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1.1 - Advances in observation, classification and mapping of soils
Conveners: Lucia Anjos (UFRRJ/BR) and Jacqueline Hannam (Cranfield University/UK)
a) Challenges in observation, classification and mapping of soils
Erika Micheli (Szent Istvan University/HU)
b) Advances in observation and mapping of soils
Alfred Hartemink (University of Wisconsin/USA)
c) Soil classification: from Dokuchaev to a comprehensive sequential quantitative centroidal system
Alex McBratney (The University of Sydney/AU)
* Dan Yaalon Award Ceremony
2.1 - Microbial and nonmicrobial products for multi-use (agriculture, urban, industries, etc)
Conveners: Fátima Souza Moreira (UFLA/BR) and Jerri Zilli (EMBRAPA/BR)
a) Exploiting the biotechnological potential of microorganisms genomes.
Eric Triplett (UF/USA)
b) Contribution of biological nitrogen fixation andPGPR for profitable environment-friendly agricultural Production. Graham O'Hara (MU/AU)
c) Legislation of microbial and nonmicrobial products for agricultural use.
Hideraldo Coelho (MAPA/BR)
3.1 - Soil fertility management and the African Green Revolution
Conveners: Bernard Vanlauwe (IITA/KE) and Rebbie Harawa (AGRA/KE)
a) Progress with ISFM at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Rebbie Harawa (AGRA/KE)
b) Different approaches to increase productivity and fertilizer use efficiency.
Patrick Mutuo (UF/USA)
c) The science of agronomy at scale.
Keith Shepherd (ICRAF/KE)
4.1 - Soil organic matter to secure food and water and the 4 per 1000 initiative
Conveners: Beata Madari (EMBRAPA/BR)
a) The '4 per 1000 initiative'.
Claire Chenu (FR)
b) ‘4 per mille’ a global persepctive.
Budiman Minasny (University of Sydney/AU)
c) Agroecological transitions to promote biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services.
Heitor Teixeira, UFV/WUR, BR)
1.2 - Soil data and information for smarter land management
Conveners: Peter Wilson (CSIRO/AU) and Noel Schoknecht (SSA/AU)
a) Soil Information: A global treasure for delivering food production and agricultural sustainability impact.
Richard Bell (MU/AU)
b) Soil data exchange standards, development and implementation perspectives from the Oceania regional soil partnership.
Peter Wilson (CSIRO/AU)
c) The Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) – progress and application.
Bas Kempen (ISRIC, NE)
2.2 - Interactions between physical, biological and chemical processes in soil
Convener: Stephan Peth (UK/GE)
a) Extrapolation of chemical, physical and biological properties and functions from micro- to the macro-scale
Rainer Horn (CAU/GE)
b) The power of the soil on microbiome function and interaction
Eiko Kuramae (NIOO/NE)
c) Spatial distribution of soil microorganisms within their habitat
Ellen Kandeler (UH/GE)
3.2 - Sustainable soil management
Conveners: Pedro Luiz de Freitas (EMBRAPA/BR) and Julian Dumanski (WB/CA)
a) Soil carbon management and global environmental services and soil health.
Don Reicosky (Morris/USA)
b) Contributions of zero tillage for sustainable soil management – Brazilian experiences in adopting ZT/CA and integrated systems. John Landers (Brasilia/BR)
c) Relation of CA to healthy farms and healthy landscapes.
Rafael Fuentes Lanillo (IAPAR/BR).
4.2 - Soil Education and public awareness
Conveners: Eric Brevik (US) and Fabiane Vezzani (UFPR/BR)
a) TRIL: Let’s frame the soil education scene?
Damien Field (University of Sidney/AU)
b) Soil education in Latin America.
Laura Berta Reyes Sanchez (UNAM/MX) and Cristine Muggler (UFV/BR)
c) Which Public? Audiences of soil communication from an arts and humanities perspective.
Alexandra Toland (DE)
1.3 - Pedodiversity and biodiversity
Convener: Budiman Minasny (The University of Sydney/AU) and Ellen Kandeler (UH/GE)
a) How soils reflect biodiversity on Earth through geologic time
Curtis Monger (USDA-NRCS/USA)
b) Soil microbial diversity as controlled by pedodiversity in New South Wales, Australia
Vanessa Pino (The University of Sydney/AU)
c) Mapping, understanding and predicting soil microbial diversity across France
Nicolas Chemidlin Prévost-Bouré (INRA Dijon/FR)
2.3 - What is hidden in soil water data or databases?
Convener: Birl Lowery (UW/USA)
a) Application of PTF for diagnostics, monitoring and predictions in Brazil.
Javier Tomasella (CEMADEN/BR)
b) HYBRAS Hydrophysical database for Brazilian soils: experiences, challenges and perspectives.
Marta Vasconcelos Ottoni (CPRM/BR)
c) A global database of soil infiltration data: status and perspectives
Harry Vereecken (Agrosphere/DE)
3.3 - Sustainable P fertilizer use in tropical soils
Conveners: Paul Withers (Bangor University/UK) and Vinicius de Melo Benites (Embrapa Soils/BR)
a) Poor p use efficiency and novel fertilizers - when can the latter mitigate the former?
Michael McLaughlin (University of Adelaide/AU
b) Comparing phosphorus legacies in temperate and tropical soils
Tom Bruulsema (IPNI/USA)
c) Transitions to sustainable management of phosphorus in Brazilian agriculture
Luciano Gatiboni (UDESC/BR)
4.3 - Paradigm change in soil science: utopia or reality?
Conveners: Guilherme Sobrinho (Lapsiafro/UFRRJ/BR) and Alexandra Toland (DE)
a) From soil properties to soil functions and beyond: paradigm change in soil science?
Thomas Sauer (NLAE/USDA/US)
b) Producing a dynamic soil information system for society. Are we ready?
Charles W. Rice (Mary L. Vanier University/US)
c) Cultural patterns of soil understanding.
Nikola Patzel (IUSS/DE)
1.4 - Functional land management: managing soils from ped to planet
Conveners: Rogier Schulte (Wageningen University/NE and Erika Micheli (Szent Istvan University/HU)
a) Integrating land use planning and water governance in Brazil
Victoria Ballester (University of São Paolo/BR)
b) Interactive Augmented Reality Workshop for Matching Supply and Demand for Soil Functions
Moderated Prof. Rogier Schulte (Wageningen University/NE)
2.4 - Advanced techniques in soil mineralogy and biological process in mineral formation
Convener: Valdormiro Souza-Junior (UFRPE/BR)
a) Recent advances on XRD-based techniques applied to soil minerals studies
Bruno Lanson (Earth Sciences Institute/FR)
b) Improvements on soil mineral studies based Synchrotron radiation techniques
Donald L. Sparks (University of Delaware/USA)
c) Mineral-life interaction in soil environment
Francisco Javier Cuadros (The Natural History Museum/UK)
3.4 - Agricultural management for soil health to support a growing population
Conveners: Tom Bruulsema (IPNI/USA) and Luis Ignácio Prochnow (IPNI/BR)
a) Effective and efficient nitrogen management to support the pillars of sustainability
Roberto Norton (IPNI Australia)
b) Phosphorus availability in soils - biological, chemical and physical approaches for a sustainable agriculture
Paulo Sérgio Pavinato (USP/BR)
a) Potassium: A Newcomer to Soil Health and Sustainability Discussions?
Scott Murrell (IPNI/USA)
4.4 - Soils, Society and Culture: people´s connections to soil.
Conveners: Nikola Patzel (IUSS/DE) and Cristine Muggler (UFV/BR)
a) Soil, make the invisible visible.
Christian Feller (IRD/FR)
b) Soil Ethics – Soil Care, Beliefs and Values.
Sabine Grunwald (University of Florida/US)
c) Sacred Ploughing and Soil: The Peasant Sovereign in Eastern India.
Milinda Banerjee (LMU/DE and Presidency University/IN)
Dear participants of the 21th WCSS,
We are sharing the images taken at the Convention Center to remind you of the great time we had during the event.
Our best and thanks again to all that helped to make this a special moment.
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