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SSS12.10

Soil mapping and process modelling for sustainability
Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Eric C. Brevik , Anna Smetanova , Bradley Miller , David L. Lindbo , Miriam Muñoz-Rojas , Jetse Stoorvogel , John Triantafilis , László Pásztor 
Orals
 / Fri, 22 Apr, 13:30–17:15  / Room -2.32
Posters
 / Attendance Fri, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X1
Soil maps and process modelling are fundamental tools for better land use planning and management. In the first instance soil mapping is important because it synthesises complex information in an understandable manner. Therefore, the production of accurate maps is a key issue because it enables farmers, consultants and government personnel to understand the variation in either soil type or individual soil properties. As a result, the soil can be managed accordingly and be used sustainably at the field, farm and across a given territory. Secondly, understanding the causes of land and soil degradation (e.g. urban sprawl, intensive agriculture, pollution, deforestation, etc.), and the consequently to serious environmental, social and economical problems that results, process modelling can be employed to facilitate the task of territorial planning and contributes to a sustainable landscape use. This session aims to bring together studies on the use of soil mapping and process modelling for sustainable land use management. Studies focused on spatio-temporal modelling of soil properties for sustainable land use-are welcome.