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Soil Erosion, Land Use and Climate Change: mapping, measuring, modelling, and societal challenges (co-organized)
Convener: Anna Smetanova  | Co-Conveners: Joao Pedro Nunes , Rossano Ciampalini , Elias Symeonakis , Marcus Schindewolf 
 / Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–12:15  / 13:30–15:15
 / Attendance Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Soil erosion, climate, land use and society are, undoubtedly, inter-related. Understanding and managing their linkages and common feedbacks, within a changing environment, is one of the greatest challenges of our time. This session brings together interdisciplinary expertise and approaches for the study of the erosion-land use management-climate change nexus, in the past, present and for predicting its development in future. It provides a unique platform for the discussion of the common issues, the datasets and methodologies and the perspectives of their development. Such discussions are needed to improve the efficacy of joined efforts and to provide sustainable and adaptable solutions to societal challenges related to soil erosion-land use and climate change. The papers linking all four aspects: soil erosion, climate change, land use management and societal challenges are especially welcomed.
Dr. Panos Panagos (Land Resource Management Unit, JRC, Ispra, Italy) is the invited keynote speaker.