Science results: special issues derived from EGU-Soil System Science sessions


Sunny day at EGU2014, by Antonio Jordán. Distributed by Imaggeo.

The impact of the oral, poster and PICO presentations of the Soil System Sciences Division of the EGU is greater and greater. Because of the relevance of research results, conveners and contributors often decide to promote the publication of journal special issues. This list is a compilation (probably not complete) of some of these special issues published in scientific journals, with links to the original sources. I’m sure some may be missing, so if you have information, you can send it to me or leave it in the comments. Continue reading

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Soil science and policy challenges


Sarah Connors, EGU Science Policy Fellow
Antonio Jordán, University of Seville

 

Discussions during the 5th International Conference of Fire Effects on Soil Properties in the O’Brien Centre for Science, Dublin, Ireland (2015), by Antonio Jordán. Distributed by Imaggeo.

Soil is often considered as the skin of the Earth and is located at the interface between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Soil is the physical and nutritional support for living organisms in emerged areas. Continue reading

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, a multidisciplinary soil scientist


Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
Chair of Soil Science
Technical University of Munich

The 2015 Philippe Duchaufour Medal is awarded to Ingrid Kögel-Knabner for her fundamental and ground-breaking work on the dynamics and stabilisation of soil organic matter in soils from a basic-chemistry and organo-mineral interactions perspective.

I received my doctorate from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 1987. In 1992 I became a professor of soil science and soil ecology at the Ruhr-Univeristät Bochum.I joined the Life Sciences Center of Technische Universität München (TUM) in 1995 as Professor in Soil Science. Since 2011 I am also a Carl von Linde Senior Fellow at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

Ingrid, with many soil samples in the lab.
Ingrid, with many soil samples in the lab.

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Notes on the Short Course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties (EGU2014)


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Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Guillermo Rein , Antonio Jordán , Claudio Zaccone , Lorena M. Zavala

In this edition of European Geoscience (EGU) 2014 Assembly we organized a short course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties. As in the previous course organized in EGU 2013, we think that the objectives were largely achieved. The attendance was high (Figure 1) and the participants were very intervenient during the entire course. This was an excellent opportunity to share and transmit in a simpler way some important aspects of fire effects on soil properties. The topics covered were, Vegetation controls on debris flows in burned areas, Kevin Hyde Wyoming Centre for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics USA (Figure 2), Assessment of Temperature Reached in Fire-affected Soils with NIR, Raúl Zornoza Department of Agricultural Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Cartagena Spain (Figure 3), Forest Fires effects on Boreal Soils, Kajar Koster, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (Figure 4), Ash and soil interdependence in post-fire environments, Merche Bodi, Spain (Figure 5) and Forest Fires impact on soil biology, Evgeny Abakumov, Department of Applied Ecology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation (Figure 6). Courses are an excellent opportunity to communicate information and show potential research gaps that Master and PhD students can be focused in the nearest future. In the final of the course, the organizers delivered certificates of attendance to speakers and participants. In the name of the organizers thank you very much for the participation. For the next EGU we have already some ideas for new courses, soon we will inform you all. See you next year!!!!

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Participants of the Short Course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties.

 

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Kevin Hyde during the presentation of “Vegetation controls on debris flows in burned areas“.

 

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Raúl Zornoza during the presentation of “Assessment of Temperature Reached in Fire-affected Soils with NIR“.

 

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Kajar Koster during the presentation of “Forest Fires effects on Boreal Soils“.

 

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Merche B. Bodí during the presentation of “Ash and soil interdependence in post-fire environments“.

 

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Evgeny Abakumov during the presentation of “Forest Fires impact on soil biology“.

 

 

This post has been published previously in the EGU Blog Network.

EGU2014 SSS Best Flyer Award


Flyers submitted to the contest
Flyers submitted to the contest

It’s time to vot your favourite EGU2014 SSS flyer!

Votes will be received until March 31st 2014 (votes after that deadline will not be included).

You can access the contest rules here: http://static2.egu.eu/media/filer_public/2013/11/27/egu-sssd_2014_bfa_awards.pdf.

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Short time for submitting abstracts to the EGU2014 Programme on Soil Science


EGU stand during the EGU General Assembly 2012. Photo by Suzanne Voice. Click to see the original picture at Imaggeo.

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Deadlines

Have you submitted yours? Be aware of deadlines:

  • 16 January 2014: Deadline for receipt of abstracts
  • 30 January 2014: Cancellation of Support Applicants who did not answer
  • 04 February 2014: Letter of acceptance
  • 12 March 2014: Letter of schedule
  • 31 March 2014: Deadline for letters of invitation
  • 31 March 2014: Deadline for early registration

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Call for abstracts: Soil System Sciences

Chose the session you are interested in and submit your work.

See details for all sessions here.

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Letters of invitation

Participants who need to receive an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa, to raise travel funds or for administrative purposes should apply for this invitation by 31 March 2014 at the very latest. Requests received later may not be processed by the embassies.

It should be understood, however, that such an invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide financial support.

It should be understood that the organisers can only issue an invitation which includes the time of the assembly plus the Saturdays and Sundays directly before and after the conference, respectively.

This post has been published simultaneously at the EGU Blog Network.

New SOIL journal


New EGU journal SOIL to be launched at the 2014 General Assembly

SOIL is the newest interactive and open access journal of the EGU, which is dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences. It will open for submissions in May 2014, following the journal’s official launch at the EGU 2014 General Assembly. SOIL is at the interface between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. It publishes scientific research that contributes to understanding the soil system and its interaction with humans and the entire Earth system. The scope of the journal includes all topics that fall within the study of soil science as a discipline, with emphasis on studies that integrate soil science with other sciences (such as hydrology, agronomy, socio-economics, health sciences and atmospheric sciences). “We’re really looking forward to launching SOIL because it will provide a unique platform for the publication of soil work within a broad and multi-disciplinary context. We are also particularly excited about EGU’s two-stage open access and discussion process, which allows for a dynamic and interactive peer-review and publication process,” says Managing Editor Johan Six. “We are grateful for the support provided by Copernicus Publications and the EGU Publications Committee.” With SOIL, the EGU now publishes a suite of 16 peer-reviewed open access journals through Copernicus Publications. Like the majority of these journals, SOIL is an interactive two-stage journal with public peer-review and interactive public discussion. The discussion and peer-review of submitted papers are handled in an open access discussion forum (SOIL Discussions, SOILD), while final papers, upon acceptance, will appear in SOIL. The journal will be officially launched at the EGU General Assembly, taking place in Vienna, Austria from 27 April to 2 May 2014.

Aims and scope

SOIL is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences. SOIL is at the interface between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. SOIL publishes scientific research that contributes to understanding the soil system and its interaction with humans and the entire Earth system. The scope of the journal includes all topics that fall within the study of soil science as a discipline, with emphasis on studies that integrate soil science with other sciences (hydrology, agronomy, socio-economics, health sciences, atmospheric sciences, etc.). The following manuscript types can be considered for publication in SOIL: original research articles, review articles, short communications, forum articles and letters to the editors. SOIL welcomes contributions focussing on the physical, chemical, and/or biological aspects of the soil system. The journal especially values papers that go beyond disciplinary boundaries and/or highlight the interactions and feedbacks between the soil system and other Earth system components:

  • Soils and food security;
  • Soils and water;
  • Soils and health;
  • Soils and the human environment;
  • Soils and the natural environment;
  • Soils and biogeochemical cycling;
  • Soil degradation (chemical, physical and biological);
  • Soil protection and remediation (including soil monitoring);
  • Soil as a resource;
  • Soils and biodiversity;
  • Soils and global change.

Executive editors

Eric Brevik

Eric C. Brevik, eric.brevik@dickinsonstate.edu, Dickinson State University, Natural Sciences, 291 Campus Drive, North Dakota Dickinson 58601, United States

Jorge Mataix-Solera

Jorge Mataix-Solera, jorge.mataix@umh.es, University Miguel Hernández, Agrochemistry and Environment, Avda. de la Universidad s/n 03202 Elche (Alicante), Spain

John

John Quinton, j.quinton@lancaster.ac.uk, Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom

Johan Six

Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, Department of Environmental System Science, Switzerland

Kristof van Oost

Kristof Van Oost, UC Louvain, Geography, Belgium

Click here to view the full editorial board.