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Programme Day of the Young Soil Scientist #DYSS18

Book of abstracts DYSS18

13.30 – 13.45:    Registration and welcome coffee

13.45 – 14.15:    Keynote speaker presentation

14.15 – 14.30: “Effects of different terrace protection measures on runoff, soil and nutrient   losses in Buberuka highlands and Eastern plateau agro-ecological zones of Rwanda” by Jules Rutebuka (UGent)

14.30 – 14.40: PechaKucha “The impact of vegetation changes on soil moisture over the Dry Chaco” by Michiel Maertens (KUL)

14.40 – 14.55: “Monitoring of spatio-temporal variability of substrate moisture on green roofs with different substrates depths and link to biodiversity” by Cédric Bernard (ULiège)

14.55 – 15.05: PechaKucha “A review of Mongolian soil characteristics and its environmental issues” by Tamir Enkh-Amgalan (National University of Mongolia)

15.05 – 15.20: “Stable isotopic (2H, 18O) quantification of root water uptake distribution of tree and crop in agroforestry context” by Francoise Vanoverbeke (ULiège)

15.20 – 15.30:  PechaKucha “Does phytoliths become the main source of bioavailable Si in highly weathered soil?” by Félix de Tombeur (ULiège)

15.30 – 15.50:   Posters presentation

15.50 – 16.20:   Coffee break and poster presentations

16.20 – 16.40: “Sorption of 137Cs on glauconite sands from the Neogene” by Yaana Bruneel (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre)

16.40 – 16.50: PechaKucha “Soil quality and microbial life: how sequencing can pierce the black box” by Caroline De Tender (Research Institute for Agriculture)

16.50 – 17.10: “Assessing the heavy metals pollution in soil and vegetable in Lanping lead-zinc mining areas” by Judith Deblon (ULiège)

17.10 – 17.20: PechaKucha “Study of the impact of century-old biochar on soil chemistry and nutrient cycling in soil-plant systems” by Victor Burgeon (ULiège)

17.20 – 17.40: “The effect of micro-topography on 3D electrical resistivity measurements for monitoring of soil moisture in potato fields on sandy soil” by Thibault Manhaeghe (ULiège)

17.40 – 17.50: PechaKucha “Soil processes controlling Si bioavailability by increased pH after biochar amendment” by Zimin Li (UCL)

17.50 – 18.00: Concluding remarks


Programme Thematic Day ’14

Soil-plant interactions in a changing world

DATE: Friday December 5th, 2014 (9:00 – 12:30)
VENUE: The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (Rubenszaal), Hertogsstraat 1 Rue Ducale, Brussels
REGISTRATION: see below or follow this link

» Download the book of abstracts here!

Soil, plants and chemistry

09:00-09:20 ‘Capacity of microorganisms to decompose organic carbon affected by an increasing content of reactive mineral phases in a podzolic soil chronosequence.’ Vermeire et al. (UCL)

09:20-09:40 ‘Calibration of δD n-alkane as paleo-climate proxy in the DeepCHALLA archive.’ De Wispelaere et al. (UGent)

09:40-10:00 ‘Effects of different types of fertilizers on phosphorus availability in a soil with low P content.’ Barbieux et al. (ULg)

 Coffee break (30 min) + poster session

 Soils and plant roots

10:30-10:45 ‘Can root distribution be related to soil water potential in an irrigated ‘Conference’ pear orchard?’ Janssens et al. (Soil Service of Belgium)

10:45-11:00 ‘A review of the effects of plant roots on concentrated flow erosion.’ Vannoppen et al. (KULeuven)

11:00-11:15 ‘Can electrical resistivity tomography offer us a dynamic view on what happens in the soil-plant continuum?’ Garré et al. (ULg)

11:15-11:30 ‘Differential hydrological strategies: a stable isotope perspective on trees water sources.’ Hervé-Fernández et al. (UGent)

11:30-11:45 ‘Improving macroscopic modelling of water and osmotic stresses on root water uptake.’ Jorda Guerra et al. (KULeuven)
11:45-12:15 Invited talk: ‘Water relations in the soil-plant system: what can we learn from functional-structural plant models.’ Lobet et al. (ULg)

Extra poster contributions still possible. (Poster guidelines: max A0, portrait)
Deadline 01/12/2014
In the framework of the international year of soils (IYS), poster contributions announcing activities for the IYS are encouraged next to the regular research posters.

2015 International year of soils