Soil structure, function and ecosystem services are discussed within each soil discipline: biology, chemistry and physics and it is recognised that each one of these soil disciplines have great importance in determining the overall soil health and characteristics. Moreover, there is an interrelationship between soil biota and the chemical and physical properties of the soil. For example, soil chemical composition can influence the survival of organisms in the soil and in return, soil organisms may change soil pH, aggregate stability and rate of organic matter decomposition. Healthy, bio-diverse, fertile soil that is rich in nutrients and elements required for food security and proper human nutrition can lead to personal physical fitness as well as social wellbeing for both the individual and broader society. Despite sessions and discussions within each soil discipline, there is very little talk between disciplines and one of the main reasons is the difficulties of the members of one discipline to understand the jargon used by another.
The aim of this session is to bring experts and ECSs from the different soil disciplines to present on soil structure, function and ecosystem services where the only rule is that jargon is not allowed! Our main objective is to facilitate discussion and feed soil information between the biology, chemistry and physics disciplines.
We have dedicated our session to the work of Professor Lily Pereg who was the initiator of this session and President of Soil System Sciences Division at EGU until she died tragically and unexpectedly earlier this year.

Co-organized as BG2.29/HS8.3.17
Convener: Taru Sandén | Co-conveners: Brigitta Szabó, Karen Vancampenhout, Eric C. Brevik, Bahar S. Razavi, Lily Pereg (deceased)
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room -2.47
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X1

Attendance time: Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Brigitta Tóth, Karen Vancampenhout, Eric Brevik, BAHAR SADAT Razavi
X1.202 |
| Highlight
Jan Willem van Groenigen, Kees Jan van Groenigen, Gerwin Koopmans, Lotte Stokkermans, Hannah Vos, and Ingrid Lubbers
X1.203 |
| Highlight
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Erin Stacy, Carolyn Hunsaker, Dale Johnson, and Stephen C. Hart
X1.206 |
| Highlight
Obvious but overlooked: soil erosion neglect in the global phosphorus cycle
Christine Alewell, Pasquale Borrelli, Bruno Ringeval, and Panos Panagos
X1.207 |
Haicheng Zhang, Ronny Lauerwald, Pierre Regnier, Philippe Ciais, Bertrand Guenet, Victoria Naipal, and Kristof Van Oost
X1.209 |
Dust emission from semi-arid soils and resulted environmental air pollution
Itzhak Katra, Nitzan Swet, and Smadar Tanner
X1.210 |
On the Rb and Li turnover and availability in the sub-arid south-eastern Mediterranean: potential health implications
Fyodor Kot
X1.211 |
Selenium availability and retention in broiler chickens fed with selenium biofortified diet
Balram Singh and Arsim Ademi
X1.213 |
Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Abeer Aitta, Mohamed Shams, Nasser Talha, and Eric C. Brevik
X1.214 |
Eric C. Brevik, Lily Pereg, Paulo Pereira, Joshua J. Steffan, Lynn C. Burgess, and Csongor I. Gedeon
X1.215 |
Eric C. Brevik, Damien Field, Jacqueline Hannam, Maja Krzic, Cristine Muggler, Jude Odhiambo, Yoshitaka Uchida, Danny Itkin, and Liana Pozza
X1.217 |
Susan Crow, Hannah Hubanks, Jonathan Deenik, Christine Tallamy Glazer, Elaine Vizka, and Nhu Nguyen
X1.218 |
Sascha Scherer, Raimund Schneider, Gebhard Schüler, and Christoph Emmerling
X1.219 |
Trade-off analyses of multiple mountain ecosystem services along elevation, vegetation cover and precipitation gradients: a case study in the Taihang Mountains
(withdrawn after no-show)
Zheng Wang
X1.220 |
Matthias Leopold, Mary-Anne Lowe, and Falko Mathes