Soils provide many essential functions which are indispensable for terrestrial ecosystems and the health of human societies. Beyond the production of biomass these functions are nutrient cycling, filter and buffer for water, storage of carbon and habitat for an overwhelming biodiversity.
In view of an increasing pressure on agricultural soils and the need for sustainable soil management all these functions need to be taken into account. They emerge from complex interactions between physical, chemical and biological processes in soil. This need to be understood and disentangled to predict the impact of agricultural soil management on soil functions. The intention of this session is fourfold. We seek contributions which (i) broaden and advance our perspective on soil functions, (ii) enhance our current process understanding of how soil management practices impact one or more soil functions, (iii) show how to quantify soil functions based on suitable proxies or indicators and (iv) demonstrate how soils resist and recover from perturbations.

Convener: Hans-Jörg Vogel | Co-conveners: Nicolas Brüggemann, Chris Collins, Rita Grosch, Michael Schloter
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room G1
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X1

Friday, 12 April 2019 | Room G1

Chairperson: Hans-Jörg Vogel
08:45–09:00 |
Marcus Schmidt, Christian Markwitz, Lukas Beule, René Beuschel, Leonie Göbel, Rüdiger Graß, Josef Langenberg, Maren Langhof, Sarah Malec, Diana-Maria Seserman, Lukas Siebicke, Anita Swieter, Verena Otter, Carolin Rudolf, Christine Wachendorf, Marife D. Corre, and Edzo Veldkamp
09:00–09:15 |
Jumpei Fukumasu, Christopher Poeplau, Thomas Kätterer, Elsa Coucheney, John Koestel, Nick Jarvis, and Mats Larsbo
09:15–09:30 |
Tom Storr, Jacqueline Hannam, and Robert Simmons
09:30–09:45 |
Melanie Armbruster, Tim Goodall, Penny Hirsch, Nick Ostle, Richard Pywell, and Robert Griffiths
09:45–10:00 |
Ute Wollschläger, Susanne Döhler, Einar Eberhardt, Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Sara König, Mareike Ließ, Birgit Lang, Stefanie Mayer, David Russell, Bastian Stößel, Ulrich Weller, Martin Wiesmeier, and Hans-Jörg Vogel
10:00–10:15 |
Aidan Keith, Matt Aitkenhead, Mark Cave, Gren Turner, Beverley Dodd, and Simon Smart