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Division 1: Soil in Space and Time

C1.1 - Soil morphology and micromorphology

C1.1.1 - Using soil morphology and micromorphology indicators of soil health

C1.1.2 - Structural indicators of soil quality using X-ray computed tomography:

C1.1.3 - How to use micromorphology to understand palaeosols and polygenetic soils?

C1.2 - Soil geography

C1.2.1 - The geography of soils in a changing world

C1.2.2 - Remote sensing applied to soil science

C1.3 - Soil Genesis

C1.3.1 - Soil-forming processes and their transformation under human impact

C1.3.2 - Soil pedogenesis and diversity in extreme environments

C1.3.3 - Anthrosols - the human constructed soils

C1.4 - Soil classification

C1.4.1 - Soil systems and soil classification - their links and feedbacks

C1.5 - Pedometrics

C1.5.1 - Global soil carbon modeling

C1.5.2 - Crucial techniques for the critical zone: Soil morphometrics, monitoring & modeling

C1.5.3 - Reconciling pedometrics and pedology

C1.6 - Paleopedology

C1.6.1 - Human-environment interactions recorded in soils and palaeosols

C1.6.2 - Soil memory: proxies for deciphering records of past environmental conditions in soils and palaeosols


Division 2: Soil properties and processes

C2.1 - Soil physics

C2.1.1 - Soil structure dynamics
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C2.1.2 - The role of soil physics in water conservation and food security

C2.2 - Soil chemistry

C2.2.1 - Soil organic matter dynamics from molecules to landscapes

C2.2.2 - Life on the interphase: interactions between soil geochemical and biological traits

C2.2.3 - Soil and water pollution: dynamics and evaluation
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C2.3 - Soil biology

C2.3.1 - Soil microbiological processes and nutrient cycling under crop rotation

C2.3.2 - Molecular techniques as a useful tool to reveal soil biodiversity and biotechnological potential of microbial genomes

C2.3.3 - Rhizosphere mineral dynamics: soil-plant-microorganism

C2.4 - Soil mineralogy

C2.4.1 - Dynamic minerals: shifts in soil mineral composition as a result of soil use and management over the human time scale

C2.4.2 - New techniques for advanced mineral studies

C2.4.3 - Influence of biological process in mineral formation

C2.5 - Soil chemical, physical and biological interfacial reactions

C2.5.1 - Soil interfacial reactions and their control of biogeochemical cycles

C2.5.2 - Advances in techniques to investigate soil interfaces to understand interfacial reactions


Division 3: Soil Use and Management

C3.1.1 - Recent advances in terroir zoning, functioning and sustainability
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.1.2 - Multi-scale and multi-domain approaches to develop smart farming

C3.2 - Soil and Water Conservation

C3.2.1 - Managing and remediating floodplain and wetland soils

C3.2.2 - Soil management in organic production and agroecology

C3.2.3 - Artificial drainage systems: maintaining soil functions and protecting water resources

C3.2.4 - Nutrient and contaminant transport in drained soils

C3.2.5 - Soil erosion modelling: Global Alliance

C3.2.6 - Agricultural management to protect soil resource to support a growing population
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.3 - Soils and land use Change

C3.3.1 - Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in tropical soils First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.3.2 - Nutrient budgets in agricultural soils

C3.3.3 - Advancement of plant nutrition studies for sustainable agriculture First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.3.4 - Greenhouse gases emissions associated with fertilizer use

C3.3.5 - Soils for mitigating global warming: greenhouse gas emission reduction and/or enhancing carbon sequestration
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.3.6 - Sustainable phosphorus fertilizer use in tropical soil

C3.3.7 - Contribution of zero tillage (no-till) to sustainable use and management of soils
First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.3.8 - International nitrogen initiative

C3.3.9 - Management of soils recently impacted by volcanic activity

C3.3.10 - Beneficial management practices for sustaining soil fertility
First Session (a); Second Session (b) ; Third Session (c)

C3.3.11 - Biochar for soil fertility management

C3.3.12 - Sustainable land management in rural basins belonging to the south cone of Latin America

C3.5 - Soil Degradation control, remediation and reclamation

C3.5.1 - Behavior and regulation of radionuclides in soil-plant system: Long term countermeasure for the renovation of agriculture

C3.5.2 - Native metallophytes from mine spoils as a potential source for phytoremediation

C3.5.3 - Frontier of soil quality evaluation after remediation of contaminated field

C3.5.4 - Antibiotics and their resistance in agricultural food production

C3.5.5 - Radionuclides in soils: pollution sources and sustainable remediation approaches

C3.5.6 - Biogeochemical fate of radiocesium in terrestrial environment: Advances after the Fukushima accident

C3.6 - Salt-affected soils

C3.6.1 - Oasis soils: can our wisdom and experience survive in Anthropocene
First session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.6.2 - Salinity mapping and modelling salinization processes
First session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.6.3 - Salinity management and remediation of salt-affected soils
First session (a); Second Session (b)

C3.6.4 - Impact of land use change on soil and the environment in dry regions
First session (a); Second Session (b)


Division 4: The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment

C2.4 - Soil mineralogy

C4.1 - Soils and the Environment

C4.1.1 - Soil ecosystem services

C4.1.2 - Climate change and adaptation of soil functions

C4.2 - Soils, food security, and human health

C4.2.1 - Soil and Human Health First Session (a); Second Session (b)

C4.2.2 - Soil quality and food security in the tropics

C4.2.3 - Soil quality to secure human and environmental health

C4.3 - Soils and land use change

C4.3.1 - Ecological soil management systems and soil quality

C4.3.2 - Assessment and inventory of land use change under the SDG´s perspective

C4.4 - Soil education and public awareness

C4.4.1 - Soil science education in the 21st century

C4.4.2 - Soil education and public perception of soils

C4.4.3 - Placement and accreditation of soil science in the workforce related to natural resources

C4.5 - History, philosophy, and sociology of soil science

C4.5.1 - Integration of historical, philosophical and sociological worldviews to secure and sustain soils in the future

C4.5.2 - Foreseeable breakthroughs in soil science

C4.5.3 - Field to Palette: A Nexus Approach to Soil and Art

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