Programme Groups

SSS – Soil System Sciences

Philippe Duchaufour Medal Lecture by Georges Stoops
Convener: Teodoro Miano 
Rainfall simulation as a tool for soil erosion and soil hydrology studies
Convener: Artemi Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: Peter Fiener , Xinping Wang , Rob Loch , Fred Pierson , Jose Carlos Gonzalez-Hidalgo 
Vegetation and Erosion
Convener: Artemi Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: Mike Kirkby , David Dunkerley , Rory Walsh 
Stability and Functions of Mountain Soils
Convener: Christine Alewell  | Co-Convener: Michele Freppaz 
Management of freshwater scarcity in agriculture and its impact on irrigated soils
Convener: Marcos Lado  | Co-Conveners: Fuensanta García-Orenes , Erik van den Elsen 
The impact of soil degradation on soil functioning
Convener: Erik Cammeraat  | Co-Conveners: Luigi Paolo D'Acqui , Jay Jabro , John Quinton , Bas van Wesemael 
Urban Soils
Convener: Sarah Pariente  | Co-Convener: Thomas Nehls 
Soil erosion and climate change
Convener: Joao Pedro Nunes  | Co-Conveners: Artemi Cerdà , Mark Nearing , Yves Le Bissonnais , Hanoch Lavee 
Digital soil mapping: novel approaches (including geophysical measurements) to the prediction of key soil properties for modelling physical processes
Convener: Gilles Grandjean  | Co-Conveners: Ulrike Werban , Uta Koedel 
Soil water repellency: origin, measurement, effects and synergies with man-made materials
Convener: Stefan Doerr  | Co-Convener: Jorge Mataix-Solera 
Soil quality and climate change
Climate change, intensified soil use and possible impacts on soil functioning: A challenge to improve soil management
Conveners: Peter Burauel , Reiner Schroll  | Co-Convener: Kirk Semple 
Dehydrated and rewetted peatlands: hydrological, physical and chemical changes
Convener: Lech Wojciech Szajdak  | Co-Conveners: Teodoro Miano , Claudio Zaccone 
Experimental methods on soil erosion research
Convener: Manuel Seeger  | Co-Conveners: Alona Armstrong , Nikolaus J. Kuhn , John Quinton , Johannes B. Ries , Boon Chong Peter Heng 
Postfire hydrology and erosion processes: linking impacts across spatial and temporal scales
Convener: Gary Sheridan  | Co-Conveners: Susan Cannon , Patrick Lane 
Magnetic resonance: new understandings and applications in soil and environmental science
Convener: Anne E. Berns  | Co-Conveners: Andreas Pohlmeier , Pellegrino Conte 
Soil Organic Matter: structures, functions, management strategies, and C cycle
Convener: Claudio Ciavatta  | Co-Convener: Claudio Zaccone 
Dryland plants: their effects as 'ecosystem engineers' and “infiltration managers”
Convener: David Dunkerley  | Co-Conveners: Artemi Cerdà , Xinping Wang , Melissa Neave 
Applications of preferential flow
Convener: Antonio Coppola  | Co-Convener: Horst Herbert Gerke 
Archaeopedology and Archaeological Soil Micromorphology
Convener: Luca Trombino  | Co-Conveners: Martine Gérard , Donald Davidson 
From rock to soil and back to rock (including Philippe Duchaufour Medal Lecture)
Convener: Martine Gérard  | Co-Conveners: Giuseppe Corti , Alberto Agnelli , Luca Trombino 
Deep soil organic matter derived from rhizodeposition, leaching water and bioturbation - a relevant component in biogeochemical cycles ?
Convener: Cornelia Rumpel  | Co-Conveners: Abad Chabbi , Ingrid Kögel-Knabner , Artemi Cerdà , Marshall Wilkinson 
Phosphorus biogeochemistry in soils and waters: implications and constrains for sustainable development
Co-Convener: Luisella Celi 
Soil physics and unsaturated zone hydrology: Joint visions for progress in subsurface geosciences (co-organized)
Convener: Nunzio Romano  | Co-Conveners: Artemi Cerdà , Wolfgang Durner , Philip Owens 
Erosion, land degradation and terrestrial carbon cycling (co-organized)
Convener: Nikolaus J. Kuhn  | Co-Conveners: Rolf Aalto , Thomas Hoffmann , Andreas Lang , Timothy Quine , Martin Evans , Erik Cammeraat , Maria Martínez-Mena , Artemi Cerdà 
Soil organic carbon dynamics at the regional scale
Convener: Bas van Wesemael  | Co-Conveners: Kristof Van Oost , Jens Leifeld , Axel Don 
Pollution and reclamation of mining site soils
Convener: Jaume Bech  | Co-Conveners: Elena Korobova , Carmen Pérez-Sirvent , Benedetto De Vivo 
The molecular biogeochemical fate of terrestrial organic carbon
Convener: Klaas G.J. Nierop  | Co-Conveners: Boris Jansen , Ian D. Bull 
Heavy-metal contamination of water, air, soil, and foodcrops (co-organized)
Convener: Jennifer A. Holden  | Co-Conveners: Bruce D. Malamud , Loretta Li , Konstantinos Kostarelos 
Chemistry and physics of the Earth’s surface system: from reactive transport to monitoring of the 'critical zone' (co-organized)
Convener: Jerome Gaillardet  | Co-Convener: Sigurdur Gislason 
Complexity and nonlinearity in soils (co-organized)
Convener: Ana Maria Tarquis  | Co-Conveners: Edith Perrier , R M Lark , Ruth E Falconer 
New, original and successful ideas for teaching Earth Sciences (co-organized)
Convener: Artemi Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: Vlad Constantin Manea , Zoe Robinson , Jose Damian Ruiz Sinoga , Stéphane Follain , Jordi Diaz 
Modelling erosion: from hillslope soil erosion to fluvial export, can we gain from each other? (co-organized)
Convener: Olivier Cerdan  | Co-Conveners: Peter Fiener , Kristof Van Oost 
Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality (co-organized)
Convener: Rosa Lasaponara  | Co-Conveners: Luciano Telesca , Donald McKenzie 
Process geomorphology and ecosystems - disturbance regimes and interactions
Convener: Markus Stoffel  | Co-Conveners: Jens Turowski , Annett Wolf , Stephen Rice 
Climatic and environmental magnetic (paleo-)signatures in waters, ice, soils, and sediments
Convener: Nicolas Thouveny 
Imprints of physical, chemical and biological patterns in the pioneering phase of catchments
Convener: Christoph Hinz  | Co-Conveners: Manfred Stähli , Wolfgang Schaaf , Hartmut Holländer