system is required that accounts for the history of our soils, their present state, and the projections of how they may be altered by changes in climate and management.  As such, abstract submissions from all aspects of soil science are welcome! Due to the nature of the COVID pandemic forcing much research to take place at home, we welcome abstracts detailing desk-based research including reviews and meta-analyses.


Submission Requirements

  • Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and written in English
  • Figures and tables should not be included, though graphical abstracts may be included
  • Submissions should include a list of all authors and, if accepted, the author or one of the co-authors must be available to present the work at the event from Monday 6 to Tuesday 7 September. If this will not be possible, please withdraw your abstract as early as possible
  • By submitting the abstract, the author(s) declare that they are authorised to submit the abstract on behalf of all author(s) and that the work is theirs
  • Please use the form to submit your application and confirm whether you have preference for an oral or poster presentation
  • Abstract submissions should only be submitted by members of the Society in good faith and abstracts from non-members will be rejected
  • Abstracts must be received by Thursday 11 March at 5:00pm
  • For any queries regarding your submission, please contact
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