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Soils as record of the past
Convener: C. Zaccone  | Co-Conveners: J. van Mourik , C. Barbante , S. Kluiving 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 23 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 6
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 23 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X/Y

Lake and peat deposits have been used in the last decades as records of natural and anthropogenic-induced changes in the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and anthropogenic inputs on different temporal and spatial scales.
The present session will be devoted to the use of multi-proxy studies of past environmental changes as recorded by such archives on centennial and millennial time-scales, as well as to the understanding of processes and mechanisms governing the “reliably” of these archives.
Relevant topics will include: (i) reconstructions of vegetation and climate of the past through the integrated analysis of different terrestrial archives; (ii) reconstructions of the human impact on the environment, in terms of organic and inorganic pollutant, land-use, fires, etc; (iii) reconstruction of soil forming environments of the past and landscape evolution; iv) influence of organic matter diagenesis, humification, and/or vertical migrations on the reliability of these records.