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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

 

Day of Young Soil Scientists 2017

 

Wednesday February 15, 2017
The Royal Academies of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels

Every year the Soil Science Society of Belgium is organizing a Day for the Young Soil Scientist. This day, the floor belongs to the new generation of soil scientists: they get the opportunity to showcase their work and get to know other (young) soil scientists. For all members, this day is an excellent opportunity to learn about new research initiatives undertaken by the different research groups, both in Belgium and abroad.

  • Venue: Royal Academy, Hertogstraat 1, Brussels – Ockeghemzaal
  • Date: 15/02/09 from 13:30 – 17:00
  • All research groups are invited to send abstracts for oral presentation or posters

The scientific programme

  • Oral presentations (10’ presentation + 5’ discussion each) – selection will be based on content and distributed over the research groups.
  • A session of synthetic poster presentations (3’ each = 2 slides each) – there is no limit to the number of poster presentations! M.Sc. thesis students are warmly encouraged to make a poster on their actual thesis work, with special attention to the research question they are trying to answer + the methods of their research.
  • A poster session with explanation in the poster room where also drinks will be served.
  • Registration: participation is free and open to non-members, but please register by sending an email to soilsciencesocietyofbelgium@gmail.com with ‘Registration DYSS 2017 + your name’ as the subject of the email.

 

Young Soil Scientists days 2014

Every year the Soil Science Society of Belgium is organizing a Day for the Young Soil Scientists.
The idea is that young soil scientists from Belgium get to know each other, learn about new research initiatives undertaken by the different research groups, both in Belgium and abroad.
Last year we have developed a new concept for the Young Scientists Day so as to accommodate many more participants and hence make the meeting more attractive for all.

Venue: Royal Academy, Hertogstraat 1, Brussels
Date: 26/02/2014 from 13:30 – 17:30

All research groups are invited to send abstracts for ONE oral presentation and as many as possible posters.

The scientific programme

  • A limited number of oral presentations: one presentation per research group
    (15 min. presentation + 5 min. discussion each)
  • A session of synthetic poster presentations; there is no limit to the number of poster presentations!
    (3 min. each = 2 slides each)
    Also this year’s M.Sc. thesis students are warmly encouraged to make a poster on their actual thesis work, with special attention to the research question they are trying to answer and the methods of their research. The results may be subject of a paper during the Young Scientists day Anno 2015!
  • Poster session with drinks served.

Subscriptions and abstracts

Subscription for this event is possible until Friday January 31, 2014 by filling out the online registration form.

The submission of abstracts will expire at February 9th, 2014.
Please send your title and abstract in English in time to Giles Colinet (Gilles.Colinet@ulg.ac.be). Don’t forget to mention the co-authors and their affiliations.

Looking forward to an overwhelming response, especially from our new generation soil scientists, we send you our best wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Martine Swerts, President SSSB
Gilles Colinet, Secretary-Treasurer SSSB