Soil is an environment where minerals undergo steady changes with consequences to the bioavailability and cycling of elements. Chemical weathering of primary minerals provides nutrients to soil biota and results in the formation of secondary minerals that react strongly with pollutants, organic matter, and organisms. Soil minerals, therefore, are major controls in the biogeochemical cycling of elements in soil. The complex interactions between minerals and their abiotic and biotic environment offer numerous challenges to modern environmental research, such as (1) the identification of relevant mineral-related processes at different spatial and temporal scales, (2) the determination of properties of soil minerals, and (3) the resulting impact of soil minerals on element speciation, mobility, and bioavailability. The session aims at bringing together expertise in field, laboratory, and modelling studies for shedding light on all aspects of soil minerals as determinants in the biogeochemical cycling of major (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulphur) and trace elements (e.g., antimony, cadmium, molybdenum, and selenium).

Convener: Robert Mikutta | Co-conveners: Christian Mikutta, César Plaza, Claudio Zaccone
| Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room -2.32
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Hall X1

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room -2.32

Chairperson: Robert Mikutta, Christian Mikutta, César Plaza and Claudio Zaccone
16:30–16:45 |
Valerie F. Schwab, Gerd Gleixner, Ulf-Niklas Meyer, Jana Tischer, and Susan E. Trumbore
16:45–17:00 |
Itamar Shabtai, Srabani Das, and Johannes Lehmann
17:00–17:15 |
Pauline Winkler, Klaus Kaiser, Reinhold Jahn, Sabine Fiedler, Angelika Kölbl, Robert Mikutta, Susanne Woche, and Karsten Kalbitz
17:15–17:30 |
Anja Miltner, Jan Achtenhagen, and Matthias Kästner
17:30–17:45 |
Nithavong Cam, Clément Levard, Jérôme Rose, Emmanuel Doelsch, Bertrand Devouard, and Isabelle Basile-Doeslch
17:45–18:00 |
Benjamin Butler, Keith Shepherd, Mercy Nyambura, Andrew Sila, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, and Stephen Hillier