Soil-forming processes can be observed at various spatial and temporal scales, including molecular - microscopic - pedon - landscape scales, and a similarly wide range of temporal scales. They are influenced not only by the “classical five” soil-forming factors, but also by the factor “humans”. This holds true not only for the industrial period and urbanized areas, but also for palaeopedological and archaeological contexts.

In this session, we seek abstracts on all of these aspects of “soils as records in time and space”:
- soil processes proceeding at different scales, incl. interactions across scales (both spatial and temporal)
- human-induced soil changes (incl. mechanical and chemical changes, as well as the introduction of artificial parent materials)
- advances in understanding weathering mechanisms and mineralogical changes in time and space
- linkages of spatial patterns and processes in soil landscapes over time
- processes taking place on short time scales, thereby contributing to long-term soil changes
- aeolian inputs to soils, implications for soil genesis and ecologically relevant soil properties
- palaeosols and geomorphic features as records of former environments and human activity

Convener: Daniela Sauer | Co-conveners: Anna Schneider, Joscha Becker, Markus Egli, Klaus Kaiser
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room -2.20
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room -2.20

Chairperson: Markus Egli, Klaus Kaiser, Stephen Asabere
Basic research on soil processes may help answering applied research questions
08:30–08:45 |
Dan Evans, John Quinton, Andrew Tye, Jessica Davies, Simon Mudd, and Angel Rodes
09:00–09:15 |
Kwabena Abrefa Nketia, Stephen Boahen Asabere, Joscha Becker, Stefan Erasmi, and Daniela Sauer
09:15–09:30 |
Francesca Calitri, Markus Egli, and Michael Sommer
09:30–09:45 |
Mandana Shaygan, Melinda Hilton, Neil McIntyre, and Mansour Edraki
09:45–10:00 |
Lingling Shi, Jianchu Xu, and Ostermann Anne
10:00–10:15 |
Marco Peli, Stefano Barontini, Benjamin C. Bostick, Roberto G. Lucchini, and Roberto Ranzi
Soil processes across scales and imprint of human activities
Coffee break
Chairperson: Anna Schneider, Joscha Becker, Daniela Sauer
10:45–11:00 |
Philipp Gries, Karsten Schmidt, Thomas Scholten, and Peter Kühn
11:15–11:30 |
Qingfang Bi, Andreas Richter, Xianyong Lin, and Yong-Guan Zhu
11:30–11:45 |
Tobias Sprafke, Heinz Veit, Christine Thiel, Andre O. Sawakutchi, Felix Lauer, Annette Kadereit, Leonor Rodrigues, Marcia R. Calegari, Beatriz M. Rodrigues, Paul Tchawa, Paul-Desire Ndjigui, Phillipe Tchomga, and Pablo Vidal-Torrado
11:45–12:00 |
Giovanni Mastrolonardo and Giacomo Certini
12:00–12:15 |
Oren Ackermann, Joel Roskin, Hamoudi khalaily, Dimirty Yegorov, and Jacob Vardi
12:15–12:30 |
Palaeoclimatic Reconstructions From Micromorphological Studies Of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Egg And Eggshells Bearing Palaeosols In Central India
Anjali Kumari, Seema Singh, and Ashu Khosla