Ash in the Environment
Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Scott Woods , Tiina Tulonen , Jorge Mataix-Solera , Radka Kodesova , Artemi Cerdà 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 6
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y

Ash is the organic and inorganic residue produced from the combustion of wood, coal and
other organic materials. Ash can have a range of environmental effects, including impacts to
air and water quality, soil hydrology and soil chemistry. The nature of these effects depends on
the type, amount, origin and age of the ash, when and where it is released, and subsequent
interactions with precipitation, the atmosphere and the soil. This session aims to bring
together ash researchers from diverse multidisciplinary environment fields to exchange
information and ideas regarding the properties of ash from laboratory burning experiments,
prescribed fires, forest fires and industrial boilers, the effects of ash on the
environment. Studies concerning new methodologies of ash analysis and for modelling the
effects of ash across a range of spatial and temporal scales are also welcome. We believe that
by bringing together ash researchers working on different types of ash, in a range of
environmental settings, and with differing focus areas we will improve our understanding of
ash in the environment, leading to the development of new ideas for future research.

Invited speaker:

Ales Kapicka
Institute of Geophysics ASCR, Prague 4, Czech Republic (

Magnetic properties of fly ash and its relevance for soil pollution mapping

Full papers can be submitted to the European Journal of Forest Research ( to be publish in a special section

Related event: SSS2.4 – Soil water repellency: origin, assessment and geomorphological consequences (including Philippe Duchaufour Medal Lecture)
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 9
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Wed, 06 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall Z