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Global Soil and Sediment transfers in the Anthropocene (PAGES-GloSS) (co-organized)
Convener: Thomas Hoffmann  | Co-Conveners: Veerle Vanacker , Markus Fuchs , Rajiv Sinha , Hans von Suchodoletz 

The vulnerability of soils to human-induced erosion and its downstream effects on fluvial and deltaic ecosystems is highly variable in space and time; dependent on climate, geology, the nature and duration of land use, and topography. Despite our knowledge of the mechanistic relationships between erosion, sediment storage, land-use and climate change, the global patterns of soil erosion, fluvial sediment flux and storage throughout the Holocene remain poorly understood.
The newly launched PAGES working group GloSS aims to determine the sensitivity of soil resources and sediment routing systems to varying land use types during the period of agriculture, under contrasting climate regimes and socio-ecological settings.
This session invites contributions to the GloSS working group from all areas of soil science, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and (geo-)archaeology that illustrate or quantify the human impact on soils and sediment transfer during the Anthropocene. Papers covering empirical and modelling studies from local to global scales with a special focus on large-scale compilations and upscaling of proxies for human impacts are very much appreciated.