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Programme Groups

SSS – Soil System Sciences

SSS1 – General Soil Science
SSS2 – Weathering, soil mineralogy and micromorphology
SSS3 – Soil organic matter and organo-mineral interaction
SSS4 – Soil and regolith morphology and genesis
SSS5 –  Soil physics
SSS6 – Soil conservation
SSS7 – Soil chemistry and biogeochemical cycles
SSS8 – Soil biology, microbiology and biodiversity
SSS9 – Soil pollution, degradation and remediation
SSS10 –  Soil as a record of the past
SSS11 – Agriculture Soils
SSS12 – Educational
SSS13 – Methods in Soil Science
SSS14 – Co-listed sessions

Philippe Duchaufour by José Torrent
Convener: A. Cerdà 
SSS1 –  General Soil Science
Milestones in Soil Science Research
Convener: A. Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: T. Miano , J. Weber 
Soil Science: Historical and Societal Issues
Convener: E. C. Brevik 
Urban soils and the urbanization impacts
Convener: S. Pariente  | Co-Conveners: T. Nehls , A. Ferreira , T. Steenhuis 
Scaling, Nonlinearity, and Complexity in soils (co-organized)
Convener: A. M. Tarquis  | Co-Conveners: Perrier , M. Marani , R. M. Lark , R. E. Falconer , Kravchenko , M. Steffens , C. W. Mueller , R. Viscarra Rossel 
SSS2 –  Weathering, soil mineralogy and micromorphology
Nanosized iron oxides in soils: agronomic, environmental and palaeoenvironmental significance (including Philippe Duchaufour Medal Lecture)
Co-Convener: Gomez 
Weathering and bioweathering: measurement techniques and implications in soil formation
Co-Conveners: Zoghlami , E. Doehne 
SSS3 –  Soil organic matter and organo-mineral interaction
Stabilization of organic matter in soils, sediments and marine dissolved organic matter (co-organized)
Convener: S. Abiven  | Co-Convener: M. W. I. Schmidt 
Land use and land management impacts on soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics: from the long term experiment to the national inventory (co-organized)
Convener: B. van Wesemael  | Co-Conveners: A. Don , J. Leifeld , M. Á. Muñoz , R. Zornoza 
SSS4 –  Soil and regolith morphology and genesis
Digital soil mapping: novel approaches and sensing techniques to the prediction of key soil properties
Convener: U. Werban  | Co-Conveners: G. Grandjean , H. Reuter , U. Koedel , P. Dietrich , H. Bartholomeus 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.10 
SSS5 –  Soil physics
Assessment and modeling of concentrated flow erosion
Convener: R. Giménez  | Co-Conveners: Gordon , E. Taguas , J. Casalí , M. James 
Temporal dynamics and effects of changes in land use on soil properties and processes
Convener: A. Paz-González  | Co-Conveners: A. Schwen , A. M. Tarquis , D. Or , W. Durner , A. Gobin 
Models and scaling: Assessing impact of climate change and land management on erosion and sediment dynamics
Convener: S. Keesstra  | Co-Conveners: E. Nadal Romero , M. Kirkby , M. Seeger , J. A. Gómez , A. M. Tarquis , N. J. Kuhn , J. P. Nunes , J. C. Gonzalez-Hidalgo , S. Beguería , P. Lionello , E. Taguas 
Dynamics of soil surface characteristics (including physical and biological soil crusts): consequences on soil functioning and role of climate and land use change
Convener: O. Cerdan 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.8 
Cutting across the soil-water field: A way to make new flowers blooming or the risk of sitting on the fence?
Convener: N. Romano  | Co-Conveners: M. Vanclooster , K. G. J. Nierop , S. Doerr , S. Dekker 
Understanding Fire Phenomena in the Earth System Using Interdisciplinary Approaches
Co-Conveners: G. Rein , A. C. Scott 
Connectivity in water and sediment dynamics: how do we move forwards? (co-organized)
Convener: A. Parsons  | Co-Conveners: S. Keesstra , R. Pöppl , D. Dunkerley 
Coupled Physical and Chemical Transformations Affecting the Performance of GeoSystems (co-organized)
Convener: H. Holländer  | Co-Conveners: J. M. Soler , G. Kosakowski 
Effects of forest cover loss and land use change on erosion, sediment dynamics and ecosystem health (co-organized)
Co-Convener: P. Owens 
Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality (co-organized)
Convener: M. Pereira  | Co-Conveners: R. Trigo , M. Penning de Vries , L. Clarisse , Boschetti 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.13 
SSS6 –  Soil conservation
Eco-engineering mitigations against natural hazards: Biological and Geophysical contributions to sustainable soil bioengineering in a changing world
Convener: H. P. Rauch  | Co-Conveners: F. Preti , F. Graf , F. Ozcep 
Soil degradation and theoretical aspects of desertification in arid and semi-arid environments. Degradation versus self-organization
Convener: L. M. Zavala  | Co-Conveners: A. Jordán , J. Gil , T. Vanwalleghem , E. Cammeraat 
Combat desertification and soil degradation in arid and humid environments and assess impacts on ecosystem services – approaches and solutions.
Convener: E. van den Elsen  | Co-Conveners: J. de Vente , A. Ferreira , R. Hessel 
SSS7 –  Soil chemistry and biogeochemical cycles
Where does all the Pyrogenic Organic Matter go? Its Fate in Soils, Water and Sediments
Convener: C. Santin  | Co-Convener: S. Doerr 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.13 
Biochar for soil remediation and global warming mitigation
Convener: J. Paz-Ferreiro  | Co-Conveners: A. M. Tarquis , G. Gascó Guerrero , Méndez Lázaro , P. Pereira , A. Merino 
Movement and Fate of eroded soil organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems
Convener: N. J. Kuhn  | Co-Conveners: T. Quine , K. Van Oost 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.10 
Molecular and isotopic techniques in terrestrial ecosystem studies
Convener: B. Jansen  | Co-Conveners: Bull , C. Sierra , D. Derrien , M. W. I. Schmidt , S. Trumbore , G. Wiesenberg 
SSS8 –  Soil biology, microbiology and biodiversity
Ecology and Erosion
Convener: A. Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: M. Kirkby , S. Manfreda , J. Mataix-Solera , V. Arcenegui , P. Dlapa 
Soil management as a determinant of microbial diversity and function
Convener: F. García-Orenes 
SSS9 –  Soil pollution, degradation and remediation
Radioactive Chemical Species in Soils : pollution and remediation
Convener: J. Bech  | Co-Conveners: M. M. Abreu , E. Korobova , C. Pérez-Sirvent 
Soil de-pollution and changing organic management systems
Convener: P. Burauel  | Co-Convener: Munch 
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.9 
SSS10 –  Soil as a record of the past
Soils as record of the past
Convener: C. Zaccone  | Co-Conveners: J. van Mourik , C. Barbante , S. Kluiving 
SSS11 –  Agriculture Soils
Organic farming, soils and energy balance
Convener: M. M. Moreno Valencia  | Co-Conveners: A. M. Tarquis , C. Moreno Valencia , R. Sánchez , A. Cerdà 
Soil Management for Sustainable Agro food Systems
Co-Conveners: P. White , Crawford , Amoros 
Soil and irrigation sustainability practices
Convener: L. Rodriguez-Sinobas  | Co-Conveners: G. Provenzano , A. M. Tarquis , R. Moratiel 
“Dynamic Landscapes”: Causality, Interaction and Long Term Modelling of Soil Surface Processes
Convener: R. Ciampalini  | Co-Convener: S. Follain 
Cotton production practices impacts soil quality
SSS12 –  Educational
Teaching Soil Science or how to teach that dirt is fascinating
Convener: A. Jordán  | Co-Conveners: L. M. Zavala , D. Badía-Villas , J. Liddicoat 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.10 
Geodiversity and geoheritage in university education and research (co-organized)
Convener: E. Cammeraat  | Co-Conveners: E. Reynard , H. van den Ancker 
SSS13 –  Methods in Soil Science
Evolution of soil properties in space and time. Soil information for environmental assessment and decision making
Convener: A. Jordán  | Co-Conveners: L. M. Zavala , C. Pain , J. Gil , V. Wong , G. Bárcenas-Moreno , M. Muñoz-Rojas , P. Pereira , J. P. Nunes , Carrick, 
Modeling the experiment, experimenting the models - combining rain and wind to soil erosion
Convener: M. Seeger  | Co-Conveners: T. Iserloh , Basaran , A. Cerdà , W. Fister , D. Gabriels , N. J. Kuhn , J. de Lima , J. B. Ries 
Stable isotopes in geosciences - open session, including blocks of special attention (co-organized)
Convener: P. De Groot  | Co-Conveners: A.-V. Bojar , E. Kerstel , J. Smit , D. R. Gröcke , P. Negrel , E. Petelet-Giraud 
SSS14 –  Co-listed sessions
Soil conservation policies and strategies in Europe
Convener: J. A. Gomez  | Co-Conveners: A. Cerdà , J. Quinton , G. Govers , L. Montanarella 
Glacial retreat: implications for microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
Convener: T. J. Battin  | Co-Convener: B. Sattler 
How interactions of recalcitrant and labile organic matter may drive carbon and nutrients balance in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
Co-Conveners: T. J. Battin , M. Reichstein 
Soil, sediment and dust magnetism - magnetic parameters in environmental studies
Co-Conveners: E. Petrovsky , L. Sagnotti 
Energy, Resources & the Environment
Convener: M. Kühn  | Co-Convener: H. Held 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD6.12 
High definition topography - data acquisition, modelling, interpretation
Convener: D. Rieke-Zapp  | Co-Conveners: D. Vericat , I. Marzolff 
Organic matter export across landscapes: Understanding the rates and controls
Convener: R. Hilton 
Geomorphological maps - indispensable tool in geomorphology
Convener: W. Schwanghart  | Co-Conveners: J.-C. Otto , T. Heckmann 
Sediment and carbon fluxes under human impact and climate changes
Convener: T. Hoffmann  | Co-Conveners: G. Erkens , G. Verstraeten 
Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation and Use to Examine Geomorphic Processes
Convener: J. K. Hillier  | Co-Conveners: P. Tarolli , P. Passalacqua , D. Mason , S. Conway 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD12.11 PSD12.7 
Monitoring and modelling transfer processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum across scales
Convener: N. Romano  | Co-Conveners: R. Angulo-Jaramillo , M. Javaux , M. van der Ploeg 
Metrics, measures and objective functions in Hydrology
Convener: U. Ehret  | Co-Conveners: E. Zehe , H. Gupta , C. Perrin , S. Seibert , D. E. Reusser 
Trace gases emissions from soils: Sources, mechanisms and process rates
Convener: L. Weihermueller  | Co-Convener: Y. Kuzyakov 
Remote sensing of soil moisture
Convener: W. Wagner  | Co-Conveners: N. Verhoest , A. Loew (deceased) , P. de Rosnay , S. Mecklenburg , Drusch , Y. Kerr 
Geological and hydro-biogeochemical feedbacks shaping habitats and biodiversity in terrestrial systems
Convener: D. Or  | Co-Conveners: G. Berberich , A. Hildebrandt , P. D. U. A. Glasmacher 
The role of interfaces in flow and transport in porous media
Convener: P. Lehmann  | Co-Conveners: I. Neuweiler , H.-J. Vogel 
Temperature observations in the subsurface: contributions to climate sciences, soil sciences, permafrost, glaciology, hydrology, and heat flow studies
Convener: V. Rath  | Co-Conveners: J. Noetzli , F. González-Rouco , J. Safanda